What will be the plan after the pandemic is managed? Who will show the necessary leadership and how will citizens participate meaningfully? Will we see more effective national coordination on research, innovation and health strategies? Can we become technologically sovereign with vaccines, medical devices and equipment while maintaining our global science outreach? Will we go beyond the mere rhetoric of being prepared for the next global emergency?
Author: Prof. Jennifer Wallner and Prof. Patrick Leblond
Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, uOttawa
Faculty Affiliate, ISSP
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and CN – Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy, uOttawa
On August 17, we convened health, education and economic experts on The Benefits & Challenges of Sending Children Back to School webinar, to discuss the benefits and challenges of sending children back to school in person this fall. We wanted to bring together a wider range of people who rarely have the occasion to speak face to face. Here’s what we found out.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and spread across the world, so will its disproportionate impact on refugees. With the majority of refugees coming from Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, Somalia, South Sudan, and Myanmar, they are among the world’s most vulnerable populations and are facing unimaginable hardships and barriers to keep safe from the coronavirus.
New survey results from Positive Energy examines Canadians’ views on the role of oil and gas in Canada’s current and future economy, and the respective roles of federal and provincial governments in the country’s energy and climate future. This novel survey explores how party affiliation, ideology, region, gender, and age may influence opinions on these topics.
Do not miss the uOttawa Nordic talk on Thursday, September 17 2020, at 10 am EDT, moderated by Monica Gattinger, ISSP Director and Chair of Positive Energy, with the Ambassador of Denmark, Ms. Hanne Fugl Eskjær, the Ambassador of Sweden, Mr. Urban Ahlin, the Ambassador of Iceland, Mr. Pétur Ásgeirsson, the Ambassador-Designate of Norway, Mr. Jon Elvedal Fredriksen and Ms. Kaisa Heikkila, Chargée d’affaires of the Embassy of Finland.