We live in an era of information abundance. But converting information into knowledge and applying that knowledge to improve society are massive tasks.
Marc Saner explains the challenge of turning increasingly complex scientific knowledge into tangible benefits, what it means to seek knowledge responsibly, and how Canada can better use expertise to make decisions in the public interest.
Presentation about Social Media and Event Planning, given by Rafael Dezordi, Communications and Outreach Specialist for the ISSP, on the Workshop Series on Data Science. The Workshop series is organized by Professor Sandra Schillo, Core Member and Leader of the ISSP Inclusive Innovation Research Cluster.
Ian T. D. Thomson interviews Nik Nanos, Chair and CEO of Nanos Research and Chair of Positive Energy's Advisory Council. Mr. Nanos discusses two opinion surveys developed by Nanos Research in collaboration with Positive Energy. One survey examines Canadian public opinion on climate and energy issues; the other explores expert opinion on the topics.
Congratulations to Professor Kelly Bronson, co-leader of the Inclusive Innovation ISSP Research Cluster, Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Science and Society and Assistant Professor at the School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, for being awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) grant on Informing Best Practices in Environmental and Impact Assessments.
The Value of Science in Society and Culture: Selections from the Speeches, Essays, and Articles of G. Herzberg book launch
Professor Paul Dufour, Senior Fellow at the ISSP and Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa, launched his new book, The Value of Science in Society and Culture: Selections from the Speeches, Essays, and Articles of G. Herzberg, co-edited with Dr. Agnes Herzberg, Emeritus Professor at Queen’s University and Nobel Laureate Gerhard Herzberg’s daughter.
The launch had commentary by Dr. Roger Scott-Douglas, the NRC’s Secretary General, Dr. Mona Nemer, Chief Science Advisor to the Government of Canada, and Franziska Hagedorn, Deputy Head of Mission to the German Embassy of Canada (speaking for the Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser).
The book is free and can be obtained by contacting Professor Dufour.