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This flagship series brings together Parliamentarians with experts in science and engineering, showcasing outstanding Canadian research accomplishments. Its purpose is to provide unbiased insight into topical scientific issues, within a non-partisan forum. This prestigious forum represents a unique opportunity for scientists to communicate important findings to a distinguished and influential audience.

The series is organized by PAGSE, an umbrella group of 25 + science and engineering organizations operating under the auspices of the Royal Society, and is supported by NSERC.


Extreme weather and climate: Measured response?

In Canada and around the world, extreme weather phenomena are becoming more frequent and more damaging. As the costs to people, protected areas, and infrastructure rise, governments are increasingly being called upon to mount coordinated responses to droughts, wildfires, storms and flooding.

Physical scientists like Dr. Ronald Stewart, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Fellow of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, and Professor in the Department of Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba, are monitoring and analyzing weather patterns, while social scientists like Dr. Daniel Scott, University Research Chair in Climate and Society, Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3), and Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo, are exploring how to reduce the impact on people, communities and the economy.

Join us for a fascinating discussion between these two researchers, as we explore how government and communities can better plan for extreme weather.

This breakfast is sponsored by Engineers Canada.

The presentation will be in English, with simultaneous interpretation by cell phone.

A Bacon & Big Thinking breakfast
March 26, 2015 – 7:30 - 8:45am
Parliamentary Restaurant, Centre Block

No charge to parliamentarians and media. All others $25. Hot breakfast is served.
Click here to register by March 23
For information contact: Donna Boag pagse@rsc-src.ca or 613-991-6369

For the last two decades Parliamentarians, their staff, and others have had an opportunity to engage with leading researchers through two breakfast series. The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE) has brought you Bacon and Eggheads and the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences has organized Big Thinking breakfasts. Extreme weather is a hot topic that requires research from a wide variety of disciplines, so we’ve banded together to bring you Bacon & Big Thinking, a special breakfast event featuring different perspectives on this important issue.

Bacon & Big Thinking is supported by: CANARIE, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.