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.
Faculty Affiliate, ISSP
Full Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, uOttawa
As we mark Black History Month, we are reminded of the increased burden of COVID-19 on African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) communities and the urgent need for evidence-based, racially responsive healthcare. In both the ACB and healthcare provider communities, pandemic-related challenges are real and mounting.
Author: Rukhsana Ahmed, Jeanette Altarriba and Dina Refki
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Communication, University at Albany, State University of New York; Faculty Affiliate, ISSP, uOttawa
Professor, Department of Psychology; Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York
Clinical Associate Professor and Executive Director, Center for Women in Government & Civil Society, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York
COVID-19 has inflicted disproportionate harms on minority communities, from poorer health and education outcomes to higher unemployment. What are the structural causes for health disparities in these communities?
Positive Energy Advisory Council Member
Deputy Director, ARC Energy Research Institute
The opening words of Canada’s new hydrogen strategy state, “For more than a century, our nation’s brightest minds have been working on the technology to turn the invisible promise of hydrogen into tangible solutions.” It is with a mix of optimism and pragmatism that I say the promise of hydrogen can finally be realized.
Senior Fellow, ISSP
Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Ontario Tech University
Hydrogen is an important part of Canada’s energy future. A key obstacle to a full-fledged hydrogen economy lies in identifying a sustainable, low-cost method of hydrogen production with reduced dependence on fossil fuels.
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 Tuesday, May 11, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, the ISSP and the RCIS will host 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, 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.
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.
On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 10:30 AM, the ISSP organised the panel Polarization: What does it mean for Science Communication and Decision-Making?, as a part of the Canadian Science Policy Conference 2020.
On Monday, November 16, 2020, at 8:30 AM, the ISSP, the Centre for Systems Solutions and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis organised the Interactive Social Simulation Helping Societies Address Cascading Climate Risks from Outside Geopolitical Boundaries: Case Study on the Arctic (Interactive Policy Simulation), as a part of the Canadian Science Policy Conference 2020.
On Thursday, October 29, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy hosted Prof. Melike Erol-Kantarci, Faculty Affiliate, ISSP and Associate Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, uOttawa, to discuss novel AI-based tools that will allow a peer-to-peer energy trading platform consisting of microgrids to become a part of the future transactive energy systems.
On Wednesday, October 28 2020, Positive Energy hosted a virtual workshop to examine regulatory independence and effectiveness in Canada. The workshop convened over 25 senior energy leaders to discuss how various actors and decision-makers in the Canadian energy system understand regulatory independence and its evolution over time.
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.