On the 22nd of February 2018, the Royal Society of Canada, in collaboration with the Labrador Institute, Memorial University’s Department of Philosophy, and Newfoundland and Labrador NPO For a New Earth, is hosting a public symposium on the Muskrat Falls hydro-electrical project on the lower Churchill River in Labrador.
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This Open Academy Event is an evening event which brings the sciences, the humanities and the arts together for an evening of trans-disciplinary exchange on theme of the environment and the ecological challenges facing the East Coast of Newfoundland in the coming years. The event will contribute to a growing sense of the need for what Pope Francis calls an “integral ecology” if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change on the coming years.
An informed discussion on Canada’s institutional capacity to produce the knowledge required to sustain a healthy democracy and to provide the foundation for sound policies and practices into the 21st century. Moderated by Paul Kennedy, host of CBC Ideas, join us for keynote presentations by sociologist Harry Collins, and Sheila Jasanoff, a specialist in science and technology studies and public reason.
Join Andrew Staniland and friends for a celebration of the release of Taking Down the Tiger, featuring performances by Michelle Cheramy, flute and Rob Power, percussion.
The Royal Society of Canada Atlantic Chapter, in partnership with Memorial University of Newfoundland, is pleased to invite you to a free public lecture by 2012 Fellow Peter Pope.
Professor Peter Pope, FRSC, will discuss Breton Fishers in Northern Newfoundland, during the period from 1504-1904.
Seating is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.
According to Statistic Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador has the fastest growing population of seniors in the country. In general, older adults have the most prevalent incidence of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Physical activity has been well documented as a protective and ameliorating factor for these concerns. In addition to these benefits, physical activity has also been shown to reduce the risk of falls in seniors.
Dr. Carole Peterson, FRSC, presents a public lecture titled: Stroll Down Memory (Research) Lane: Preliteracy Oral Skills, Eyewitness Memorial in Children, and Childhood Amnesia.
Prof. Jacques Lévesque, FRSC
The lecture will review the achievements and limits of Moscow’s endeavors in theses arenas and their prospects for the future. On this basis it will also assess the opportunities and constraints for the “new beginnings” of US relations with Russia, as sought by the Obama Administration.
Jacques Lévesque, FRSC, of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) will review the achievements and limits of Moscow’s endeavors in theses arenas and their prospects for the future. On this basis he will also assess the opportunities and constraints for the “new beginnings” of US relations with Russia, as sought by the Obama Administration in a lecture titled "Russia's Search for a new Place in the World Order (1992-2012)."