Events and News from Situating Science

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Situating Science Events and News

*1. Local Events/News *

*CIHR Proposed Changes to Open Suite of Programs and Enhancements to the
Peer Review Process Open Discussion*,* March 27, 1:30-3:30, O. E. Smith
Auditorium* (IWK hospital). The document for discussion can be read here: Further
information can be found at

*PART 2 of The Elements: A three-part series examining the ethical uses of
our resources: Food, Oil and Water: Water. Carbon and the Oceans: When Oil
and Water Mix.* Keynote: Alanna Mitchell, Canadian Journalist and author of
Sea Sick. *Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 ? 7PM.* ScotiaBank Theatre Auditorium,
Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary?s University. A discussion of the
effects of fossil fuels on the global ocean. Based on research in her
recent book, Sea Sick, Mitchell will focus on three main marine concerns –
ocean acidification, ocean warming and ocean dead zones – and explain why
some scientists believe these conditions constitute a recipe for mass
extinction. And if that is true, Mitchell will ask us to consider, what
then is humanity?s response. Free Admission ? Reception to Follow. This
event will be live streamed and can be viewed here:

*2. National/International Events *

*CALL FOR PROPOSALS. The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute will be
organizing a national conference entitled Engaging India: Human and social
Dimensions of Science and Technology to take place on Sunday and Monday
June 3 and 4, 2012 at the University of Calgary*. Proposals are to be
submitted by April 15, 2012. Panel and paper proposals are invited in the
following areas: Religious and Cultural Perspectives on Science and
Technology; Humanities and Digital Media; Art , Architecture and
Environment; Energy, Environment, and Sustainability; Food Sustainability:
Agricultural production, Food distribution, and Accessibility; Water:
Resource management for life sustainability; Nano Technology: Critical
Human and Social Issues; Age, Gender and Health; Education Technologies and
Accessibility. For more information and submission form go to link:
further information about this conference please contact:

Mariam Elghahuagi

Communications Officer

Shastri Indo- Canadian Institute

Tel. 403 220 2847

Cell 403 478 7950 – Canada Office – India Office

Please join us for the *first annual Science and Technology in Society Day
at the University of Waterloo on Friday March 23rd. *The event is free, but
pre-registration, for individual events or the whole day, is requested. To
register, email Vicki Brett at Please indicate whether
you will attend the whole day or part of the day. Location: Great Hall,
Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo Campus. For more
info, see

*EASST 2012 Pre-conference Doctoral Workshop linked to the EASST/4S
Conference. Call for Submissions *: What does it mean to do STS at the
margin? 16th October 2012, Copenhagen. This workshop is inspired by the
great experience at the EASST 2010 Trento Pre- conference PhD workshop:
?Weeds, Offcuts, Issues and Troubles? and the series of ‘Flows, Doings,
Edges’ workshops held over the past years. At these events, participants
discussed issues from their research, relating to empirical or theoretical
issues which did not fit, practical and technical obstacles or frozen
themes. Please send us an abstract in which you describe your research and
how you conceptualise yourself and your work to be positioned at a margin.
How does your research take place at a margin; how is your position
marginalised? What does it mean for you to do STS at a margin? The abstract
should be up to 500 words and submitted to by 15th May
2012. Participants have to show evidence of registration at the EASST / 4S
conference. If you apply at the same time for conference support by EASST
(free registration), please note this when submitting an abstract to us.
The number of participants will be limited. EASST is providing financial
support for this workshop.



*International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (IJFAB) Open
Issue 6.1, deadline extended! *The deadline for submission for this issue
is April 1, 2012. Vol. 6, No. 1 is an open issue. We welcome submissions on
all topics in feminist bioethics. Articles should not exceed 8,000 words
(roughly 32 manuscript pages). Shorter articles are welcome. Additional
instructions for authors are available in the style guidelines.
Conversations provides a forum for public dialogue on particular issues in
bioethics. Scholars engaged in fruitful exchanges are encouraged to share
those discussions here. Submissions for this section should be limited to
3000 words. Commentaries offers an opportunity for short analyses (under
2000 words) of specific policy issues, legislation, court decisions, or
other contemporary developments within bioethics. Book reviews are
typically solicited; however, we strongly encourage authors to submit their
books to the Book Review Editor for consideration for review. We also
invite proposals for review essays that survey several texts in a
particular field. Books and inquiries should be directed to the Book Review
Editor: Chris La Barbara, Department of Humanities, Colby-Sawyer College,
541 Main Street, New London, NH 03257,

A reminder that applications are open for *paid research internships in
history of science and technology, based on the object collections at the
National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory Greenwich.* The deadline is
20 April 2012, and internships (usually 1-2 months) can be taken up between
June 2012 and April 2013. Please see
further details. All enquiries should go to

*The Science Communication Graduate Program is still accepting
applications for September 2012. *The Graduate Diploma in Science
Communication is a 10 month program offered by jointly by Science North and
Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. This one of a kind
graduate program provides a valuable professional development opportunity
for science communicators or recent science graduates who wish to broaden
their horizons, strengthen their existing skills and deepen their
understanding of science communication and its impact on the public.
Courses include learning theory, rhetorical studies, research methods in
science communication, exhibit development, and mass media. Details of the
courses, the exciting field trips, the internship opportunities the
faculty, as well as application forms can be found on the program’s website
: Scholarships and Graduate Research
Assistantships are available for all students. To inquire about admission
and program highlights, please contact one of the program’s Co-Directors,
Chantal Barriault at or Dr. David Pearson at For information on our Science Communication
Diploma Program, visit our website: