A unique blend of corporate, strategic, technical, academic, and creative communications and publishing experiences.
January 23, 2015: Presented a briefing on historic changes in American government funding of science from the 1930s onwards and recent Canadian government funding of defence technologies and science at the Better Science Policy in Canada workshop at the University of Toronto, Victoria College - hosted by the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) and by Scientists for the Right to Know.
11:05 - 11:20 Margrit Eichler (President, Scientists for the Right to Know)
11:20 - 11:35 Christianne Stephens (Anthropology, York)
11:35 - 11:50 Pamela Wong (Ecology, U of T)
11:50 - 12:05 Amrit Phull (Architecture, Waterloo)
12:05 - 12:20 Bruce Hyer (Deputy leader of the Green Party)
12:20 - 12:35 Rebecca Moore (IHPST, U of T)
12:35 - 12:45 Ted Hsu (Liberal) (and short response by Marty Cooke via video)
12:45 - 13:00 Edward Fenner (STS, York)
13:00 - 13:15 Curtis Forbes (IHPST, U of T)
November 2014: Preliminary discussions with Yale University's C.W. Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory about me writing a paper on the decommissioning of their Emperor Tandem Van de Graaff accelerator.
October 24, 2014: Attended the Big Picture Conference at York University. There were fascinating, informative, and interactive discussions on:
- The Future of Communications
- Macro Societal Trends
- Marketing for the Youth Market
- Post-Secondary Education Trends
Summer 2014: Became a member of the Science & Health Policy Research Cluster (SHPRC) at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) in the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo, ON, Canada.
Summer & Fall 2014: As adjunct faculty, I taught "Technical Writing" and "Effective Business Writing" courses at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Faculty of Continuing Education & Training at their Newnham Campus in Toronto, ON, Canada.
May 26, 2014: Presented a paper at the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (CSHPS) 2014 Congress at Brock University. Topic: "Smashing Atoms and Making Money: Robert J. Van de Graaff's High Voltage Engineering Corporation — Methods and challenges of marketing peaceful uses for particle accelerators during the Cold War."
May 21-23, 2014: Participated in the inaugural workshop: The Science-Policy Interface — International Comparisons — Canada/UK/US at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) in the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo, ON, Canada.
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