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Science & Democracy Under Threat: What Can You Do About It?Export this event to calendar

Thursday, October 1, 2015 — 7:00 PM EDT

Our democracy is based on our leaders proving what they say with evidence, which is why the government employs scientists. The current federal government has muzzled scientists, ended the long form census, and, as a result, changed how you understand Canada. Now, our democracy is under threat and our panel of activists and experts want to discuss with you what we can do about this attack on our very way of life.


Dr. Heidi Swanson, Assistant Professor and University Research Chair, Department of Biology, University of Waterloo 

Katie Gibbs, Executive Director, Evidence for Democracy

Dr. Heather Douglas, Associate Professor and Waterloo Chair in Science and Society, Department of Philosophy, University of Waterloo

Moderator: Dr. Brad Mehlenbacher Educational Leadership, Policy & Human Development, North Carolina State University

Sponsored by: Canadian Association of University Teachers, Education for Democracy, Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo, St. Jerome's University Academic Staff Association, Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association

Refreshments will be provided.

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Waterloo Inn Conference Hotel
Heritage Room
475 King St. N.

Waterloo, ON N2J 2Z5