Welcome to the November/December issue of the ISSP News! We have developed a new look for the Newsletter and will now be publishing every two months. We hope you enjoy the new approach. This fall has been an extremely active period for the ISSP across our three activity streams: research, outreach and teaching/training. Check out our ISSP News to know more!
Kelly Bronson, core member of the ISSP, talks about the institute for science, society and policy of the University of Ottawa and her research on Artificial Intelligence and big data in the Agricultural sector at the CSPC 2017 conference.
Monica Gattinger talks about the ISSP at CSPC 2017
Monica Gattinger, director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy of the University of Ottawa, talks about the ISSP the at the CSPC 2017 conference.
Yves Gingras, member of the ISSP Advisory Committee, has been named an an American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow, in recognition of their contributions to science and technology, scientific leadership and extraordinary achievements across disciplines.
@Risk Conference Videos
Participants included senior practitioners from the energy, genomics and public health sectors and faculty and students from seven universities and multiple disciplines including political science, engineering, communications, psychology, geography, law and philosophy. We are pleased to acknowledge financial support from a SSHRC Connection Grant and financial and partner support from Genome Canada, the Geological Survey of Canada, and the Faculty of Social Science for the workshop.
Article from the uOttawa Gazette about the Canada 150 Conference on Innovation and Globalization. Several memembers of the ISSP were part of the panels and discoussions.
More information about the conference can be found here.
Monica Gattinger's participation on the Chancellor's Debate
Highlights of Monica Gattinger's participation on the University of Ottawa Chancellor's Debate panel Climate change in the age of Trump: How should Canada respond?
The panel was moderated by Calin Rovinescu– President and CEO of Air Canada, and Chancellor of the University of Ottawa and also had the participation of Annette Verschuren– Chair & CEO of NRStor Inc., and Chancellor, Cape Breton University, Tzeporah Berman– Energy and Climate Campaign Strategy Consultant and Adjunct Professor in Environmental Studies, York University and Stewart Elgie– Professor, Faculty of Law; Founder and Chair, Smart Prosperity Institute and Director of the University of Ottawa’s Institute of the Environment.
Fulbright Canada Research Chairs, Dr. Korina Jocson, and Dr. Dee M. Williams were given an opportunity to share their experiences as Fulbright Canada Research Chairs at the University of Ottawa at a wonderful event hosted by the University of Ottawa on April 4, 2017.
Jacques Frémont, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ottawa, and Fulbright Canada CEO, Dr. Michael Hawes, attended and spoke about the ability of the partnership between Fulbright Canada and the University of Ottawa to enrich the researchers, the university community, and more broadly, help to foster cross-cultural idea exchange and collaboration. Dr. Monica Gattinger, Director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP), and Viviana Fernandez, Assistant Director of the Human Rights Research and Education Center (HRREC) also spoke, representing the two Research Centers where the chairs were hosted.
In partnership with the University of Ottawa’s Institute for Science, Society and Policy and Mitacs’ university partners, the Canadian Science Policy Fellowship establishes relationships between government decision makers and academic researchers to help address policy challenges that Canada faces. The initiative aims to enhance science in policy and support evidence-based decision making within government.