Public lecture with E4D co-founder Scott Findlay

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 09:02

You can find a full video of Dr. Findlay's talk here and the text of the talk here.

Evidence for Democracy is partnering with Situating Science to bring you an exciting event on March 5th!

Evidence for Democracy's co-founder, Dr. Scott Findlay, will be giving a public lecture at Dalhousie University as part of the Lives of Evidence lecture series. His talk is called Governing in the Dark: Evidence, Accountability and the Future of Canadian Science. Here is the abstract:

Scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about the Canadian government’s attitude towards science. They are concerned about declining federal investment in public interest science; a shift away from federal funding of basic research to business-oriented research; policies that restrict the communication of scientific information among government scientists and to the public; and – despite assurances to the contrary from federal ministers – an increasingly cavalier attitude towards science-informed decision-making. Are these symptoms of an ongoing erosion of basic democratic principles? What are some possible therapeutic and preventative interventions?

The event will be livestreamed so you can watch this exciting lecture from home. Check back here for the livestream on March 5th at 6:30pm EST.

What: Public lecture with E4D co-founder, Scott Findlay
When: March 5th, 7:30 PM Atlantic / 6:30 PM EST
Where: Ondaatje Hall, McCain Building, Dalhousie University, 6135 University Ave. or right here to watch the live stream here.

Check out some of the other Lives of Evidence lectures that are happening across the country:

Katie Gibbs

Executive Director (on parental leave)

Katie Gibbs is a scientist, organizer and advocate for science and evidence-based policies. While completing her PhD at the University of Ottawa researching threats to endangered species, she was one of the lead organizers of the ‘Death of Evidence’ rally - one of the largest science rallies in Canadian history. Katie cofounded Evidence for Democracy and now serves as its Executive Director.