The Royal Society of Canada serves as the voice of Canadian scientists around the world and as such participates in the annual meeting now known as the “G Science” that precedes the G7/G8 meeting. I would like to provide a brief background on the origin of the G-science meetings.
Dr. Yves Bergeron, FRSC, Professor at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue and at Université du Québec à Montréal, will discuss research collaborations that are under way to develop these new approaches. The Canadian boreal forest constitutes one of the last frontier forests in the world. But it is a forest under pressure. Traditional cutting practices have resulted in a greatly decreased percentage of old-growth forest.
A screening of the documentary: The Hunting Ground: an exposé of rape crimes on US college campuses & their institutional cover-ups
followed by a Critical Conversation on Sexualized Violence on Canadian Campuses: Challenges & Changes
A key element of the Royal Society of Canada's (RSC) Strategic Plan is to “expand the reach of the RSC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Annual Symposium”. Between 1945 and 1980, the AGM of the RSC was hosted at least once in every province of Canada, at 25 universities from coast to coast. In 2013, the RSC resumed the practice of moving the AGM around the country, beginning with a visit to Banff, Alberta.
After four years, CSPC is returning to the nation’s capital to bring together scientists, entrepreneurs, policy makers, journalists, students and many others from across the country to discuss the present and future of Canadian science, technology, and innovation policy. This will be the first science policy forum held post the 2015 Federal election.
At its meeting of 4 November 2014 the Steering Committee of World Science Forum has agreed on the date and main theme of World Science Forum 2015. After the highly successful event of Rio de Janeiro in 2013 World Science Forum will return to Budapest on 4-7 November 2015. The main theme of the Forum will be "The Enabling Power of Science" reflecting on the way how science opens new paths for the improvement of human life, businesses and the practices of policy making.