Rees Kassen, Professor of Biology, University of Ottawa and Chair, The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE)
Dr Rees Kassen is associate professor and University Research Chair in Experimental Evolution at the University of Ottawa. He is also Chair of the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE), an association of over 25 professional and scientific organizations representing 50,000 members from academia, industry and government.
Kassen completed his PhD at McGill University and then went on to an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship and Elizabeth Wordsworth Research Fellowship at St Hugh’s College, Oxford. Dr Kassen is known internationally for his integrative approach to the study of biodiversity and pioneering work using microbes to study evolutionary and ecological processes in the laboratory.
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Unmuzzled: Talking Canada's War on Science March 18, 2014
Publish Date: 19-MAR-2014 02:53 PM
In three revealing, bilingual talks followed by a round-table discussion, this event connected the dots between the recent budget cuts to research, the muzzling of government scientists, and the Conservative government's actual agenda - a concerted dismantling of Canada's longstanding traditions of leadership in natural science and environmental stewardship.
Chris Turner, keynote & award-winning author of The War On Science / Science, on coupe !
Dr. Katie Gibbs, scientist & Executive Director of Evidence for Democracy
Mike De Souza, freelance environment & science journalist
Ethan Cox, MC, journalist & Senior Partner at CauseComms
(Québec) Malgré tout le boucan qui entoure les «compteurs intelligents» et les antennes cellulaires, rien ne permet de croire qu'ils sont nocifs ou que les normes canadiennes actuelles sont trop laxistes, conclut un rapport d'experts divulgué mardi matin.
New Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford holds investments in an elite hedge fund that trades securities in the energy sector he will now oversee. According to his conflict of interest disclosure, Rickford owns an unspecified number of units in the Waratah One Fund, an investment vehicle administered by Toronto firm Waratah Advisors.