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Friday, November 9 • 8:30am - 10:00am
(90 mins) Who Speaks for Science?

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Great research ecosystems support public outreach.
- INVESTING IN CANADA’S FUTURE Strengthening the Foundations of Canadian Research.
In this one sentence lies an entire field of research and practice that is key to moving science forward in Canada. But most science outreach programs in this country are, by their very design, only reaching youth or “science-aware” adults.

Many of us used to be merely concerned about the large group of public who turned away from science early in their lives and now lack any inclination to engage with it. Now, flat Earthers, anti-vaxxers and climate change deniers demonstrate that a public not just disengaged from, but actively skeptical of established science, can become a political force.

Even in the face of this, we have not changed how we engage with adults to try and reach beyond our traditional, science-aware base.

This panel explores ideas and best practices to engage adults from many backgrounds and interests with science, and what these require to be sustainable. The session moves from discussion to practice with a Freestyle Social, an innovative vehicle for public consultation and engagement with current science-related issues. The ultimate goal is to answer the question, who speaks for science in Canada?

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Carrie Boyce

Program Manager, RCIScience
Specialising in outreach and public engagement, Carrie works to promote lifelong learning, widenparticipation and champion social mobility and diversity in STEM. Carrie has enjoyed a varied career,working with the University of Cambridge, Royal Society of Chemistry and Cancer Research... Read More →
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Dr. Marianne Mader

Executive Director, Canadian Association of Science Centres
Marianne is the new Executive Director for the Canadian Association of Science Centres, a member-based organization representing over 60 organizations that support the informal learning of science,technology, and nature across Canada. She is responsible for government advocacy, partnershipdevelopment... Read More →
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Cara Marshall

Director of Communications, Canada’s Chief Science Advisor
Cara oversees the communications activities for the Office of the Chief Science Advisor, and advises onstrategic planning, media relations, and issues management. Prior to that, she managed sciencecommunications in the Government of Canada’s department of Innovation, Science and... Read More →
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Anthony Morgan

Broadcaster and Creative Director of Science Everywhere
To say Anthony Morgan loves science is an understatement. Though he is a neuroscientist andpsychologist by training, it was the 12 years he spent at the Ontario Science Centre that sparked hispassion for creating and sharing incredible science experiences! From here he decided to... Read More →

Friday November 9, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Delta Hotel - Joliet-Frontenac