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.
The Institute for Science, Society and Policy and the Royal Canadian Institute for Science were delighted to host the first panel of the second year of the ISSP-RCIScience Lecture Series. The series focusses on the impact of emerging science and technology on society. On March 5, we discussed the science, policy and societal implications of climate change.
ISSP Core members Kelly Bronson, Sandra Schillo and Senior Fellow Jeff Kinder and the Institute on Governance (IOG) hosted a seminar on inclusive innovation.
This seminar attempted to build clarity around “inclusive innovation” from the ground-up: by reflecting on what people in positions of decision-making power, both in government and industry, are doing to further the inclusive innovation agenda. This workshop specifically focused on what we might consider the first two levels of inclusive innovation—1) The "who," or, who are the people participating in innovation processes? 2) The “what,” or what types of innovation activities are considered?
The ISSP and the Centre de recherche en civilisation canadienne-française were delighted to invite you to the Talk with Jean-Louis Trudel titled Les marées à venir : le cas de Québec.
This activity was offered as part of FRA 3545, "Contemporary Literature of French Ontario". Free activity, open to all students on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 4 PM to 5:30 PM, at the University of Ottawa Morisset Hall, CRCCF 65 University Street, Room 040.
The ISSP and the Institute on Governance (IOG) were delighted to host an event for Senior Fellows Paul Dufour and Jeff Kinder for the launch of their edited volume The Lantern on the Bow: A History of the Science Council of Canada and Its Contributions to The Science and Innovation Policy Debate.
New technologies open exciting opportunities for knowledge, research, and education to cross borders. From massive online university courses to artificial intelligence mining big data to social media - innovations like these hold a promise of progress toward a vision of a global knowledge society - one where knowledge, shared freely across the globe, becomes key to achieving sustainable development, peace, and empowerment for all.
The Institute for Science, Society and Policy and the Royal Canadian Institute for Science were delighted to host the first panel of the second year of the ISSP-RCIScience Panel Series.
The series focusses on the impact of emerging science and technologies on society and policy. At this year's first panel, we discussed the science, policy and societal implications of new technologies designed to allow people with disabilities to communicate and interact with the world around them.