Canada Research Chair in Science and Society and Core Member of the ISSP
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, uOttawa
With any technology there come gains as well as new ethical and social justice issues. We know this from historical experience, such as the widespread application of computer technologies, which has been enabling for some (e.g. allowing many “creative economy” workers to operate remotely) but disabling for others (e.g. technological unemployment for some labourers).
It seems that the world is awash these days in grand challenges. But perhaps grand challenges also present grand opportunities. For Canada’s Science and Technology community, let’s look at where the grand opportunities may lie.
Canada’s energy future will be very different than we know it today. The future will include both clean hydrocarbon energy and renewable resources. It is vital that our policy environment allows for diverse and inclusive pathways built through collaboration to achieve our Paris targets and beyond.
Vice-President, Indigenous Relations, Nuclear Waste Management Organization
Former CEO, Assembly of First Nations
Why should organizational leaders and managers care that their team members feel a sense of belonging and feel like they matter? In short, because pain, whether social or physical, has a negative impact on human performance. Inclusion is both a safety issue and a performance issue.
Faculty Affiliate, ISSP
Assistant Professor, Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, uOttawa
Despite its reputation as a more sustainable form of transport, long-distance passenger rail travel in Canada typically results in a higher carbon footprint per passenger than long-distance commercial air travel. This is what I discovered after diving into the emissions data (recently published in the journal Canadian Geographer). Here I explain why Canada’s long-distance rail services defy the ‘green’ reputation held by rail transportation globally, and offer some policy proposals for improving the situation.
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 Thursday February 13th 2020, from 2:30 pm to 4 pm, at 30 Stewart (room 312), Mark Salter, Core Member of the ISSP and Leader of the Risk, Technology and Security Research Cluster, presented the How to Publish More Workshop.
Writing a lot is the dream of some and a necessity for many. Each professor is a writer, but sometimes the writing of a book or an article becomes a challenge. This workshop will present strategies to overcome the barriers to writing and will discuss tactics to improve your writing productivity and will also introduce tactics on how to publish more.
On January 30, at 13:30 PM, the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) and the ISSP invited you to a talk about the Arctic, which will convene experts and practitioners with different perspectives on the challenges in a changing Arctic region.
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.