Past Events

01 October 2013 - 4:00pm

Dr. Patrick Keeling, FRSC: Our recent discovery that the malaria parasite, Plasmodium, contains a chloroplast raises an intriguing question.  Why would a parasite that develops in the dark within animal cells, need an organelle used for photosynthesis by plants and algae?

26 September 2013 - 7:30pm

Dr. Catherine Potvin’s lecture will be a journey to Panama where she examines the importance of tropical forests for the global carbon cycle.  The presentation will start by setting the context of the international climate regime, followed by an examination of the challenges that scientists face when estimating tropical forest carbon stocks. This will bring her to talk about the people who live in, and from, the tropical forests of Panama.

25 September 2013 - 4:00pm

Dr. Catherine Potvin’s lecture will be a journey to Panama where she examines the importance of tropical forests for the global carbon cycle.  The presentation will start by setting the context of the international climate regime, followed by an examination of the challenges that scientists face when estimating tropical forest carbon stocks. This will bring her to talk about the people who live in, and from, the tropical forests of Panama.

19 September 2013

Libraries and archives throughout Canada have many overlapping obligations. They collect, preserve and disseminate knowledge, and provide access to information and intellectual resources for civic engagement. Libraries and archives are actively meeting the challenges of unfolding digital technologies, changing cultural practices, and society’s expectations.

18 September 2013 - 7:30pm

This Open Academy will include a thorough analysis by a distinguished historian of the overall significance of the Treaty of Utrecht, with an emphasis on its importance for Canada.

13 September 2013 - 12:00pm

Libraries and archives throughout Canada have many overlapping obligations. They collect, preserve and disseminate knowledge, and provide access to information and intellectual resources for civic engagement. Libraries and archives are actively meeting the challenges of unfolding digital technologies, changing cultural practices, and society’s expectations.

13 July 2013 - 7:30pm

In this Open Academy panel, "Human relationships with dogs, from the home front to the wild side," contrasting attitudes towards domestic dogs and coyotes will be discussed. A well-known expert on coyote (and canid) behaviour, Dr.

14 June 2013

The Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities are hosting a joint Canada-Israel Symposium on Brain Plasticity, Learning, and Education. The symposium will take place at Western University from June 14 to 16, 2013. Please visit the event website for more details.

11 June 2013

On the occasion of the UK Presidency of the G8, the Right Honourable David Willetts MP and Sir Paul Nurse FRS will host a G8 meeting of the Science Ministers and the Presidents of National Science Academies at the Royal Society in London. The meeting will form an integral part of the overall UK G8 Presidency programme.

03 June 2013 - 12:15pm

The Big Thinking lecture series is held throughout Congress and is open to all attendees and members of the public. The RSC is proud to sponsor “Listening to the marginalized to address inequality” delivered by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond. For more information on the lecture, or to register please visit the Congress 2013 website.

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