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Ransom A. Myers Lecture Series in Science and Society

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Ransom (RAM) Myers was a world renowned fisheries scientist and advocate for marine conservation who taught and conducted research at Dalhousie. He died in March 2007. This lecture series has been organized by his family, colleagues and former students as one way to continue his legacy of science and its relevance and relationship to society.

2012

The fifth Ransom A. Myers lecture will take place on October 19 2012.

Title: Farmed Salmon vs. Wild: the role of government, scientists and citzens
Presented by: Dr. Alexandra Morton
When: 19 October 2011, 7:00 pm with reception to follow
Where: Potter Auditorium, Rowe Management Building

Poster advertising the 2012 event.

2011

The fourth Ransom A. Myers lecture took place on October 14 2011.

Title: The oil sands: Economic saviour or environmental disaster
Presented by: Dr. David Schindler, Killam Memorial Professor of Ecology, University of Alberta
When: 14 October 2011, 7:00 pm with reception to follow
Where: Potter Auditorium, Rowe Management Building

Poster advertising the 2011 event.

2010

The third Ransom A. Myers lecture took place on September 23rd 2010.

Title: Escaping the Ivory Tower - The risks and rewards of communicating your science to a global audience
Presented by: Nancy Baron, Outreach Director, COMPASS
When: 23 September 2010, 7:00 pm with reception to follow
Where: Potter Auditorium, Rowe Management Building

Poster advertising the 2010 event.

 

2009

The second Ransom A. Myers lecture took place on October 1st 2009.
Title: Global Climate Change and Implications for Canada
Presented by: Professor Andrew Weaver, Canada Research Chair, University of Victoria
When: 1 October 2009, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with reception to follow
Where: Ondaatje Auditorium, McCain Building

Poster advertising the 2009 event.

 

2008

The first Ransom A. Myers lecture took place on October 3rd 2008. The inaugural speaker was Dr. Andy Rosenberg from the Institute for the study of Earth, Oceans and Space at the University of New Hampshire. The poster used for advertising this event is available here.

Two audio files of the October 3rd 2008 lecture are available here, they differ in sampling rate and resulting audio quality:

The presentation's Power Point file is available here:

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