Past Events

Introductory Round Table (for Working Group Members)

When: January 12, 2015, 2-4 pm
519 Kaneff Tower, York University
Join us for a Round Table discussion among members of the Working Group who have been active on this issue.

Activism/Research Workshop (for Working Group Members)

Workshop with Max Libroiron on the nexus between activism and scholarship
When: January 23, 2015, 1-3 pm
Where: Artscape Youngplace, Room 106 / 180 Shaw Street, Toronto
What: Before the Technoscience Salon on Evidencing Disaster, Activist-researcher Max Libroiron will host our first workshop on the nexus between activism and scholarship.

Write2Know Letter Writing Campaign

When: March 23-27, 2015

Where: A global letter-writing initiative

What: It’s your right to know! Write2Know. Send your questions about the health of your body, community and environment to federal researchers and government ministries.

Public Forums

The Politics of Evidence Working Group, in partnership with Environmental Defence, presents a Panel Discussion

Reproductive Health as An Environmental Issue

How is human reproductive health affected by everyday encounters with a group of chemicals known as endocrine-disruptors?  This evening’s discussion will explore what we know about the endocrine disrupting chemicals in our waters, air, and consumer product, and our relationship to science, government, industry and environmentalism. What does the research tell us? How are they regulated here in Canada? Why don’t we know more?

Join scientist Dr. Miriam Diamond, lawyer Dr. Dayna Scott, and science studies scholar Dr. Michelle Murphy, to discuss the current debates surrounding our exposure to endocrine-disruptors and what you can do to change it. The panel discussion will be hosted by Maggie MacDonald, Environmental Defence’s Toxics Program Manager.

When: May 15, 2015, 7 pm
Where: University of Toronto, Emmanuel College, Room 001, 75 Queen’s Park Crescent East

Admission: Free. Space is limited, please register below to attend. Please note, at 6:45 pm, your seat may be released to first come, first served.

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Book Launch

Thursday August 27, 2015

Our Chemical Selves: Gender, Toxics, and Environmental Health, edited by Dayna Nadine Scott

6:30-8:30 p.m., The Gladstone Hotel

A range of speakers including members of the Politics of Evidence Working Group

Co-sponsored by Osgoode Law School, The Institute for Feminist Legal Studies, the National Network on Environments and Women’s Health, and the Politics of Evidence Working Group

Our Chemical Selves Aug 27 poster