This is an archive of Canada at AAAS 2013.

Schedule

Friday

Symposia

Quantum Sensors: Toward the Ultimate Limits
Friday, February 15: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Room 306 (Hynes Convention Center)  

Canadian Speakers: Martin Laforest, University of Waterloo, Organizer;
Raymond Laflamme, University of Waterloo, Moderator;>
David G. Cory, University of Waterloo, Speaker
Reinventing Neutron Interferometry Using Quantum Information Theory

Getting to Global Ecological Sustainability: Climate and Small-Planet Ethics
Friday, February 15: 8:30 am - 11:30 am 
Room 300 (Hynes Convention Center) 

Canadian Speakers: Paige Olmsted, University of British Columbia, Co-Organizer and Moderator;
Kai Ming A. Chan, University of British Columbia, Co-Organizer and Speaker
Toward Integrative Science-Inspired Solution-Structures for Sustainability: e.g., C3

Promoting Collaborative, Policy-Relevant Science: Learning from Fulbright
Friday, February 15: 8:30 am -11:30 am  
Room 310 (Hynes Convention Center)       

Canadian Speaker: Patrick Feng, University of Calgary, Co-Organizer and Moderator

Monitoring and Assuring the Quality of Essential Medicines
Friday, February 15: 1:00 pm -2:30 pm   
Room 306 (Hynes Convention Center)        

Canadian Speaker: Amir Attaran, University of Ottawa, Speaker
Trade in Fake Medicines Is Impossible to Stop Without Globalized Laws and Governance

Stroke Research: New Concepts and Innovative Solutions
Friday, February 15: 3:00 pm -4:30 pm   
Room 208 (Hynes Convention Center)       

Canadian Speaker: Molly Shoichet, University of Toronto, Speaker
Engineering Meets Medicine: Innovative Strategies to Overcome Stroke

Seminars

The Language Organ: The Bases of Human Language in Human Biology
Friday, February 15: 8:30 am - 11:30 am 
Room 304 (Hynes Convention Center)        

Canadian Speaker: Janet F. Werker, University of British Columbia, Speaker
Infant Speech Perception: Biological Beginnings and Experiential Influences

Clinics

Presentation Rx: A Drop-In Clinic for Speakers, Day One
Friday, February 15: 8:00 am - 10:00 am 
Room 307 (Hynes Convention Center)

Canadian Speaker: Andy Torr, The University of British Columbia

Exhibitor-Sponsored Workshops

Introduction to Canadian Research Excellence: Evidence & Examples
Friday, February 15: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm         
Room 205 (Hynes Convention Center)       

Canadian Speakers: Tim Meyer, TRIUMF; Chad Gaffield, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; Eliot Phillipson, University of Toronto

Saturday

Symposia

From Promise to Proof: How Ecosystem Service Science Is Transforming Real Decisions
Saturday, February 16: 8:30 am -11:30 am        
Room 309 (Hynes Convention Center)        

Canadian Speaker: Elena Bennett, McGill University, Speaker
Reconnecting People to Nature: Planning for Multi-Functional Agricultural Landscapes

Computation, Computational Efficiency, and Cognitive Science
Saturday, February 16: 1:30 pm -4:30 pm
Room 306 (Hynes Convention Center)

Canadian Speaker: Anna Maria Di Sciullo, University of Quebec, Co-Organizer and Speaker
Computational Efficiency in Naming Big Numbers

How Symbiosis, Horizontal Gene Transfer, and Virolution Call for an Extended Synthesis
Saturday, February 16: 1:30 pm -4:30 pm
Room 308 (Hynes Convention Center)       

Canadian Speaker: Frédéric Bouchard, University of Montreal, Speaker
How Research on Symbiosis Should Transform Our Understanding of Adaption

Water Purification and Monitoring Under Minimal Resource Setting
Saturday, February 16: 1:30 pm -4:30 pm
Room 313 (Hynes Convention Center)       

Canadian Speaker: Sushanta Mitra, University of Alberta, Co-Organizer;
Thomas Thundat, University of Alberta, Co-Organizer;
Greg Goss, University of Alberta Water Initiative, Speaker
Meeting the Challenges of Clean Water Delivery to Small and Remote Communities

Seminars

Old Dogs, New Tricks: How Plastic Is the Adult Human Brain?
Saturday, February 16: 1:00 pm -2:30 pm
Room 304 (Hynes Convention Center)       

Canadian Speaker: Daphne Maurer, McMaster University, Co-Organizer and Speaker
Improving Vision After the Critical Period

Career Development Workshops

Secrets of a Science Communicator II: Finding Your Story
Saturday, February 16: 1:00 pm -2:00 pm
Room 209 (Hynes Convention Center)       

