This Open Academy Event is an evening event which brings the sciences, the humanities and the arts together for an evening of trans-disciplinary exchange on theme of the environment and the ecological challenges facing the East Coast of Newfoundland in the coming years. The event will contribute to a growing sense of the need for what Pope Francis calls an “integral ecology” if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change on the coming years.
The upcoming IAP Conference and General Assembly are organized by IAP in collaboration with the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) which is hosting the events in February/March 2016. The events are held in conjunction with ASSAf's 20th Anniversary.
The events are generously sponsored by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa.
The Royal Society of Canada serves as the voice of Canadian scientists around the world and as such participates in the annual meeting now known as the “G Science” that precedes the G7/G8 meeting. I would like to provide a brief background on the origin of the G-science meetings.
Dr. Yves Bergeron, FRSC, Professor at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue and at Université du Québec à Montréal, will discuss research collaborations that are under way to develop these new approaches. The Canadian boreal forest constitutes one of the last frontier forests in the world. But it is a forest under pressure. Traditional cutting practices have resulted in a greatly decreased percentage of old-growth forest.
A screening of the documentary: The Hunting Ground: an exposé of rape crimes on US college campuses & their institutional cover-ups
followed by a Critical Conversation on Sexualized Violence on Canadian Campuses: Challenges & Changes
A key element of the Royal Society of Canada's (RSC) Strategic Plan is to “expand the reach of the RSC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Annual Symposium”. Between 1945 and 1980, the AGM of the RSC was hosted at least once in every province of Canada, at 25 universities from coast to coast. In 2013, the RSC resumed the practice of moving the AGM around the country, beginning with a visit to Banff, Alberta.
After four years, CSPC is returning to the nation’s capital to bring together scientists, entrepreneurs, policy makers, journalists, students and many others from across the country to discuss the present and future of Canadian science, technology, and innovation policy. This will be the first science policy forum held post the 2015 Federal election.