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Solving Complex Global Problems through Scientific Literacy

Solving Complex Global Problems through Scientific Literacy

A scientist, entrepreneur, science communicator and advocate, Adam Bly is spreading scientific literacy throughout society to help tackle some of our most pressing challenges.

Adam works to promote the role of data and science in sound decision making for the benefit of society at large. As he sees it, scientific literacy is key to helping develop our national economy, boosting competitiveness in a globalized world and enriching the lives of Canadians.

Join us for this informative discussion in advance of the UNESCO International Literacy Day (September 8) and Canada's Science Literacy Week (September 17 to 23).

Event Information

This learning activity is designed for all public servant groups and levels and is offered at no cost.


Date and time:

September 5, 2018 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (EDT)


Adam Bly, former vice-president of data at Spotify, visiting senior fellow in Science, Technology and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School, and founder of SEED magazine


Christopher Allison, Director General, Digital Services


Bilingual with interpretation in official languages



  • John G. Diefenbaker Building, 111 Sussex Drive, Algonquin Room, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Available across Canada by webcast


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