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In partnership with the University of Ottawa and the Embassy of France in Canada, The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) hosted a G7 Academy Research Summit entitled “Science, Trust and Democracy in the Digital Age.” 

This summit was held on September 19 and 20, 2019 at the University of Ottawa. The event featured scholars who examined the current state and prospects for confronting challenges and seizing opportunities for optimizing the complex and changing connections among knowledge and understanding, societal trust in science, and democratic institutions and practices in the Digital Age.

G7 Curriculum | Programme & Biographies

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CONFERENCE MEDIA; VIDEO AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER PRESENTATION SLIDES

 

Day 1 | Thursday, September 19th, 2019

 

Day 1| Introduction | & | Panel 1 | Trust, respect and dialogue: essential elements in engaging society on S&T 

 

Master of Ceremonies | Monica Gattinger, Director of the Institute for Science, Society, and Policy, University of Ottawa 

Acknowledgment of Traditional Indigenous Territory and smudging ceremony | Elder Claudette Commanda, an Algonquin Anishinabe from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation

Welcoming Remarks |
Chad Gaffield, President of the Royal Society of Canada 
Jacques Frémont, Rector and Vice-chancellor, University of Ottawa
H.E. Kareen Rispal, Ambassador of France in Canada

Trust, respect and dialogue: essential elements in engaging society on S&T | 
Keynote speakers & panel discussion

Jacques Frémont, Rector and Vice-chancellor, University of Ottawa
Michèle Lamont, Professor, Harvard University
Antoine Petit, President, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)

Moderator: Monica Gattinger, Director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa

Day 1| Panel 2 | Democratization of Knowledge: equity, accessibility, law and ethics 

 

Panel

Céline Castets-Renard, Professor, University of Ottawa
Karine Lefeuvre, Vice-president, Comité consultatif national d’ethique, École des hautes études en santé publique, Rennes-Paris
Florian Martin-Bariteau, professor, University of Ottawa
Laurence-Léa Fontaine, Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal

Moderator: Daniel Bouchard, Professor, University of Ottawa, Radio-Canada

Day 1| Keynote Speaker: Pierres Corvol | Patiences, Medicine and health systems in the digital age | & | Panel 3 | The Rise of AI

 
Keynote Speaker Presentation Slides | The patient, the physician and the health system in the digital age 

Pierre Corvol, President, Académie des sciences (France) 

Panel: The Rise of AI: who is making decisions about our health? 
Pascal Mélihan-Cheinin, General Secretary, Conférence nationale de santé (France) 
Joëlle Pineau, Professor, McGill University and Facebook 
Doug Manuel, Professor, University of Ottawa
Alain Mouttham, Researcher, Montfort Hospital

Moderator: Daniel Bouchard Professor, University of Ottawa, Radio-Canada

Day 1 |  Panel 4 | Reflections on G7

 

Reflections on G7 Themes and the Impact of the Academies

Chad Gaffield, President of the Royal Society of Canada
Pierre Corvol, President, Académie des sciences (France) 
John Boright, Executive Director, International Affairs of the US National Academies

Moderator: Roseann O’Reilly-Runte, President, Canada Foundation for Innovation

 Day 2 | Friday, September 20, 2019

Day 2 | Introduction, Keynote Speaker | Ron & Marianne Ignace | Tapping into all Sources of Knowledge and Culture | & | Panel 1 | Intergenerational dialogue: the Consequences of AI on the Future of Work

 
Keynote speakers: Tapping into all sources of knowledge and culture

Chief Ronald Ignace et Marianne Ignace, Professors, Simon Fraser University

Keynote Speaker Presentation Slides | Tapping into all Sources of Knowledge and Culture:  Secwépemc Indigenous Perspectives on  Language, Land, Laws and Knowledge
Ron Ignace and Marianne Ignace  
September 20, 2019

Intergenerational dialogue: the consequences of AI on the future of work

Panel
Olivier Faron, Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (France)
Ailish Campbell, Chief Trade Commissioner and Assistant Deputy Minister, Global Affairs Canada
Sean Mullin, Executive Director, Brookfield Institute, Toronto

Moderators: Pascale Dangoisse and Philippe Rodrigues-Rouleau, Doctoral candidates at the University of Ottawa

Day 2 | Introduction, Keynote Speaker | Carte blanche  - Reflections on Science and Society | Mona Nemer, Canada’s Chief Science Advisor

 

Reflections on Science and Society | Mona Nemer, Canada’s Chief Science Advisor

Keynote Speaker Presentation Slides | Reflections on Science and Society:  Disruptive Technologies and the Need for Ongoing and Inclusive Dialogue
Mona Nemer
September 20, 2019

 

Concluding remarks | Next steps: today and tomorrow | Chad Gaffield, President, Royal Society of Canada

 

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G7 Summit | Ottawa | September 19, 2019
September 19, 2019 to September 20, 2019