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From Bertrum MacDonald: Tuesday, the first panel was relocated on very short notice to the Westin Hotel and proceeded with a sizeable audience. The panelists had travelled quite a distance so we were gratified by people's resilience, determination, and commitment to participating in a very interesting discussion. And they weren't disappointed: it was outstanding. The session was video recorded and will be available on the YouTube channel of the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance.

Tonight's panel will be equally interesting. Do plan to attend.


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The Environmental Information: Use and Influence research program at Dalhousie University, along with co-sponsors, invites you to attend the following public panel on the importance of science in public life.



Panel 2: Science and the Public Sphere: What is Science Literacy and What Is Its Public Value?



Date: Thursday, 11 October 2018

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Alumni Hall, University of King's College, 6350 Coburg Road

Reception to follow the session.



Natural and social science research is key to deal with environmental, health, and social issues, but the research often has no impact on policy and practice. Is scientific literacy the problem? What degree of literacy is needed for public participation in democratic governance? This panel will speak to these questions from science, journalism, authorship, environmental management, and public engagement perspectives.



Panel members:

Daniel Cressey, Deputy Editor, Research Fortnight, London

Linda Pannozzo, Author and Journalist, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Shelley Denny, Director of Aquatic Research and Stewardship, Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources, Eskasoni, Nova Scotia

Karen Traversy, Member of the Public, Clam Bay, Nova Scotia



Panel Chair: Ian Stewart, History of Science and Technology Program, University of King's College, Halifax



Further details at EIUI<http://www.eiui.ca>,  School of Information Management<https://www.dal.ca/faculty/management/school-of-information-management/news-events/information-managementpubliclectureseries.html>



Co-Sponsors:

Environmental Information: Use and Influence<http://www.eiui.ca/> research program, Dalhousie University

MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance<http://www.dal.ca/dept/maceachen-institute.html>, Dalhousie University

Office of the President<https://www.dal.ca/dept/senior-administration.html>, Dalhousie University

School of Information Management<http://www.dal.ca/sim>, Dalhousie University

School for Resource and Environmental Studies<https://www.dal.ca/faculty/management/sres.html>, Dalhousie University

Faculty of Management<https://www.dal.ca/faculty/management.html>, Dalhousie University

Faculty of Science<https://www.dal.ca/faculty/science.html>, Dalhousie University

History of Science and Technology Program<https://ukings.ca/area-of-study/history-of-science-and-technology/>, University of King's College

School of Journalism<https://ukings.ca/area-of-study/journalism>, University of King's College

Nova Scotian Institute of Science<http://nsis.chebucto.org/>