On Tuesday, January 19, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy will host 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, January 28, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy will host 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 Thursday, February 25, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy will host 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.
This year, we are partnering with the 20th annual STGlobal Conference, which will be virtually held on April 16-17, 2021. If students would like to present their research at the Conference, they should submit their proposals through the STGlobal website, under the “registration/submission” tab. The deadline for proposal submissions is January 16, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
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.
On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 4:30 PM, the ISSP organised the panel Aligning Science, Society and Policy for the Grand Challenges of our Time, as a part of the Canadian Science Policy Conference 2020.
Distinguished Researcher, Autodesk
Co-chair of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Singularity University
Co-founder,Pink Army Cooperative
Forget math and physics. Biology is the hardest science. Engineers in other fields have built quantum computers whose operations come uncomfortably close to magic. They’ve made the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a gigantic instrument for studying physics at its limits. And they’ve landed a 2,000 pound rover on Mars using a complicated, never-before-tested sky crane system. These projects were difficult but clearly doable.
Core Member, ISSP
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
Long ago and far away I took a course in philosophy of the social sciences. Surprisingly, this philosophy course involved a field trip and a very peculiar one indeed. On campus there was a small office in a bit of commercial space that housed, if memory serves, Technocracy Inc. The organisation was committed to advancing the cause of a rational and scientific approach to life in general and government in particular.
Core Member, ISSP
Associate Director, Graduate Studies, Institute of the Environment
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa
In 2007, I attended a workshop to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Bruntland Commission's publication of "Our Common Future". During a panel discussion devoted to a retrospective analysis of the impact of Bruntland on public policy, the audience was pinned down by a perfect fusillade of references to "the policy process". Bleeding from a dozen wounds (granted, mostly superficial, or so it seemed at the time), I pleaded for clemency. Said I: "I am but a humble natural scientist, so please forgive my ignorance, but what, precisely, is the policy process?"
Congratulations to Professor Josephine Etowa, Faculty Affiliate of the ISSP and Full Professor in the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, uOttawa, for being awarded the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) Chair in Black Women’s HIV Prevention and Care.
Op-Ed written by Prof. Michael Orsini, Faculty Affiliate, ISSP and Full Professor, Feminist and Gender Studies and Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, uOttawa, with Dr. Jihan Abbas, for the Toronto Star.
What is Canadians' appetite for climate action in the context of COVID-19? A new round of survey work from Positive Energy and Nanos Research suggests that a majority of Canadians say this is a good rather than a bad time to be ambitious about climate change even if there are costs to the economy.