Space is limited. RSVP to the Science Week Conference before Saturday, Feb 1st, 2014 and enter to win one of our door prizes of the night!


From the miraculous inventions to the life-saving technologies and discoveries, science has changed the way we live our lives today. Have you ever paused to think about some of the side-effects that science has had on human civilization? The atomic bomb, the horrific experiments conducted during the Holocaust, the environmental wreckage caused by oil and resource extractions – how do we regulate science so that these detrimental consequences are minimized? For the first ever Science Week Conference, the topic for discussion is “Ethics in Science”. We have invited several panelists from different fields of science, each bringing you their own perspective on the current intertwining relationship between ethics and science.

There are no costs associated with this conference, which is taking place on Friday, Feb 7th from 5:00-8:00pm in CCIS 1-430. Dinner and refreshments will be provided for all attendees.


1. Scott Klarenbach MD, MSc, FRCPC

Associate Professor, University of Alberta

AHFMR / Alberta Innovates Population Health Investigator

Alberta Kidney Disease Network

Interdisciplinary Chronic Disease Collaboration

[email protected]

2. Jennifer Welchman

Professor, University of Alberta

Department of Philosophy

[email protected]

Specializes in ethics and environmental ethics

3. Glenn Griener

Professor, University of Alberta

Department of Philosophy

Specializes in ethics, bioethics, and roles in ethics boards

4. Richard Dixon

University of Alberta School of Business

Energy, science, and ethics in the oil and gas industry of Alberta


Professor James Pinfold FRSC

Centre for Particle Physics Research

Physics Department

University of Alberta

Conference Itinerary


Dr. Loppnow

Senior Associate Dean for the Faculty of Science

Winner of the 3M National Teaching Fellowship

5:00-5:20pm – Registration and Refreshments

5:20-5:30pm – Opening Speech, presented by Dr. Loppnow

5:30-6:30pm – Speeches

  1. Dr. Jennifer Welchman
  2. Mr. Richard Dixon
  3. Dr. Glenn Griener
  4. Dr. Scott Klarenbach

6:30-6:45pm – Break and Refreshments

6:45-7:15pm – Panel

7:15-7:30pm – Q&A

7:30-7:50pm – Keynote Speech, presented by Dr. James Pinfold

7:50-8:00pm – Closing Speeches and Door Prizes

8:00-9:00pm – Dinner