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SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

In partnership with the University of Ottawa and the Embassy of France in Canada, The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) presents a G7 Academy Research Summit entitled “Science, Trust and Democracy in the Digital Age.” This summit will be held on September 19 and 20 at the University of Ottawa.

The event features scholars who will examine 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. 

“Our ambition at this symposium is to deepen knowledge and understanding of the past and the present such that our digital future enables robust democracy and improved quality of life for all,” said RSC President Chad Gaffield.



The Royal Society of Canada

As Canada’s senior National Academy, the RSC exists to promote Canadian research and scholarly accomplishment in both of Canada’s official languages, to mentor young scholars and artists, to recognize academic and artistic excellence, and to advise governments, non-governmental organizations, and Canadians generally on matters of public interest.

University of Ottawa

The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual (English-French) university in the world. Located at the heart of Canada’s capital, we have ready access to the great institutions of our country. Our advances in social sciences, health, engineering, science and the humanities make uOttawa a unique place to learn, grow and excel.

Embassy of France in Canada

The Embassy of France in Ottawa is the diplomatic mission of France to Canada, One of its main missions is to strengthen and develop cooperation between French and Canadian institutions in the fields of science and research.

The program spans 1.5 days, and builds on the G7 Academies’ statements for 2019 on Artificial Intelligence and Society, and Science and Trust.


Royal Society of Canada

Jo-Anne Saikaley Sparkes
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