President and CEO, Rideau Hall Foundation
Advisory Council Member, ISSP, uOttawa
By its very nature, innovation can be noisy. It demands change, flexibility and innovators to loudly champion how they’ve shaped the future for the better. That noisiness is not always in line with perceptions of “Canadian politeness”. Post-COVID-19 Canada will require more noise about innovation; not only to get us through the immediacy of the global pandemic, but to inspire innovative solutions to address longer-term critical global challenges.
Full Professor, Political Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa
As soon as governments became aware of the severity of COVID-19, most have promoted social distancing measures. This included cancelling or limiting attendance at sporting events, concerts, and other collective meetings where large groups converge. The rationale for these decisions has been to prevent what epidemiologists call ‘superspreading events (SSEs)’, or large infection clusters.
Science fiction is one of the means of representation of science in modern societies, in a way that is distinct from the representational modes of teaching, popularization, institutionalization, and politics.
On Wednesday, March 3, at 12:00 PM, in the week of celebration of womxn and gender awareness, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, in collaboration with the Idea Connector Network, will host a panel with Indigenous and Non-Indigenous experts.
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 will be 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.
On Thursday, March 25, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy will host Tosh Southwick, co-owner operator of IRPotential and ISSP Advisory Committee member, to discuss the challenges of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
On April 15, 2021, The Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa and the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy at George Washington University will be delighted to host Sethuraman Panchanathan, the Director of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).
The ISSP was delighted to host Stephen Blank, Senior Fellow at the ISSP, for a public lecture on the history and future of decision-making.
We live today in a moment of remarkable historic transition – the end of “The 70 Good Years” and the emergence of a new global order. We leave a world largely characterized by linear change in many critical dimensions, and enter a new world in which discontinuous change is the rule. We leave a world in which change has been generally clear, one step proceeding upon another. We enter a world in which future scenarios diverge widely. The key drivers of this powerful transformation are technology, climate change and demographics.
The Institute for Science, Society and Policy and the Royal Canadian Institute for Science were delighted to host the first panel of the second year of the ISSP-RCIScience Lecture Series. The series focusses on the impact of emerging science and technology on society. On March 5, we discussed the science, policy and societal implications of climate change.
ISSP Core members Kelly Bronson, Sandra Schillo and Senior Fellow Jeff Kinder and the Institute on Governance (IOG) hosted a seminar on inclusive innovation.
This seminar attempted to build clarity around “inclusive innovation” from the ground-up: by reflecting on what people in positions of decision-making power, both in government and industry, are doing to further the inclusive innovation agenda. This workshop specifically focused on what we might consider the first two levels of inclusive innovation—1) The "who," or, who are the people participating in innovation processes? 2) The “what,” or what types of innovation activities are considered?
The ISSP and the Centre de recherche en civilisation canadienne-française were delighted to invite you to the Talk with Jean-Louis Trudel titled Les marées à venir : le cas de Québec.
This activity was offered as part of FRA 3545, "Contemporary Literature of French Ontario". Free activity, open to all students on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 4 PM to 5:30 PM, at the University of Ottawa Morisset Hall, CRCCF 65 University Street, Room 040.
New survey analysis by Positive Energy focuses on three issues that matter for Canada’s energy future in an age of climate change: the country’s climate performance; the present and future of renewables and nuclear energy; and the role that local communities should play in energy infrastructure projects.