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Lecture: The Lives of Evidence

posted Feb 19, 2014, 6:44 AM by SOS SaveOceanScience   [ updated Feb 19, 2014, 6:44 AM ]
Governing in the Dark: Evidence, Accountability and the Future of Canadian Science
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Date: 
Wed., Mar. 5, 2014, 7:30 pm

The national Situating Science project and partners are pleased to present the third talk in the national lecture series:
 
The Lives of Evidence
A multi-part national lecture series examining the cultural, ethical, political, and scientific role of evidence in our world.
 
Part 3:
Governing in the Dark: Evidence, Accountability and the Future of Canadian Science

Scott Findlay, Co-founder of Evidence for Democracy and Associate Professor of Biology, University of Ottawa.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 7:30 PM
Ondaatje Hall, McCain Building, Dalhousie University, 6135 University Ave.,
Halifax, NS

Free.                                    
Watch live online here! (7:30 PM Atlantic / 6:30 PM ET)
 
Scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about the Canadian government’s attitude towards science. They are concerned about declining federal investment in public interest science; a shift away from federal funding of basic research to business-oriented research; policies that restrict the communication of scientific information among government scientists and to the public; and – despite assurances to the contrary from federal ministers – an increasingly cavalier attitude towards science-informed decision-making. Are these symptoms of an ongoing erosion of basic democratic principles? What are some possible therapeutic and preventative interventions?
 
Supported by:
Dalhousie University Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science, Evidence for Democracy, and Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs



Source: http://www.situsci.ca/event/governing-dark-evidence-accountability-and-future-canadian-science