Over the past six months, the ISSP has published multiple member blogs providing concrete advice to decision-makers about the myriad impacts and dimensions of COVID-19 – everything from science advice and government responses, to data collection and modelling to the cultural dimensions of superspreader events, the future of air travel, and the impacts on human rights. This volume compiles the contributions to date. We will be continuing the series in the months ahead.
The latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change underscores yet again the urgency to act, noting that climate change is widespread, rapid and intensifying. In Canada, there is far more consensus and support for taking action in business and society than there was even five years ago, and we have a comprehensive plan to reach our 2030 emissions reduction targets.
Past Fulbright Research Chair, ISSP, uOttawa
Professor of Computer Information Systems, Southern New Hampshire University
Faculty Affiliate, ISSP
Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts, uOttawa
The Government of Canada established an Accessible Technology Program (2017 – 2022) to foster inclusive participation of Canadians with disabilities in the digital economy, aiming to allow Canadians with disabilities to obtain better access to digital services and increase their participation in the digital economy.
Senior Fellow and former Fulbright Research Chair in Science and Society, ISSP, uOttawa President Emeritus of theCenter for Policy on Emerging Technologies, Washington, DC
A pandemic seems a simple enough problem. Long before vaccines, before germ theory, we had quarantines, social distancing, even masks. Stay apart and the virus will stop hopping around onto new victims. Yet the complexity of our modern societies has made handling such a situation as unsimple as it gets.
Faculty Affiliate, ISSP
Full Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Enginnering, Faculty of Enginnering, uOttawa
Carbon Capture and Thermal Energy Storage technologies using “Adsorption Processes” have very important roles to play to mitigate the effects of climate change. In this blog, I am going to summarize how we can use these technologies and how they would help.
Managing Director, Synergy Technology Management
Chair, Foresight Synergy Network hosted by Telfer School of Management, uOttawa
Geopolitics has traditionally been framed against diverse elites with vested interests competing for control of geographyand natural resources. This has been the case for thousands of years, from the days of the earliest empires to the nation and city-states of today. However, geopolitics is now taking on a new dimension, one defined by an emerging competition among states and elements of their corporate sectors to control and use massive amounts of data about people, places and things.
On Thursday, October 14, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy will host a panel to discuss the successes and failures of COVID governance and what they mean for trust in expertise and public sector decision-making over the longer term.
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.
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.
Professor Monica Gattinger, Chair and Dr. Patricia Larkin, Senior Research Associate, Positive Energy, presented a research study on regulatory innovation to the 2021 CAMPUT Annual General Meeting and Conference.