Public Lecture: Governing in the Dark: Evidence, Accountability and the Future of Canadian Science

For those of you who have been following the current situation with science research programs in Canada being shut down and data being lost (see Fifth Estate Documentary, Silence of the Labs), you may be interested in the live streamed March 5th public lecture at Dalhousie University with Dr. Scott Findlay.

From the event’s abstract:

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?

Here are the viewing details:

What: Public lecture with E4D co-founder, Dr. Scott Findlay, via livestream here

When: March 5th, 7:30 PM Atlantic / 6:30 PM EST

 

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