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Upcoming Dave’s Digital Café Presenters

We’re nearly reopened! We’re gearing up for the relaunch of the new season of Dave’s Digital Café on Sept. 9, 2021, so stay tuned for news and updates!

Sept. 9: Dr. Donald Drummond, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University
Canada Needs an Equitable Growth Institute
Sept. 23: Dr. Daniel Béland, Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and James McGill Professor of Political Science, McGill University
Federal Politics and Canada’s Social Policy Future

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May 27, 2021

Dr. Camille Boulet, Senior Partner, Global Advantage Consulting Group

A Perfectly Predictable Surprise: A Short Primer on Risk Assessment and Mitigation

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May 20, 2021

Angela Carter, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo

Truzaar Dordi, PhD Candidate, University of Waterloo

Correcting Canada’s ‘One Eye Shut’ Climate Policy

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May 13, 2021

Benjamin Bergen, Executive Director, Council of Canadian Innovators

Building a Meaningful Post-Pandemic Prosperity Strategy

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May 6, 2021

David Abonyi, Consultant, OECD & Director-in-Residence, i-Canada (smart communities)

Appropriate Innovation for Asian Emerging Markets in a Digital World

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April 29, 2021

Omer Kaya, Global Advantage Consulting Group

Summary Analysis of the Impact of Budget 2021 on Canada’s R&D/Innovation Performance

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April 22, 2021

Ian Lee, Carleton University

Yes, We Have No Bananas (2021 Federal Budget Macroeconomic Analysis)

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April 15, 2021

Peter MacKinnon, Associate Partner, Global Advantage Consulting Group

Geopolitical Challenges of Artificial Intelligence

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April 8, 2021

Jim Orban, ret. President and CEO, University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation

How is Health Research Funded in Canada?

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April 1, 2021

Prof. Michael Geist, University of Ottawa

The Challenge of Internet Regulation: Finding a Balance Between Confronting Online Harms and Freedom of Expression

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March 25, 2021

Dr. Megan Boler, University of Toronto

The Weaponization of Emotion in Social Media

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March 18, 2021

Dr. Jamie Stephen, Managing Director, TorchLight Bioresources

District Energy Systems: Canada’s Missing Infrastructure

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March 11, 2021

David C. Onley, Senior Lecturer and Distinguished Visitor, University of Toronto, Scarborough

COVID Year One: Correctly Identifying the Victims Would Have Slashed the Death Toll

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March 4, 2021

Dr. Carl Haas, Department Chair, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo

Construction and Deconstruction: Moving the Built Environment Toward a Circular Economy

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February 25, 2021

Davide Torsello, Professor of Anthropology and Organizational Behavior, Central European University

AI Ethics: Sweetness and Bitterness of a New Imperative

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February 18, 2021

David Pollock, Canadian Association for the Club of Rome

Genuine Progress Indicators: Aligning Policy with Sustainability and the Common Good

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February 11, 2021

Dr. Barbara Perry, Director, Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism, Ontario Tech University

Right-Wing Extremism in Canada

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February 4, 2021

Dr. Sylvia Bashevkin, Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

Opportunities and Obstacles in Women’s Political Participation: Insights from the Biden Administration

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January 28, 2021

Vass Bednar, Executive Director, Master of Public Policy Program in Digital Society, McMaster University

Responsible Innovation: From “Regs” to “Riches” 

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January 21, 2021

Doug Hooper, Director, Policy, Advanced Biofuels Canada

Drilling down on the details in Canada’s Climate Plan: the draft Clean Fuel Standard

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January 14, 2021

Alan Arcand, Chief Economist, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

2021 Outlook: Vaccines to Give Economy a Shot in the Arm

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December 17, 2021

Katie Sullivan, Managing Director, IETA

Climate Markets and Net Zero: The Canadian Opportunity and What to Watch 

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December 10, 2020

Omer Kaya, VP Research and Business Development, Global Advantage Consulting Group

Planless Recovery – A Brief Analysis of the Fall Economic Statement 2020

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December 3, 2020

Dr. Raywat Deonandan, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa

The State of and Future of COVID-19 Vaccines in Canada(?)

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November 26, 2020

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November 19, 2020

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November 12, 2020

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November 5, 2020

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October 29, 2020

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October 22, 2020

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October 15, 2020

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October 8, 2020

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October 1, 2020

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September 24, 2020

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September 17, 2020

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September 3, 2020

Industrial Bioeconomy Part Two: The Size of the Prize
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August 20, 2020

The Industrial Bioeconomy: Follow the Money
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August 13, 2020

Economics in the Age of COVID-19
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August 6, 2020

Design of a Resilient, Ultra-Low Energy Built Environment with Deep Integration of Renewables in 2050
Cities and the Greenhouse Gas Challenge
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July 23, 2020

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July 16, 2020

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June 26, 2020

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July 19, 2020

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May 29, 2020

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May 22, 2020

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May 15, 2020

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May 15, 2020

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