Silence of the Labs Screening

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

ES B142 5 Bancroft Wing of Earth Sciences, http://map.utoronto.ca/utsg/building/062

https://www.facebook.com/events/713092472058763/?fref=ts

 

Come join UTEA for a Screening of the CBC 5th Estate Documentary Silence of the Labs. 

Silence of the Labs discusses the effects of Harper government cuts to scientific research. 

After this 45-minute screening we will have a conversation and invite everyone out for drinks with us! (place to be announced)

Trailer: http://www.cbc.ca/player/Shows/Shows/the+fifth+estate/ID/2425795190/
[from same link]: The Silence of the Labs
In the past few years, the federal government has cut funding to hundreds of renowned research institutes and programs. Ottawa has dismissed more than 2,000 federal scientists and researchers and has drastically cut or ended programs that monitored smoke stack emissions, food inspections, oil spills, water quality and climate change. Now some scientists have become unlikely radicals, denouncing what they call is a politically-driven war on knowledge. In 'Silence of the Labs', Linden MacIntyre tells the story of scientists - and what is at stake for Canadians - from Nova Scotia to the B.C. Pacific Coast to the far Arctic Circle.



Location http://map.utoronto.ca/utsg/building/062 33 willcocks street toronto ESB142 (go downstairs and you'll see us :)

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