Past Events

04 November 2015

At its meeting of 4 November 2014 the Steering Committee of World Science Forum has agreed on the date and main theme of World Science Forum 2015. After the highly successful event of Rio de Janeiro in 2013 World Science Forum will return to Budapest on 4-7 November 2015. The main theme of the Forum will be "The Enabling Power of Science" reflecting on the way how science opens new paths for the improvement of human life, businesses and the practices of policy making.

30 October 2015 - 9:30am

This symposium will emphasize the dialogue between Art & Science in both the academy and the community through scientific exhibit, roundtable discussion, an art gallery exhibition, and a keynote lecture by Dr. John Holmes, Birmingham University. Dr. Holmes will explore the relationship between Pre-Raphaelite artists and Science.

21 October 2015 - 12:00pm

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.

20 October 2015

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.

15 October 2015 - 7:00pm

Michael Dawson, history professor and member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists, will deliver a lecture titled “Studying Popular Culture: Mounties, Muppets and More,” on October 15th at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

07 October 2015

An informed discussion on Canada’s institutional capacity to produce the knowledge required to sustain a healthy democracy and to provide the foundation for sound policies and practices into the 21st century. Moderated by Paul Kennedy, host of CBC Ideas, join us for keynote presentations by sociologist Harry Collins, and Sheila Jasanoff, a specialist in science and technology studies and public reason.

28 September 2015
25 September 2015 - 1:00pm

An afternoon of dialogue and debate on beautiful Cape Breton Island, with topics including the Antogonish movement and its continued resonance for today, transforming institutions of higher education to better serve Canada’s First Peoples, challenging the students-as-consumers model, and strategies for restructuring the higher education sector in Nova Scotia.

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22 September 2015

Following a joint call to their respective memberships IAP and GYA received over 20 contributions from experts in the fields of solid waste management, environmental science, green economy and sustainable development. Experts from all over the world and from: countries with advanced economies (G8); transition and emerging economy countries (BRICS); as well as developing economies, participated.

21 September 2015 - 7:00pm

Les échanges mondiaux ne sont pas un phénomène nouveau. Mais sous sa forme actuelle, la mondialisation implique la transformation des économies, l’imposition d’un modèle de consommation unique, l’amenuisement de l’autonomie des États, tout comme l’accroissement des inégalités entre classes sociales, entre hommes et femmes.  Dans quelle mesure la mondialisation a-t-elle favorisé la femme ou a-t-elle renforcé sa condition sociale et économique ?

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