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Science, Technology and Society in the 21st Century: Ethics, debates, and collaboration

  • Dalhousie University, Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building 6135 University Avenue Halifax Canada (map)

Through the generous support of Dr. Donald Hill (MD ’60), a Dalhousie alumnus with a distinguished career in business, medicine and research, Dalhousie is thrilled to announce the establishment of the Donald Hill Family Postdoctoral Fellowships – three prestigious post-doctoral research fellowships in the areas of Medicine, Computer Science and Humanities and Social Sciences. These fellowships have been created to accelerate the careers of recent doctoral graduates engaged in leading-edge research in each discipline that focuses on exploring the impact of technology on broader society.

The objective of this exciting fellowship initiative is to broaden research on how science and technology impacts society and culture. Advances in digital technology continues to fuel exponential growth in almost every discipline of science, medicine, computer science and engineering. The direct, unintended and largely unknown consequences on society will be significant. Academic and industrial leaders engaged in these disciplines will need to consider and address the broader societal, cultural and economic impacts in our efforts to manage these important changes. It is Dr. Hill’s desire to reach the next generation of scientists by enhancing the quality of dialogue and debate on the broader societal repercussions of emerging technologies. The objective is to promote a culture of accountability for future generations.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Computer Science, is pleased to invite you to a special panel event to introduce the three Donald Hill Family Postdoctoral Fellows.Their panel will discuss their research intentions and generate stimulating dialogue about the impact of emerging technology on society. 

Please join us for this panel event. All are welcome! 

Reception to follow.