In the UK, the residential sector currently accounts for approximately a third of the energy used and so energy demand reduction in this sector is a key part of our strategy for carbon reduction. However, energy demand reduction has typically been addressed from an engineering perspective, with only recent consideration of the requirements of users and the implications for design.
The ISSP was delighted to host the Luncheon talk with Dr. Lundy Lewis, Canada/US Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Science and Society for the fall 2018 term at the institute. Dr. Lewis comes to uOttawa from Southern New Hampshire University, where he was the Christos and Mary Papoutsy Distinguished Chair in Ethics and Social Responsibility.
The ISSP and the Royal Canadian Institute for Science were delighted to host the second public panel of the joint panel series on science, society and policy.This panel explored the impact of emerging science and technology innovations on society.
The panel discussed the challenges and opportunities of the G7 in advancing clean energy in times of political uncertainty, rising economic nationalism and resurgent climate change skepticism. While sharing experiences from Canada and Germany, the conversation focused on the ways that the G7 can share best practices, set the right conditions, avoid roadblocks, and present tangible strategies for a smooth transition toward sustainable energy.
Luncheon talk with William A. Carter, Deputy Director and Fellow, Technology Policy Program at the Center for Strategic & International Studies. Mr. Carter discussed elements of his new paper on a National Strategy for Machine Intelligence.
The Institute for Science, Society and Policy and the Royal Canadian Institute for Science were delighted to host the inaugural panel in the ISSP-RCIScience Lecture Series, which focused on the impact of emerging science and technology innovations on society. The discussion focused on gene editing technology and discussed how CRISPR works and where this technology could take us.
The Institute for Science, Society and Policy hosted for the first time in a public panel the Chief Science Advisor of Canada, Dr. Mona Nemer, the Chief Scientist of Québec, Dr. Rémi Quirion and the Chief Scientist of Ontario, Dr. Molly Shoichet.
At this event, Professor Monica Gattinger, Director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa, launched her new book, 'The Roots of Culture, the Power of Art: The First Sixty Years of the Canada Council for the Arts' (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017).
The Institute for Science, Society and Policy had the pleasure to host Dr. Pnina Geraldine Abir-Am, Resident Scholar, WSRC, Brandeis University, USA on the University of Ottawa campus, for her presentation on Women Scientists of the 1970s: An Ego-Histoire of a Lost Generation.
The ISSP was honoured to partner with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre to host the Scientists as conveners and ambassadors for facts? Evidence co-creation for a hyper-complex post-fact politics panel at the Canadian Science Policy Conference 2017. The discussion was focused on evidence-informed decision-making in a complex, post-truth world. The panel explored contemporary policy and political decision-making, the role of scientists in evidence-informed decision-making and the challenges and opportunities of measuring the impact of evidence in decisions.