climate change with biology...putting the "Green Advantage"
to work for Canada
Plants have been in the business of managing greenhouse gases
for more than 400 million years. Can they help Canada meet
its Kyoto commitment of reducing emissions by at least 30
per cent? What scientific insights and new technologies are
needed to augment carbon sinks in forestry and agriculture,
and use biomass as a source of energy, chemicals and materials?
David Layzell will describe some of the new research underway
at universities to help the nation realize its "Green
Advantage." Dr. Layzell is Queen's Research Chair in
the Department of Biology at Queen's University, Kingston,
and Chief Executive Officer and Research Director of BIOCAP,
a major university research initiative to help position Canada
as a world leader in biosphere solutions to climate change.
In the past two years, BIOCAP-initiated research has attracted
more than $22 million in direct support of 76 researchers
at 17 universities in 8 provinces.
Dr. Layzell's laboratory research on the regulation of carbon,
nitrogen and oxygen metabolism in plants has resulted in more
than 100 research papers and five patents, as well as a university
spin-off company that designs, manufactures and sells instruments
and related equipment for research and teaching. He has been
awarded an NSERC Steacie Fellowship and is a Fellow of the
Royal Society of Canada.
Simultaneous translation will be provided.
--the Speaker of the Senate, the Hon. Daniel Hays
--the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Hon. Peter Milliken
--Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE)
DATE: Thursday, October 23, 2003 from 7:30 am - 9:00 am
PLACE: Room 200, West Block, Parliament Hill, OTTAWA
COST: No charge to Members of the House of Commons, Senators
and Parliamentary Press Gallery members. All others - $10.
PRE-REGISTRATION by Friday, October 17th is required.
Please register by contacting Donna Boag, PAGSE Coordinator,
tel: (613) 991-6369, fax: (613) 991-6996.