March For Science

gaps at triumf.ca gaps at triumf.ca
Wed Apr 19 12:05:38 PDT 2017


FYI - there is a march also in Victoria.

Happy Marching!

Your GAPS


> Hi all,
>
> Forwarded from Dan Lascar:
>
>
> This Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day) across the continent and the world,
> there will be a March for Science <https://www.marchforscience.com/>. The
> largest will be in Washington, DC but there are satellite marches just
> about everywhere else
> <https://www.marchforscience.com/satellite-marches/>.
> Most pertinent are likely the marches in Vancouver
> <https://www.facebook.com/groups/2240587519498815/> and  Seattle
> <https://www.marchforscienceseattle.org/> but check out if there’s a
> march
> near wherever you are. I encourage all who receive this email to attend
> and
> to forward it to your colleagues, friends, and family and get out on
> Saturday.
>
>
>
> Outside of our basic need as scientists to be employed and funded, there
> is
> demonstrable harm if we are not listened to (or worse, silenced) by
> governments. Canada recently came out of a period of science gaging just
> <http://www.nature.com/news/nine-years-of-censorship-1.19842> as the US
> and
> several other countries are descending into something similar. This is an
> opportunity for all of us to show our support to the field to which we
> have
> dedicated so much of our lives. We owe it to ourselves and our fields to
> stand up to the cuts in funding, the ignoring of established fact, and the
> undermining of our field.
>
>
>
> I have never been in a position where I have been so moved to action but I
> hope you will join me in this.
>
>
>
> Thank you and a have a good week,
>
>
>
> Dan
>
>
> --
> Ragnar Stroberg
> Postdoctoral research associate
> Theory Department
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