In recent years, federal funding for science has decreased drastically. Because of these cutbacks, many federal research programs have been scaled back or shut down completely, including important programs that monitor air quality and ocean contaminants. This lack of monitoring and collection of crucial information prevents us from understanding our world and adapting to it when it changes. It also creates a gap in evidence that will impact public policy decisions for many years to come. This research is essential for protecting our health, safety and the environment.
The CBC documentary Silence of the Labs investigates this changing landscape of public funding for scientific research and its relationship to public policy. The documentary highlights perspectives from the scientific community and the impact of government research funding decisions on all Canadians.
This is a must see documentary that raises important issues about public-interest science and the state of our democracy.
Join us for a screening of the powerful documentary.
Northern United Place
5004 Franklin Ave., Yellowknife NT
May 19th, 2015
7 p.m to 8 p.m.
Beverages and snacks will be offered to everyone