On Monday, December 2 2019, Positive Energy hosted a debate at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, to examine and address polarization in Canadian politics, in particular its effects on energy decision-making.
The ISSP was delighted to host Professor Kin Chan, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa and Canada Research Chair in Molecular Basis of Cancer Mutagenesis.
The Institute for Science, Society and Policy and the Royal Canadian Institute for Science was 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.
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.
On Monday, October 7 2019, Positive Energy hosted a major national conference in Ottawa to examine and address polarization in Canadian politics, in particular its effects on energy decision-making, to share the results of cutting-edge research and engagement on polarization, and to identify promising avenues to address it. A marquee line-up of speakers from the energy, environmental, Indigenous, government, industry and academic sectors focused on these crucial issues for the future of Canada.
With a focus on risk assessment and management, this @Risk public panel explored the extent to which the results of stakeholder deliberation are being or should be incorporated in evidence-informed decision-making. Coming from a variety of perspectives, the panelists addressed a number of questions, such as: How does evidence from different sources and of different kinds influence decision-making? How are the results of public deliberative processes being used in regulatory decision-making in the nuclear industry? And from an Ottawa-based NGO perspective, thereby also bringing a local flavour to the panel, what are the perceptions of inclusion and impact?