Politics of Environmental Science: Recent Examples in Atlantic Canada

On 9 February 2017, EIUI team member, Dr. Ian Stewart, gave a lecture, entitled “The politics of environmental science: Some recent episodes in Atlantic Canada,” in the 2016-2017 seminar series offered by the Department of Biology, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Ian used the opportunity of this talk to discuss some recent media […]

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Improving Ocean Management through Strengthened Evidence-Based Decision Making: EIUI at the 8th Canadian Science Policy Conference

Improving ocean management through strengthened evidence-based decision making – based on insights about research on information pathways – was the main message that the EIUI research team highlighted in a panel at the 8th Canadian Science Policy Conference held in Ottawa on 8-10 November 2016. Speaking in a session on the conference theme “A New […]

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Towards a New Dialogue in a Post-Truth / Post-Fact World: Government Science Advice Conference, Brussels, 28-29 September 2016

This year, the term “post-truth” has gained such prominence in international media and debate it was named Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries. Often associated with “post-fact,” the adjective refers to “circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” In addition to the […]

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EIUI Participates in the RARGOM Annual Science Meeting

The Regional Association for Research on the Gulf of Maine (RARGOM) Annual Science Meeting was held on 13 October 2016 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The theme of this meeting was “Science for sustaining the Gulf of Maine’s ecosystems and coastal communities.” Peter Wells attended and presented two EIUI posters: one illustrated the key messages and […]

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EIUI Presents Session at the 2016 Canadian Science Policy Conference, Ottawa

The first session on the theme “A New Culture of Policy Making and Evidence-Based Decision-Making: Horizons and Challenges” at the Eighth Canadian Science Policy conference in Ottawa on 8-10 November 2016 will feature a panel organized by EIUI. Four members of the research team (Peter Wells, Kevin Quigley, Lee Wilson, and Suzuette Soomai), along with […]

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EIUI Team Member Speaks at “Governing Across the Waves” Workshop

On 26-27 September 2016, EIUI Team Member Dr. Elizabeth De Santo participated at the “Governing Across the Waves” workshop on global insights for transboundary waterways management in sensitive and congested maritime spaces. Focused particularly on the Arctic Bering Strait, the meeting was organized by the Center for Arctic Study and Policy (CASP) of the US […]

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Upcoming Public Lecture: Evidence and Public Engagement in Conservation Planning: UK and Global Biodiversity Examples

How can stakeholders inform public policy? With increasing attention being given to evidence-based decision making, at least in Canadian political rhetoric over the past year, what can be learned from recent experience at national and global levels? What role does information fulfill in decision-making processes? In this lecture, two speakers from Franklin & Marshall College […]

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Bertrum MacDonald Appointed Visiting Researcher by the International Ocean Institute-Canada

Bertrum MacDonald, research lead for the Environmental Information: Use and Influence (EIUI) research program, has been appointed Visiting Researcher by the International Ocean Institute-Canada (IOI-Canada) for 2016-2017. Dr. MacDonald, who recently concluded a term as Dean of the Faculty of Management at Dalhousie and is on a year-long research leave, will continue his line of […]

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EIUI Research Team Participates in New Ocean Frontier Institute

  The Canadian federal government announced a major new research grant on Tuesday, 6 September 2016, that will support the work of the new Ocean Frontier Institute at Dalhousie University. Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board, confirmed that the government has approved Dalhousie’s application to the Canada First Research Excellence Fund for $93.7 million. […]

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