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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Community members of the Kitchener-Waterloo region are invited to join with CBC morning show host Craig Norris and local researchers in a discussion on the public impact of the crisis in science and research policy in Canada.

Moderator: Craig Norris (CBC)

Panelists:

  • Dr. Melanie Campbell (Physics, University of Waterloo)
  • Dr. Jeffrey Jones (Neuroscience, Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • Dr. David DeVidi (Philosophy, University of Waterloo)

Get Science Right town hall poster.The Kitchener-Waterloo town hall is the kick-off to a series of cross-country meetings hosted by the Canadian Association of University Teachers to have discussions about the public consequences of Canada’s current science policy.  The town halls are part of CAUT’s campaign to create public awareness and urge the government to “Get Science Right.”

In response to questions from the moderator, panellists will talk about what current science and research policy means for them, their students and the public. Members of the audience will be encouraged to join the discussion with comments and with questions for the panellists.

Many of the issues in the news lately are likely to be addressed, including diverting funds away from basic research, cuts to politically inconvenient research, muzzling scientists, archivists and librarians, directing public science for private profit, and promoting undue corporate influence in university research.

The Canadian Association of University Teachers is the national voice of 68,000 academic and general staff at universities and colleges across the country. For more information on CAUT’s “Get Science Right” Campaign, visit getscienceright.ca.

CONTACT:

Angela Regnier, CAUT Communications Officer, 613-726-5186 (o); 613-601-6304 (cell); regnier @caut.ca (email)

Location 
Waterloo Public Library
Auditorium
35 Albert St.

Waterloo, ON
Canada