Trust in Science Worskhop Oct. 15-16th, 2007

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Lu., Oct. 15, 2007 (Toute la journée) - Ma., Oct. 16, 2007 (Toute la journée)

On October 15 and 16, 2007 in Toronto, leaders in broadcasting, journalism, and museology joined scientists and scholars from the social sciences and humanities engaged in the study of science and technology for an interdisciplinary workshop, titled Trust In Science.

Highlights of the conference included two public lectures on Science and Citizenship, featuring Dr. Sheila Jasanoff from Harvard University and Dr. Natalie Jeremijenko from New York University and the University of California, San Diego. Both spoke in the CBC Broadcast Centre’s Glenn Gould Studio (250 Front Street West) at 8:00 pm on Monday, October 15 and Tuesday, October 16, respectively. Admission was free and all were welcome to attend.)

The first event, “Science and Citizenship in a Global Society,” was presented by Dr. Sheila Jasanoff, the Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard University. Dr. Jasanoff focuses much of her research on the role of science and technology in the law, politics, and public policy of modern democracies, with a particular focus on the challenges of globalization. The commentators at this event will include the University of Notre Dame’s Dr. Philip Mirowski and Dr. Alan Richardson from the University of British Columbia.


The second event, “An introduction to the xdesign Environmental Health Clinic,” was presented by Dr. Natalie Jeremijenko, an Assistant Professor of Art, Computer Science and Environmental Studies at New York University and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Jeremijenko works on experimental design (xDesign), exploring the opportunities new technologies present for non-violent social change. The commentator at this event was the University of Toronto’s Dr. Michelle Murphy.

The Trust In Science Conference was co-sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Science and Technology Museum, the Department of Philosophy at Queen's University, the Division of Humanities at York University, the Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto and the Science and Technology Studies Program at York University.