Science Pub - Thursday Night at the Bushwakker
June 23, 7:00 PM, Bushwakker
June 23: SCIENCE PUB - Navigating Science and Evidence in Contentious Policy Debate. Presented by the University of Regina Faculty of Science and The Bushwakker Brewpub. Our wildly popular monthly Science Pub Series has returned and promises to be even better than before. The programming will start off slowly but will develop so that a larger segment of the university will be involved to make the revitalized Science Pub even bigger and better! Enjoy lectures on scientific topics of general interest in our Arizona Room (main floor banquet room) over beer and snacks. The room opens at 5:00 PM and quite often is full by 6:00 PM. Avoid disappointment and come down early for dinner and a pint before the presentation which begins at 7:00 PM. Science Pub will break for the summer and return in September. This month's lecture is entitled: Navigating Science and Evidence in Contentious Policy Debate. Presented by Dr. Loleen Berdahl from the College of Arts & Science at The University of Saskatchewan and Dr. Maureen Bourassa from the Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan. While there is considerable interest in the idea of evidence-based policy, the inclusion of science and evidence in policy debate is not always smooth, particularly when the policy issue under consideration is contentious and/or involves risk. In this lecture, University of Saskatchewan researchers Dr. Loleen Berdahl (Political Studies) and Dr. Maureen Bourassa (Marketing) consider how the myriad actors within policy debate may differ with respect to what evidence is viewed as appropriate for policy decision-making, and discuss key factors that should be considered when communicating information to diverse audiences. They also examine the roles of emotion and cognition in risk perceptions, and raise what it means to foster respect in policy debate.
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