New Horizons in Science

Date: 
Saturday, June 21, 2014 to Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Location: 
Mexico City

The Mexican Academy of Sciences and US National Academy of Sciences are jointly sponsoring a symposium, “New Horizons in Science”, to be held in Mexico City in June 21 – 24, 2014. They have contacted The Royal Society of Canada (RSC), asking the RSC to select a number of Canadian scientists who might participate in this activity.  The participants are intended to be young to mid-career scientists and the goal is to build collaborative relationships among the next generation of science leaders in our countries. The “New Horizons” symposium is patterned after the very successful “Frontiers of Science” series of the US National Academy of Sciences. It will include diverse session topics including Astrophysics, Biotechnology, Green chemistry, Oceanography and Marine Biology.

The confirmed participants:

  • Francesca Kerton (Associate Professor) Department of Chemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Jean-Philip Lumb (Assistant Professor) Department of Chemistry, McGill University
  • Kristy Tiampo (Professor & Associate Chair) Department of Earth Sciences, Western University
  • Yannick Huot, Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en observation de la Terre et écophysiologie du phytoplancton, Université de Sherbrooke