China has become dangerously comfortable with the practice of detaining foreign nationals on fabricated charges. This tactic is often referred to as “hostage diplomacy,” but we should not call it that. There is nothing diplomatic about it.
If scientific leadership and global knowledge partnerships are to be the benchmarks of a new post-pandemic image then clearly both Canada and the US have an opportunity to reimagine their unique science and technology relationship. The bilateral summit held on February 23 between Justin Trudeau and Joe Biden mapped out some key areas of interest, many of which will require attention to ongoing and long term investments in knowledge and research.
As Canada and the world look to achieve more ambitious climate targets, accelerating the transition from fossil fuels to lower-carbon and carbon-neutral energy sources is more important than ever. Today, hydrogen is increasingly being discussed as a promising fuel that could reduce the amount of fossil fuels burned in several sectors, such as transportation, buildings, and heavy industry.
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
When Dr. Anthony Fauci was asked some weeks back when he thought a semblance of normality would return, he replied Q3 or Q4 of 2021; now he’s less sure, as the emergence of new variants bringing increased transmissibility and/or vaccine resistance has thrown a series of spanners in the works. But his remarks offer us a ballpark expectation from the expert best-placed to judge; all being well, we’re around half-way through.
On Thursday, April 29, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy will host 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, 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.
On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 12:00 PM, the Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue Project on AI for Healthy Humans and Environments at the AI + Society Initiative, in collaboration with the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, the ISSP and the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, presented a panel with Prof. Kelly Bronson, Core Member and the Canada Research Chair in Science and Society at the ISSP uOttawa, Ranveer Chandra, Chief Scientist of Microsoft Azure Global, and Partner Researcher at Microsoft Research and Giuliano Tolusso, Deputy Director within the Innovation and Growth Policy Division of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Strategic Policy Branch.
On Thursday, January 28, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy hosted Prof. Rukhsana Ahmed, Faculty Affiliate, ISSP and Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University at Albany, State University of New York, to discuss Minority health disparities and Covid-19.
On Tuesday, January 19, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy hosted a panel with experts and thought leaders from academia, civil society and business to comment on the national hydrogen strategy and examine the political, policy, regulatory, technical, economic, and environmental opportunities and challenges of hydrogen for Canada both at home and abroad.
On Thursday, November 26, at 12:00 PM, the ISSP hosted Prof. Martine Lagacé, Member of the Advisory Committee, ISSP and Associate Vice-President, Research, Promotion and Development, uOttawa, to discuss the aging of the Canadian workforce and its important implications for humans resources practices, notably as relates to hiring and retaining young and older workers.
Congratulations to Jackie Dawson, Core Member and Canada Research Chair in Environment, Society and Policy at the ISSP uOttawa, recipient of the 2020 SSHRC Impact Connection Award for her climate change research.
How has COVID-19 affected Canadians' attitudes towards climate action? The sense of urgency appears to be trending up. Nik Nanos returns to the podcast to discuss results from the latest Positive Energy/Nanos quarterly tracking survey, including the appetite for climate ambition and levels of public trust in different information sources.