From clean water and medicine to databases and bridges, the daily lives of Canadians are deeply connected to science and technology. But programs and policies that underpin science and tech are rarely given detailed attention in election campaigns. In fact, a question about science policy has never been asked during a federal leaders' debate.
Join us for a debate on issues related to science and technology, with guest moderator Bob McDonald, host of CBC's Quirks & Quarks. To date this is the only election-related event across Canada directly focused on science and tech.
- What: Science and Technology Candidates' Debate
- When: Wednesday, September 23, 7-9 pm
- Where: B150, Bob Wright Centre, University of Victoria [map]
All four federal parties have been invited to send one candidate running in a southern Vancouver Island riding. Confirmed candidates are: Jo-Ann Roberts (Green, Victoria riding); Tim Kane (Liberal, Saanich-Gulf Islands riding); and Murray Rankin (NDP, Victoria riding). Topics will include science and the economy, technologies of tomorrow, communicating science, basic and applied research, and more. What themes and topics do you want covered? Take our survey.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn where the candidates and parties stand on science and technology. Please share this invitation among your networks, friends, and colleagues. Find the event on Facebook: www.tiny.cc/SciTechDebate and Twitter: #SciTechDebate