ISSP-RCIScience Lecture Series: Giving People with Disabilities the Technological Tools to Speak Out - December 2018

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.


Speaker's bios (PDF file)


Event photos (Facebook album)

The Official Videos of the event (Youtube link)

The Official Videos of the event (Facebook link)

Opening Remarks


Dr. Monica Gattinger, Director, Institute for Science, Society and Policy




Dr. Tammy Clifford, Vice-President, Research Programs, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)




Dr. Virginie Cobigo, Associate Professor, Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Co-Director, Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, uOttawa; Scientist and Research Chair in Children and Youth Mental Health, CHEO Research Institute (PDF file)



Dr. Lundy Lewis, Canada/US Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Science and Society , ISSP (2018-2019), University of Ottawa (PDF file)



Christine Malone, Diversity Specialist, City of Ottawa (PDF file)


Dr. Michael Orsini, Full Professor, Political Studies and Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa (PDF file)


Closing Remarks


Helle Tosine, Past Board Chair, Royal Canadian Institute for Science

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