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Climate Change is Real: Now What?

  • Desmarais Building, 12th Floor, Room 12-102 55 Laurier Avenue East Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5 Canada (map)

A month’s worth of rain fell in one day. An ice storm knocked out power for over a week. Underpasses and rail tracks were flooded. The summer was the hottest since 1880. Climate change is a defining challenge of our time. But how can communities develop a plan for the future? 

Join RCIScience and The Institute for Science, Society and Policy for an exploration of how communities will be affected by climate change, how society needs to adapt to cope with these changes, and what type of policies are needed to deal with them.

Opening Remarks

Marisa Beck, Director of Research, Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa


Cara Marshall, Director of Communications, Office of the Chief Science Advisor of Canada


Peter Berry, Senior Policy Analyst and Science Advisor to the Director, Climate Change and Innovation Bureau, Health Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada 

Maya Papineau, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Carleton University

Warren Mabee, Professor and Head of Department, Canada Research Chair, Renewable Energy Development and Implementation, Department of Geography and Planning, Queen's University

Closing Remarks

Helle Tosine, Past Board Chair, Royal Canadian Institute for Science

Refreshments will be served at 4:30 PM. The event starts at 5:00 PM.

Reserve your spot here.