National campaign to “Get Science Right” town hall comes to St. John’s on March 31

Members of the public and the media are invited to join with eminent local researchers in a discussion of the serious crisis in science and research in Canada and what it means for Canadians.





Chris O’Neill-Yates, CBC


Dr. Barb Neis, University Research Professor in Sociology and Co-Director of the SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research

Dr. Bill Montevecchi, University Research Professor in Psychology, Biology and Ocean Science

Dr. Paul Snelgrove, Professor of Biology and Ocean Science and Director of the NSERC Canadian Healthy Oceans Network


Regional town hall meeting to discuss the public impact of the crisis in Canada’s science and research policy


In St. John’s:
Bruneau Centre (IIC-2001), Memorial University of Newfoundland

Free parking in lot 15B
In Corner Brook watch LIVE Stream:
Arts and Science Building (AS-375), Memorial University of Newfoundland

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Monday, March 31, 7pm-9pm (Refreshments will be served)

The Canadian Association of University Teachers is hosting cross-country meetings to discuss the public consequences of Canada’s current science policy.  The town halls are part of CAUT’s campaign to create public awareness and urge the government to “Get Science Right.”

In response to questions from the moderator, panellists will talk about what current science and research policy means for them, their students and the public. Members of the audience will be encouraged to join the discussion with comments and with questions for the panellists. Many of the issues in the news lately are likely to be addressed, including diverting funds away from basic research, cuts to politically inconvenient research, muzzling scientists, archivists and librarians, directing public science for private profit, and promoting undue corporate influence in university research.

The Canadian Association of University Teachers is the national voice of 68,000 academic and general staff at universities and colleges across the country. For more information on CAUT’s “Get Science Right” Campaign, visit

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Twitter hashtags: #getscienceright #cdnpoli #cdnpse


Angela Regnier, CAUT Communications Officer, 613-726-5186 (o); 613-601-6304 (cell); regnier (email)