Public lecture livestream with E4D's Scott Findlay, March 5th

Public lecture livestream with E4D's Scott Findlay, March 5th
Posted on February 22, 2014 | Katie Gibbs | Written on February 21, 2014
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The post-event video recording of Dr. Scott Findlay's speech can be viewed below the letter... 

Dear Canadians,

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.

What: Public lecture with E4D co-founder, Dr. Scott Findlay, via livestream

When: March 5th, 7:30 PM Atlantic / 6:30 PM EST

Where: You can watch the live stream here: https://evidencefordemocracy.ca/livesofevidence

I hope you can tune in!

Katie Gibbs
Executive Director

P.S. 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

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I'm a scientist, environmentalist, pragmatic policy wonk and vegan food blogger.

In the summer of 2012 I was one of the lead organizers of the Death of Evidence rally and am currently the Executive Director of... More