Public lecture with E4D co-founder Scott Findlay
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: http://www.situsci.ca/event/lives-evidence-national-lecture-series