OTTAWA, Nov. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to join the Canadian Association of University Teachers at its Ottawa Get Science Right town hall. Moderated by journalist Mike De Souza, panelists will discuss the impact of the federal government's current approach to science policy, examine ways to protect science in the public interest, and hear the views of representatives from the three main political parties on what should be the role of the federal government with respect to research and post-secondary education.
Confirmed panelists include university researchers and political representatives:
Béla Joós, Physics Professor, University of Ottawa
Diane Beauchemin, Chemistry Professor, Queen's University
Christina Muehlberger, PhD Candidate, Sociology & Political Economy, Carleton University
Tim Powers, Vice Chairman, Summa Strategies
Ted Hsu, Science Technology & Post-Secondary Education Critic, Member of Parliament, Liberal Party of Canada
Kennedy Stewart, Science & Technology Critic, Member of Parliament, New Democratic Party of Canada
Date: Thursday, November 27
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm (Reception to follow)
Location: Westin Hotel Ottawa, Ontario Room, 11 Colonel By Drive
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For more information on the campaign to Get Science Right, go to www.getscienceright.ca.
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SOURCE: Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
For further information: For more information or to set up an interview, contact: Angela Regnier, Communications Officer, Canadian Association of University Teachers, 613-726-5186, [email protected]