OTTAWA, Dec. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Members of the public and the media are
invited to join with eminent local researchers in a discussion of the
serious crisis in science and research in Canada and what it means for
Moderator: Louise Brown, Toronto Star
Panelists: Kathryn Norlock, Philosophy, Trent; Maggie Xenopoulos,
Biology, Trent; Brad Easton, Chemistry, UOIT Moderator: Louise Brown,
Regional town hall meeting to discuss the public impact of the crisis in
Canada's science and research policy
Peterborough Public Library, 345 Aylmer St. North
Tuesday, December 10, 7pm-9pm (Refreshments will be served)
The Canadian Association of University Teachers is hosting cross-country
meetings to discuss the public consequences of Canada's current science
policy. The town halls are part of CAUT's campaign to create public
awareness and urge the government to "Get Science Right."
In response to questions from the moderator, panellists will talk about
what current science and research policy means for them, their students
and the public. Members of the audience will be encouraged to join the
discussion with comments and with questions for the panellists. Many of
the issues in the news lately are likely to be addressed, including
diverting funds away from basic research, cuts to politically
inconvenient research, muzzling scientists, archivists and librarians,
directing public science for private profit, and promoting undue
corporate influence in university research.
The Canadian Association of University Teachers is the national voice of
68,000 academic and general staff at universities and colleges across
the country. For more information on CAUT's "Get Science Right"
Campaign, visit getscienceright.ca.
Join the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/213442052170947/
SOURCE: Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
For further information:
Angela Regnier, CAUT Communications Officer, 613-726-5186 (o); 613-601-6304 (cell); firstname.lastname@example.org (email)