The Transformations in the Relations between Science, Policy and Citizens

Network Node: 
Mon., Oct. 21, 2013, 7:00pm


Dr. Yves Gingras, Canada Research Chair in History and Sociology of Science, Université de Québec à Montréal
Monday Oct. 21 2013, 7 pm
Desmarais Building, Rm. 12-102 (12th floor), University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa
Reception to follow

Limited seating!  Register online by Sunday Oct. 20.
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The Situating Science national Strategic Knowledge Cluster with the University of Ottawa Institute for Science, Society and Policy invite you to join us for a special public evening lecture by Dr. Yves Gingras, Canada Research Chair in History and Sociology of Science at Université de Québec à Montréal.

In his talk Dr. Gingras argues that the traditional relations between scientists, policy makers and citizens have been transformed over the last fifteen years. Using recent cases of scientific and public controversies, he will show that citizens have more power now than ever before to influence policies in matters relating to scientific research. This raises the pressing issue for us as citizens: How do we give a central place to a scientific culture that is adapted to the 21st century?

This event is one of three public events during the Science and Society 2013 symposium. Register online to attend the Tuesday Oct. 22 discussion and staged reading of Michael Frayn’s Tony-Winning play Copenhagen, “Uncertain Science, Uncertain Times”, and the Wednesday Oct. 23 “Influencers Panel”.

Thank you to our symposium supporters and sponsors!