The ISSP is delighted to invite you to a talk by Professor Stefanie Haustein, Faculty Affiliate, ISSP and Assistant Professor, Department of Information Studies, Faculty of Arts, uOttawa.
On September 26, Professor Haustein will introduce you to social network analysis in the context of metadata of scholarly publications and will demonstrate how rich network data can be used to showcase collaborations and indicate one’s standing in the scholarly community in a more accurate and complete way than simple indicators such as the h-index or the number of citations.
The Institute for Science, Society and Policy and the Royal Canadian Institute for Science are delighted to host the first panel of the third year of the ISSP-RCIScience Lecture Series. The series focusses on the impact of emerging science and technology on society.
On September 24, we will discuss the science, policy and societal implications of climate change at the Arctic.
The ISSP was delighted to invite you to a talk by Michael Carolan, Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Affairs for the College of Liberal Arts at the Colorado State University and the 2019 - 2020 Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Science and Society at the ISSP.
The ISSP and the Department of History of the University of Ottawa were delighted to host Professor Stathis Arapostathis from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
The talk focused on the politics of expertise and the co-production of sociotechnical imaginaries, expertise identities, and public policies in agriculture, as they relate to the use of fertilizers and water management in Greece between 1945 - 2010.
The ISSP was delighted to host Professor Sergio Sismondo from Queen's University. Entitled Big Pharma's Invisible hands, the talk explored the mechanisms by which pharmaceutical industry manufactures supply and demand for pharmaceuticals.
Hidden from public view, many invisible hands of the pharmaceutical industry channel streams of drug information and knowledge from contract research organizations (that extract data from experimental bodies) to publication planners (who produce ghostwritten medical journal articles) to key opinion leaders (who are sent out to educate physicians about drugs).
The ISSP was delighted to host Stephen Blank, Senior Fellow at the ISSP, for a public lecture on the history and future of decision-making.
We live today in a moment of remarkable historic transition – the end of “The 70 Good Years” and the emergence of a new global order. We leave a world largely characterized by linear change in many critical dimensions, and enter a new world in which discontinuous change is the rule. We leave a world in which change has been generally clear, one step proceeding upon another. We enter a world in which future scenarios diverge widely. The key drivers of this powerful transformation are technology, climate change and demographics.