By its very nature, innovation can be noisy. It demands change, flexibility and innovators to loudly champion how they’ve shaped the future for the better. That noisiness is not always in line with perceptions of “Canadian politeness”. Post-COVID-19 Canada will require more noise about innovation; not only to get us through the immediacy of the global pandemic, but to inspire innovative solutions to address longer-term critical global challenges.
Full Professor, Political Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa
As soon as governments became aware of the severity of COVID-19, most have promoted social distancing measures. This included cancelling or limiting attendance at sporting events, concerts, and other collective meetings where large groups converge. The rationale for these decisions has been to prevent what epidemiologists call ‘superspreading events (SSEs)’, or large infection clusters.
Science fiction is one of the means of representation of science in modern societies, in a way that is distinct from the representational modes of teaching, popularization, institutionalization, and politics.
Associate Vice-President, Research, Promotion and Development Martine Lagacé announces the nomination of Monica Gattinger as Chair of the University of Ottawa Press Editorial Board, for a three-year mandate. Professor Gattinger, who has been a member of the Editorial Board since 2012, succeeds Robert Major, who had been Chair since 2011.
Congratulations to Professor Sandra Schillo, Core Member of the ISSP and Associate Professor at The Telfer School of Management, for becoming a member of The McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics.