In our debut episode, Ian T.D. Thomson talks with Professor Monica Gattinger, Chair of Positive Energy and Director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa, about why Canada’s dialogue around energy and climate issues has become polarized—and what we can do about it.
Professor Bronson awarded an SSHRC grant
Congratulations to Professor Kelly Bronson, Core Member and co-leader of the ISSP Inclusive Innovation Research and Engagement 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 an SSHRC grant to study epistemic injustice in environmental impact assessment.
The ISSP is delighted to announce that Brendan Frank will be Interim Research Director while Dr. Marisa Beck is on maternity leave. Brendan joins the ISSP as Senior Research Association for two years, the first of which will be as Interim Research Director.
Mr. Frank comes to the ISSP after three years as Research Associate at Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission. His training is in science (Bachelor’s in Environmental Science, Queen’s University) and public policy (Master’s in Public Policy, University of Calgary), and he possesses strong research and knowledge mobilisation experience in the public, private and civic sectors. Brendan has worked previously with Natural Resources Canada and ATCO and works on a volunteer basis as Policy Director for the Youth Climate Lab in Ottawa.
Congratulations to Professor Lundy Lewis, 2019 Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in Science and Society at the ISSP, University of Ottawa, for receiving funding from Innovation Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) Accessible Technology Program.
The University of Ottawa’s Smart Voice Technology project will develop a series of ‘custom skills’ to use with the commercial voice-controlled Amazon Echo Dot. This solution will help users with cognitive and mental-health related disabilities to get online, add/delete/share items, perform other digital tasks and carry out knowledge-based jobs.
The ISSP is launching six new Research and Engagement Clusters.
The Science Advice cluster will be headed by Marc Saner, Inaugural Director and Core Member of the ISSP, as well as Full Professor at the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, Faculty of Arts, University of Ottawa.
Positive Energy has begun its next three-year phase, Canada's Energy Future in an Age of Climate Change. With the new research phase comes a new Advisory Council. We are delighted to announce that Nik Nanos, Chair and CEO of Nanos Research will Chair the new Positive Energy Advisory Council.
Congratulations to Jason Millar, Core Member and head of the ISSP Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Research Cluster for receiving the Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in the Ethical Engineering of Robotics and AI and also being appointed to the new CCA panel on automated vehicles and shared mobility.
The ISSP is moving!
We are going to be based on the 15th floor of the Faculty of Social Sciences Building starting on Tuesday, June 11. Our new location will expand ISSP networks and reputation within and beyond the University.
We will hold an open house in the Fall to formally launch the new space. In the meantime, feel free to visit us at your convenience.
If you would like to know more, please contact Rafael Dezordi, Communications and Outreach Specialist at the ISSP.