PhD Candidate in Environmental Geography
Department of Geography, Environment, and Geomatics, uOttawa
The natural state of fisheries is a condition that sociologists consider in relation to the communities that rely on it. When it comes to impact, policy makers take this data to inform how to best manage the resource. To achieve effective policy, we need to work in evolution with one another, using our skill sets to complement one another for the greater good.
Today, more so than ever, the scientific enterprise is critical to our national health and prosperity. Prosperity does not only mean economic prosperity but also societal prosperity that comes from having access to technology and applications that science and engineering enable. And at the heart of the research enterprise are people.
Bringing science and technology to the policy table to better inform science policies, and to improve society, is fundamental to shaping and implementing public policy, including strategies to overcome this pandemic.
Canada has a clear and present opportunity to take advantage of this potentially significant new funding in the US. Science and research partnerships between the two countries have a long and rich tradition. Let’s put this to the test today, making citizens healthier, wealthier and wiser.
Author: Hubert Brychczyński, Łukasz Jarząbek, Nicole Arbour and Brendan Frank
Content Writer, Centre for Systems Solutions
Senior Game Designer, Centre for Systems Solutions
External Relations Manager, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Senior Research Associate, Institute for Science, Society and Policy
Let’s travel to 2035. According to scientists, the Arctic is going to become ice-free by the end of the decade. Vessels will soon start rushing there, enticed by the promise of year-round sailing opportunities. An international organization, called the Arctic League, safeguards the region’s future development while balancing economic, societal, and environmental considerations…
On Thursday, May 27, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy will host Prof. Handan Tezel, Faculty Affiliate, ISSP and Full Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Enginnering, Faculty of Enginnering, uOttawa, to discuss how we can capture carbon dioxide from combustion gases or from air and recycle it back to make fuels and other useful chemicals, instead of releasing it into the atmosphere.
From Monday, May 31 to Thursday, June 3, 2021, Positive Energy will host a virtual conference exploring the roles and responsibilities between and among public authorities making decisions about Canada's energy future in an age of climate change. The conference will convene senior leaders from business, government, Indigenous communities, civil society and the academy for a series of online, interactive, 1-hour sessions.
On Tuesday, May 11, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, the ISSP and the RCIS hosted an expert panel discussion on AI and machine learning.
Will AI and machine learning augment or replace human creativity? How do we teach creativity to the next generation in a world of AI and machine learning? And how do we ensure teaching creativity and innovation in this world remains inclusive?
On Thursday, April 29, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy hosted Prof. Mariam Humayun, Faculty Affiliate, ISSP and Assistant Professor, Marketing, Telfer School of Management, uOttawa, to discuss the emergence and resilience of Bitcoin.
On Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 4:30 PM, The Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa and the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy at the George Washington University were delighted to host Sethuraman Panchanathan, the Director of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), as part of the 2021 Bromley Memorial Event.
On Thursday, March 25, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy hosted Tosh Southwick, co-owner operator of IRPotential and ISSP Advisory Committee member, to discuss the challenges of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
On Monday, March 22, at 8:00 AM, CIPS, the Asia Studies Network (ASN), Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP), and the Research Chair in Taiwan Studies hosted Dr. Huey-Jen Jenny Su, President of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), to discuss the challenges in defining education in the future when higher education systems around the world are confronting the impact of COVID-19.
Congratulations to Professor Daniel Paré, Core Member of the ISSP and Professor, Faculty of Arts, who has just been formally invited by Ontario Digital Service, Treasury Board Secretariat, to be a member of the Multi-stakeholder Consultative Expert (IMCE) Panel. The main goal of the panel is to advise on the province’s consultations and development of a framework to inform government use of artificial intelligence (AI) that is accountable, safe and rights-based.