On the 22nd of February 2018, the Royal Society of Canada, in collaboration with the Labrador Institute, Memorial University’s Department of Philosophy, and Newfoundland and Labrador NPO For a New Earth, is hosting a public symposium on the Muskrat Falls hydro-electrical project on the lower Churchill River in Labrador.
We are pleased to invite you to the inaugural public event of the newly-established Pacific Chapter of the Royal Society of Canada.
The event will showcase the work of recently-elected Fellows and Members of the College and provide opportunities for interaction. It should be a stimulating and lively gathering.
Details can be found in the poster.
Tuesday, November 28 | 7:00 PM
Utopia on the Tip of Your Tongue: A Jewish History of Esperanto
A lecture exploring the Jewish history and culture of Esperanto
Museum of Natural History Auditorium, 1747 Summer St. Halifax NS
Wednesday, November 29 | 7:30 PM
Between 1945 and 1980, the Celebration of Excellence, formally known as the Annual General Meeting, of the RSC was hosted at least once in every province of Canada, at 25 universities from coast to coast. In 2013, the RSC resumed the practice of moving the AGM around the country, beginning with a visit to Banff, Alberta. Following many successful, cross-Canada events, the 2017 COE will take place in friendly Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Preceding the Royal Society of Canada’s Celebration of Excellence is an event hosted at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) by the College of New Scholars and the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC. This event is being presented in connection with the upcoming Insurgence/Resurgence exhibit at the gallery.
A man is seated alone on a public bench. He speaks to passersby, hoping to maybe start up a conversation with them just for a moment, to get out of his head. He blurts out bits and pieces, a kaleidoscope of his memories; burdens, joys, hurt—a moving and entangled composition of his impressions on and through life. Beside him, a hidden woman: discreet, invisible. Who, in a low voice, screams inaudible fragments about herself.
As Canada moves to legalize cannabis for recreational purposes, public education is a public health priority requiring increased public investments in prevention programmes, research, and healthcare supports and services across the population. Citizen engagement with these issues to find our way forward together is critical.
Canada into the Next 150 years: Re-imagining the People’s Constitution
10.00am Ugo Piomelli FRSC
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering – Queen’s University
Dr. Bonnie Huskins leads this two day event featuring a Research Seminar and Public Lecture focusing on the significant public interest of the Syrian refugee crisis. Maritime Canada residents draw a connection between present day Syrian refugees and their Loyalist ancestors, who also fled from war and persecution to begin new lives in the region. This event proposes to aid the general public in teasing out these connections. The event features presentations by Dr.