November 2018

CSIP Research Forum ~ Can complex wicked policy problems be addressed in the face of uncertainty?

PRESENTED BY: Margot Hurlbert, JSGS Professor 

Governing in the 21st C is challenging. Daunting challenges include a dynamic new world order, strained immigration and trade challenges, and challenges to liberal democratic institutions. Achieving Sustainable Development Goals and addressing climate change are only two of many important challenges facing government. However in this time, perhaps even more so than ever, making decisions in the face of uncertainty is necessary to address these challenges. This short presentation and discussion explores a framework for uncertainty and decision making in the context of complex problems and attempts to answer the question: How can complex wicked policy problems be addressed in the face of uncertainty?

Tuesday, November 27

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
U of S location: Canada Room, Diefenbaker Building
U of R location: CB308, College Avenue Campus

December 2018

Nuclear Insights: New Research, New Opportunities

There are many new and interesting nuclear research studies taking place in Saskatchewan. Nuclear researchers and scientists in the province are currently undertaking research in engineering and physics, health and medicine, and social science. How do these research findings impact the lives of the people in our province? This is exactly what Nuclear Insights 2018 is all about! 

Hosted by the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation and the Johnson Shoyama Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy, Nuclear Insights 2018 is a conversation about the benefits of nuclear research and nuclear technology for the people of Saskatchewan.

At Nuclear Insights 2018, nuclear researchers will talk about their varied work in medicine, engineering and social science and engage in dialogue with each other and the audience. Come join us for an evening of conversation about the new opportunities that nuclear research can bring to Saskatchewan. 

December 4, 2018
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Saskatoon Club, 417 21st Street East, Saskatoon SK 

Researchers include:

  • Margot Hurlbert, Ph.D., LL.M., a social scientist, discussing ‘Policy considerations for new nuclear technologies’ (Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina)
  • Esam Hussein, Ph.D., P.Eng., a nuclear engineer, discussing ‘What it takes to build a nuclear reactor’ (Dean and Professor, Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Regina)
  • Alex Rajput, MD, FRCPC, a neurologist, discussing, ‘Diagnosing and treating Parkinson’s disease' (Professor of Neurology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan; Director, Movement Disorders Program)