Unmuzzled: the urgent need for the vocal aquatic scientist in today's political climate in Canada

Event Details

October 24, 2012
3:00 pm


A panel discussion with:

Ms. Laura Bowman, Environmental Lawyer. Iler Campbell LPP

Dr. Ken Minns, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (retired), University of Toronto

Mr. Tony Maas, Freshwater Director, World Wildlife Fund – Canada

Dr. Norman Yan, Professor, York University

Dr. Don Jackson, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

Ms. Diane Orihel, Director, Coalition to Save ELA

moderated by Dak de Kerckhove, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto

The panel will spend the first hour presenting expert opinions followed by an hour of an interactive discussion with the audience focusing on:

(1) a review of recent policy changes and program cuts that impact freshwater research and protection in Canada, and discuss the implications of such changes;

(2) a discussion of the urgent need for scientists to provide needed information to the public and advocate for freshwater protection; and

(3) a demonstration of how scientists can get involved in the shaping of public policy

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