Canadian Speaker: Andy Torr, The University of British Columbia ; Brian Lin, The University of British Columbia

Sunday

Symposia

Attosecond Science in Chemical, Molecular Imaging, Spintronics, and Energy Science
Sunday, February 17: 8:30 am -11:30 am
Room 306 (Hynes Convention Center)

Canadian Speakers: Andre D. Bandrauk, University of Sherbrooke, Co-Organizer;
Paul B. Corkum, University of Ottawa, Speaker
Attosecond Pulse Technology: Generation and Characterization

Writing About Science for the Public
Sunday, February 17: 8:30 am -11:30 am
Room 208 (Hynes Convention Center)

Canadian Speaker: Daniel Levitin, McGill University, Organizer and Speaker
Music and the Brain: A Launching Pad for an Overall Public Awareness of Neuroscience

Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples
Sunday, February 17: 10:00 am -11:30 am
Room 207 (Hynes Convention Center)        

Canadian Speakers: Danièle St-Jean, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Organizer;
Nancy Edwards, Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Population and Public Health, Moderator;
Malcolm King, Canadian Institutes of Health Research's Institute of Aging, Speaker
CIHR's Signature Roadmap Initiative Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples

Unreasonable Usefulness of Test-Ban Verification for Disaster Warning and Science
Sunday, February 17: 10:00 am -11:30 am        
Room 204 (Hynes Convention Center)       

Canadian Speaker: David W. Strangway, Quest University, Speaker
Test-Ban Verification at the Intersection of Basic and Applied Science and Innovation

Predicting Major Events and Planning for Hazards: An Art or Science?
Sunday, February 17: 1:00 pm -2:30 pm  
Room 208 (Hynes Convention Center)

Canadian Speaker: Kelin Wang, Geological Survey of Canada, Speaker
Operational Earthquake Prediction: Castles in the Air

The Invisible Revealing the Dangerously Beautiful
Sunday, February 17: 1:00 pm -2:30 pm  
Room 207 (Hynes Convention Center)       

Canadian Speaker: Filip van Petegem, University of British Columbia, Speaker
How X-Rays Are Shedding Light on Our Understanding of Heart Function

Evidence from Music, Fiction, and Visual Arts: Transfer of Learning from the Arts?
Sunday, February 17: 1:30 pm -4:30 pm  
Ballroom A (Hynes Convention Center)      

Canadian Speakers: Daniel Levitin, McGill University, Speaker
Defining the Musical Phenotype: A Precursor to the Study of Cognitive Transfer” ;
E. Glenn Schellenberg, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Speaker
Transfer from Music: A Critical Examination of the Evidence”; 
Keith Oatley, University of Toronto, Speaker
Effects of Literature: Understanding Others, Transforming Oneself

How Microbes Can Help Feed the World
Sunday, February 17: 1:30 pm -4:30 pm  
Room 206 (Hynes Convention Center)       

Canadian Speaker: Bernard Glick, University of Waterloo, Speaker
Bacteria That Alleviate Plant Stress in High-Salt and Metal-Contaminated Soil

Nucleic Acid Nanotechnology
Sunday, February 17: 1:30 pm -4:30 pm  
Room 306 (Hynes Convention Center)       

Canadian Speaker: Hanadi Sleiman, McGill University, Speaker
DNA Cages and Nanotubes: Simple, DNA Minimal Synthesis and Biological Properties

The Mirror World of Antiatoms and Antimolecules
Sunday, February 17: 1:30 pm -4:30 pm  
Room 309 (Hynes Convention Center)       

Canadian Speaker: Eric A. Hessels, York University, Speaker
Trapped Antihydrogen in Its Ground State

Weaving the Future Ocean Web Through Collaboration: the Nereus Program
Sunday, February 17: 1:30 pm -4:30 pm  
Room 304 (Hynes Convention Center)       

Canadian Speaker: Yoshitaka Ota, University of British Columbia, Co-Organizer; Villy Christensen, University of British Columbia, Co-Organizer

Monday

Confluence of Streams of Knowledge: Biotechnology and Nanotechnology
Monday, February 18: 9:45 am -12:45 pm         
Room 300 (Hynes Convention Center)       

Canadian Speakers: Sarah Kaplan, University of Toronto, Speaker
The Process and Practice of Interdisciplinary Research”;
Elicia M.A. Maine, Simon Fraser University, Co-Organizer and Speaker
Global Bio-Nano Firms: Exploiting the Confluence of Technologies

Understanding Memory: The Legacy of Case H.M.
Monday, February 18: 9:45 am -12:45 pm
Room 208 (Hynes Convention Center)       

Canadian Speaker: Brenda Milner, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Speaker
Background to H.M