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…
Senior Fellow and former Fulbright Research Chair in Science and Society, ISSP uOttawa President Emeritus of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, Washington, DC
It’s exactly 40 years since President Reagan nominated as Surgeon General the man who would go on to lead the fight-back against AIDS, renowned social conservative and presbyterian Christian Dr. C. Everett Koop (Chick, to his friends). As Dr. Fauci (Tony, to his friends) summed him up, “Chick was always respectful, but he did not much care what other people thought of him… He had such a strong inner moral compass.”
As Canada’s 2030 greenhouse gas emissions targets creep closer, our menu of technological options will grow increasingly fixed. A new study from Positive Energy at the University of Ottawa articulates what it might take to change that.
Faculty Affiliate, ISSP
Full Professor, Department of Mathematics and Faculty of Medicine, uOttawa
When the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic on March 11, there were over 118,000 infections globally. The very next day, I was contacted by the uOttawa administration, who urgently needed some modelling to better understand their options for addressing the virus on campus.
On Thursday, July 22nd 2021, at 11 AM, the Science and Policy Exchange, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP), National Research Council (NRC) and the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA) will be hosting a science diplomacy event to introduce early-career scientists to real global science-policy issues and to guide them through various evidence-informed policy scenarios.
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.
On Thursday March 4, 2021, at 12:00 PM, The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Citizenship and Minorities (CIRCEM) and The Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa were delighted to host Alain Loute, Senior Lecturer at the Université Catholique de Lille and co-holder of the Law and Ethics of Digital Health Chair, to examine the relationships between knowledge and power that underlie the political management of the health crisis.
On Wednesday, March 3, at 12:00 PM, in the week of celebration of womxn and gender awareness, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, in collaboration with the Idea Connector Network, hosted a panel with Indigenous and Non-Indigenous experts
On Thursday, February 25, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy hosted Prof. Stacey Smith?, Faculty Affiliate, ISSP and Full Professor, Department of Mathematics and Faculty of Medicine, to discuss how modelling potential COVID-19 outcomes on campus helped uOttawa.
Interview by Prof. Marc Saner, Inaugural Director and Core Member of the ISSP, with Elizabeth Seger, PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge and a Student Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence on knowledge, on the risk of the 'War on Science' metaphor, and what can happen when the mechanisms for how we 'know' things falls apart.