Ottawa March for Science, this Saturday!

Bring your signs, your energy, your friends, and your passion for science.

We as Canadians know too well the damage that can be done by an anti-science political agenda. Yet we also know first hand the positive change that is possible when scientists come together to defend science and its critical role in our society and democracy. Join us on April 22nd at 11 AM as we come together in Canada, in the US, and around the world, to march in solidarity with our American neighbours and stand in defence of science.

Ottawa March for Science Details

This rally is organized by Evidence for Democracy and the Professional Institute of the Public Service Canada (PIPSC). We invite you to join us at 11 AM, at the steps of Parliament Hill, where we will hear from speakers, including:

  • Elder Annie Smith St-Georges
  • Dr. Katie Gibbs, Executive Director of Evidence for Democracy 
  • Yelu Melop, Organizer, Women's March Ottawa
  • Debi Daviau, President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
  • Dr. Kin Chan, American scientist and Assistant Professor at University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Jeremy Kerr, President of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution and Professor at University of Ottawa
  • Catherine Abreu, Executive Director of the Climate Action Network
  • Dr. Kristin Baetz, President of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences and Professor at the University of Ottawa
  • James Compton, President of the Canadian Association of University Teachers

Note that we will meet, and stay, at the steps of Parliament Hill. We will have some signs to share, with a few supplies for sign-making at the event. 

Bring your signs, your energy, your friends, and your passion for science. 

We'll see you on Saturday!

Kathleen Walsh

Interim Executive Director

Kathleen Walsh brings a strong background in policy advocacy and campaigning to E4D as the organization’s Interim Executive Director. She has devoted her time to a number of non-profit organizations including the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the Rideau Institute, Nobel Women’s Initiative, Equal Voice, and Famous 5 Ottawa.