Public Events

The Science and Society Symposium and partners will be hosting three public events.

All the events below are free. Limited seating!


The Transformations in the Relations Between Science, Policy and Citizens
Yves Gingras, Université de Québec à Montréal

Mon Oct 21 | 19:00 – 20:30
Desmarais Building, Rm. 12-102, University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Ave. East, Ottawa
Reception and student poster session to follow.


Uncertain Science, Uncertain Times
Selections and discussion of the acclaimed Michael Frayn play Copenhagen

Tues Oct 22 | 19:30 – 21:00
Alumni Auditorium, Jock-Turcot University Centre (Main Floor), 85 University Private, University of Ottawa.

MC: Jay Ingram, Science broadcaster and author
Panelists: Robert Smith (University of Alberta), Shohini Ghose (Wilfrid Laurier University) and Ted Hsu (MP)


Influencers Panel
Panel of influential decision-makers discussing results of the symposium.

Wed Oct 23 | 17:30 – 19:00
Desmarais Building, Rm. 12-102, University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Ave. East, Ottawa

Chair: Yves St-Onge (Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation)
Panelists: Scott Findlay (University of Ottawa, Evidence for Democracy), Pat Mooney (ETC Group), Louise Vandelac (UQAM, UNESCO) and Denise Amyot (ACCC)