The WAR on Science: Muzzled Scientists and Wilful Blindness Presented by Chris Turner, Canadian Author Moderated by Dr. Jon Driver, Vice President Academic, Simon Fraser University Thursday, November 21, 2013, 7:00 pm Room 1900, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Continuing Studies in Science and Environment at Simon Fraser University is pleased to invite you to a free public talk, "The War on Science: Muzzled Scientists and Wilful Blindness", presented by Chris Turner, Canadian Author. So what is the nature of this war on science? Chris will answer this drawing from ideas from his newly released book, The War on Science. John Vaillant, bestselling author called The War on Science "an urgent book that anyone who cares about Canada - the idea, the nation, the democracy - should read". Continuing Studies in Science and Environment at Simon Fraser University invites you to a free public talk, presented by Chris Turner. So what is the nature of this war on science? Above all else, it is a sustained campaign to diminish the government’s role in evidence-based policy-making and environmental stewardship in three simple ways: reducing the capacity of the government to gather basic data about the status and health of the environment and Canadian society; shrinking or eliminating government agencies that monitor and analyze that evidence and respond to emergencies; and seizing control of the communications channels by which all of the above report their findings to the Canadian public. “Put all the facts together,” the National Post wrote, “as Turner does so ably in this important and necessary book, and you start to appreciate just how far back the clock has been set on Canada’s environmental protections.” John Vaillant, bestselling author of The Golden Spruce, called The War on Science “an urgent book that anyone who cares about Canada—the idea, the nation, the democracy—should read.” Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the latest about the War on Science. Date: November 21, 2013 Time: 7 - 8:30 pm Location: Room 1900, SFU Vancouver Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Reservations: www.sfu.ca/reserve Cost: Free We hope you are able to join us.