University of British Columbia Node

The Lives of Evidence National Lecture Series

Date: 
Mon., Feb. 3, 2014, 4:00pm - Wed., Apr. 16, 2014, 5:00pm
National lecture series exploring the cultural, ethical, political, and scientific role of evidence in our world.

The Lives of Evidence National Lecture Series
See links to all parts below.

Many questions are raised in light of the recent warnings about the “the death of evidence” and "War on Science". What do we mean by “evidence”? How is evidence interpreted, represented and communicated? How do we create trust in research? What's the relationship between research, funding and policy? Between evidence, explanations and expertise?

National Post article on UBC science philosphy PhD student work on role of trust in conservation

UBC science philosopher PhD, Jill Fellows, on how trust can bridge the divide between science and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit in polar bear conservation efforts

UBC science philosopher PhD, Jill Fellows, gave a paper on how trust can bridge the divide between science and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit in polar bear conservation efforts at the Congress in Victoria; her paper is featured in the National Post.


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Alirio Rosales: Scientific Theories as Narratives

UBC: Alirio Rosales will argue that some scientific theories are irreducibly narrative using examples from evolutionary biology.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 5:00-6:30pm, Buchanan Tower Room 1197
ALIRIO ROSALES, Department of Philosophy, UBC

Genomics and Society Advisor Genome BC

Genome BC hiring Genomics and Society Advisor to explore genomics and its related ethical, economic, environmental, legal and social (GE3LS) aspects and more.

Genomics and Society Advisor
(http://www.genomebc.ca/profile/career-opportunities/genomics-and-society-advisor/)
 
Reporting Structure:
Reports to the Chief Scientific Officer.
 
Job Scope:
 

Keith Wailoo: “Between Liberal Medicine and Conservative Care: The History and Politics of Pain Relief in the U.S. since WWII”

Date: 
Thu., Feb. 2, 2012, 5:00pm
UBC: The UBC Node is helping to support this event as part of the winter Science and Society Series

The UBC Node is helping to support the winter Science and Society Series

Keith Wailoo, Department of History and Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Adrian Johns: "The Intellectual Property Defense Industry and the Crisis of Information"

Date: 
Thu., Oct. 20, 2011, 5:00pm
University of British Columbia: Adrian Johns, University of Chicago, presents for the 5th Annual Stephen Straker Memorial Lecture.

The UBC node is pleased to support the 5th Annual Stephen Straker Memorial Lecture.

The Straker lecture is organized by STS at UBC, with the cooperation of the Departments of History, English and Philosophy.