Congratulations to Prof. Stefanie Haustein, Faculty Affiliate of the ISSP, for being awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grant as a Co-Principal Investigator in support for a bilingual, national, open access platform, Coalition Publica, to significantly enhance the international dissemination of, and increase readership for, Canadian social sciences and humanities research outcomes.
Created by a research team led by ISSP Core Members Prof. Kelly Bronson, Canada Research Chair in Science and Society and Prof. Jason Millar, Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in the Ethical Engineering of Robotics and AI and Prof. Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy, uOttawa, the Global Pandemic App Watch (GPAW) will monitor the technical evolution of Exposure Notification and Contact Tracing (ENaCT) worldwide government apps to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
What aspects of Canada’s Just Transition Task Force may have been helpful to depolarizing Canada’s phase-out of coal power? Authored by Positive Energy Interim Research Director Brendan Frank and uOttawa Ph.D. candidate SébastienGirard Lindsay, this report is the second of four case studies of initiatives to reduce polarization over energy and climate issues in Canada.
Over the past six months, the ISSP has published multiple member blogs providing concrete advice to decision-makers about the myriad impacts and dimensions of COVID-19 – everything from science advice and government responses, to data collection and modelling to the cultural dimensions of superspreader events, the future of air travel, and the impacts on human rights. This volume compiles the contributions to date. We will be continuing the series in the months ahead.
New survey results from Positive Energy examines Canadians’ views on the role of oil and gas in Canada’s current and future economy, and the respective roles of federal and provincial governments in the country’s energy and climate future. This novel survey explores how party affiliation, ideology, region, gender, and age may influence opinions on these topics.
Do not miss the uOttawa Nordic talk on Thursday, September 17 2020, at 10 am EDT, moderated by Monica Gattinger, ISSP Director and Chair of Positive Energy, with the Ambassador of Denmark, Ms. Hanne Fugl Eskjær, the Ambassador of Sweden, Mr. Urban Ahlin, the Ambassador of Iceland, Mr. Pétur Ásgeirsson, the Ambassador-Designate of Norway, Mr. Jon Elvedal Fredriksen and Ms. Kaisa Heikkila, Chargée d’affaires of the Embassy of Finland.