University of Ottawa event calendar – March 25 - 29, 2024

uOttawa campus at night
Here are highlights of the events taking place at the University of Ottawa from March 25 to 29, 2024:

Where Change Comes From: My Time in Politics, the Paris Agreement and the Future of Climate Action
WHEN: Monday, March 25 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Social Sciences Building, Room FSS 4006; in-person.
Canada’s former Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister of Infrastructure Catherine McKenna reflects on her time in politics, and what she has learned about making change happen — change she believes the world needs now more than ever. (In English)

Canada lags behind on efforts to address human rights abuses in seafood supply chains
WHEN: Tuesday, March 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.
WHERE: Fauteux Hall, Room FTX 351; in-person and virtually.
This talk focuses on working conditions on distant water fisheries, how Canadian seafood supply chains are tainted with forced labour, and considers where Canada could do better in terms of potential policies to address these challenges. (In English)

Democracy and Science Diplomacy: A Key Role for Science Advisors
WHEN: Tuesday, March 26 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Social Sciences Building, Room FSS 4007; in-person and virtually.
The Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP) is hosting the Bromley Memorial Lecture, co-organized with the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy (IISTP) at the George Washington University, and will be delivered by Dr. Rémi Quirion, Chief Scientist of Québec. (In English)

Preservation and promotion of French-speaking heritage
WHEN: Tuesday, March 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Social Sciences Building, Room FSS 4006; in-person and virtually.
A roundtable discussion organized in relation to March’s Mois de la Francophonie. (In French)

Peacekeeping in the Anthropocene: The Effects of Climate Change and Human Rights Obligations
WHEN: Wednesday, March 27 from 11:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Fauteux Hall, Room FTX 361; in-person.
The International Law Group is proud to host a thought-provoking lecture aiming to shed light on the intricate intersections of environmental change, peacekeeping efforts, and human rights obligations in the era of the Anthropocene. (In English)

A Talk by Michael Ignatieff: What if Democracy’s Greatest Enemy is Democracy Itself?
WHEN: Wednesday, March 27 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Virtual.
This event is part of the What the rise of authoritarian middle powers means for global politics workshop. (In English)

The Evolution of Black Mental Health in Canada (2019-2024)
WHEN: Wednesday, March 27 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Social Sciences Building, Room FSS 4007; in-person.
The V-TRaC Lab presents the results of studies and the array of activities undertaken within the scope of this project. (In English and French)

Vaccines in Racialized Communities : Build Trust and Moving Towards Equity
WHEN: Thursday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Séraphin-Marion Buildings; in-person.
A day of discussions and workshops focused on addressing the challenges and disparities in vaccine access and trust within racialized communities. Hosted by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Black Health. (In English and French)

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