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  • The Adventure of Space (A Slide Presentation)
    Text  Bondar, Roberta, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 22 Sep 1992, 33-37     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some remarks about the upcoming national Science and Technology Week. Raising awareness of the essential role that science, technology, and engineering play in Canada's ability to compete internationally and in our quality of life. Corporate ...
    Text  Bondar, Roberta, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 22 Sep 1992, 33-37   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. Some remarks about the upcoming national Science and Technology Week. Raising awareness of the essential ...
  • And Now the Good News
    Text  Kerwin, Dr. Larkin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 12 Nov 1981, 101-114     The speaker's belief that Canada's future lies "in a certain kind of beauty." Aesthetics as a response to economics. Science worth pursuing solely as an artistic process. Culture's need for science and technology as well as cellists, poets and sculptors. Both a unique embodiment of truth. Fostering beautiful and stimulating ...
    Text  Kerwin, Dr. Larkin, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1982), 12 Nov 1981, 101-114   The speaker's belief that Canada's future lies "in a certain kind of beauty." Aesthetics as a response to economics. Science worth pursuing solely as an artistic process. Culture's need for ...
  • The British Empire and World Health
    Text  Vincent, Dr. George E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1930), 7 Feb 1929, 53-61     Work of the Rockefeller Foundation. A description of some of the Rockefeller groups and members. The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. Why the Rockefeller Foundation is engaged in work in the British Empire. Interest in public health and the advancement of knowledge and research. Ways in which the British Empire ...
    Text  Vincent, Dr. George E., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1930), 7 Feb 1929, 53-61   Work of the Rockefeller Foundation. A description of some of the Rockefeller groups and members. The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. Why the Rockefeller Foundation is engaged in work in ...
  • The Challenge of the 21st Century
    Text  Suzuki, Dr. David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 8 Dec 1988, 154-167     Anecdotal examples of the state of our environment, and of our endangered species. Indications of the extent of the problem. Our general blindness to the problems and reasons for it. Consequences of continued apathy. Being driven by the priority of global economics. A look at how economics has changed in ...
    Text  Suzuki, Dr. David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1989), 8 Dec 1988, 154-167   Anecdotal examples of the state of our environment, and of our endangered species. Indications of the extent of the problem. Our general blindness to the problems and reasons for it. ...
  • How International Is Science?
    Text  Wilson, Dr. John Tuzo, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 23 Feb 1961, 245-257     The international role of science and the tremendous impact that it has had on our world.The Humanities and the Sciences: a detailed discussion of what the speaker refers to as three cultures, based on the population of the world as it has changed throughout history. A review of the pressures ...
    Text  Wilson, Dr. John Tuzo, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1961), 23 Feb 1961, 245-257   The international role of science and the tremendous impact that it has had on our world.The Humanities and the Sciences: a detailed discussion of what the speaker refers to as ...
  • The New Genetics: Discovering Innovative Medicines for the 21st Century
    Text  Roses, Dr. Allen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 6 May 1999, 1-8     Genetics. An explanation of some of the things that are going to happen in medicine in the next five to 10 years. The patient as primary customer. The opportunity to affect medicine development and the way government and industry can work together to improve medicine development. The human genome in ...
    Text  Roses, Dr. Allen, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2000), 6 May 1999, 1-8   Genetics. An explanation of some of the things that are going to happen in medicine in the next five to 10 years. The patient as primary customer. The opportunity to ...
  • The New Organization for Industrial and Scientific Research
    Text  Macallum, Professor A.B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 14 Dec 1916, 320-326     The change that we must make in order to get efficiency in national life. The lesson this war is teaching us. The need to employ all the scientific lore that is available today to human kind, to apply it to human needs, the shop, the farm, the factory and so ...
    Text  Macallum, Professor A.B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 14 Dec 1916, 320-326   The change that we must make in order to get efficiency in national life. The lesson this war is teaching us. The need to employ all the scientific lore that ...
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    Text  Reid, Mrs. Ogden, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 10 Feb 1955, 182-190     Admiration for Canada's widespread prosperity. Living in what is called the electronic and atomic age. The presumption that we have experienced only the first small sample of what that means. Development of relatively recent invesntions, such as the use of electricity and broadcasting. The unfortunate fact that it took a ...
    Text  Reid, Mrs. Ogden, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1955), 10 Feb 1955, 182-190   Admiration for Canada's widespread prosperity. Living in what is called the electronic and atomic age. The presumption that we have experienced only the first small sample of what that means. ...
  • Nobel Prize Winning Work on Neutrons
    Text  Brockhouse, Dr. Bertram, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 19 Jan 1995, 501-510     Some personal reminiscences. Neutron physics. The study of the neutron itself as an object. The use of the neutron. Neutron spectroscopy. A brief history of the modern era of neutron scattering. What neutrons do. How neutron spectroscopy works. Confidence as one of the chief products of experimentation. Scientific results as ...
    Text  Brockhouse, Dr. Bertram, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1995), 19 Jan 1995, 501-510   Some personal reminiscences. Neutron physics. The study of the neutron itself as an object. The use of the neutron. Neutron spectroscopy. A brief history of the modern era of neutron ...
  • On the Drawing Board—In the Lab
    Text  Solandt, Dr. O.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 7 Mar 1968, 340-351     Different definitions of science. Science pervading our whole way of life. The difficulty of describing and classifying science. Science as more than research. Science in government and industry. The impact of science on society. How science is being used culturally, economically and socially. Insights into how science is being used ...
    Text  Solandt, Dr. O.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1968), 7 Mar 1968, 340-351   Different definitions of science. Science pervading our whole way of life. The difficulty of describing and classifying science. Science as more than research. Science in government and industry. The impact ...
  • The Research Council and Its Work
    Text  McCallum, Professor A.B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 8 Mar 1917, 475-490     Functions and aims of the Canadian Research Council (CRC). Other research councils that had been established and active in promoting their objects before the CRC was founded. The CRC not called into existence too soon or too late. Ways in which that is so. The Council, which began its existence ...
    Text  McCallum, Professor A.B., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 8 Mar 1917, 475-490   Functions and aims of the Canadian Research Council (CRC). Other research councils that had been established and active in promoting their objects before the CRC was founded. The CRC not ...
  • Research in the United Kingdom
    Text  Rothschild, Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 4 Mar 1965, 244-251     The speaker's personal background and some reminiscences. The ten years as Chairman of the British Agricultural Research Council. A visit to Shell's Laboratories and how that changed his life. Comparing three different sorts of scientific activity in the United Kingdom: in a top University, in civil Government research, and research ...
    Text  Rothschild, Lord, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 4 Mar 1965, 244-251   The speaker's personal background and some reminiscences. The ten years as Chairman of the British Agricultural Research Council. A visit to Shell's Laboratories and how that changed his life. Comparing ...
  • The Royal Society Empire Scientific Conference, England, 1946
    Text  Moore, Dr. Elwood S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 5 Dec 1946, 122-130     Nature and Objects of the Royal Society Empire Scientific Conference in England. Some details of the Conference, including who organized it, who sponsored it, and who made up the various delegations to it. How the delegates were chosen. The appointment of Canadians. One of the purposes of the Conference to ...
    Text  Moore, Dr. Elwood S., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1947), 5 Dec 1946, 122-130   Nature and Objects of the Royal Society Empire Scientific Conference in England. Some details of the Conference, including who organized it, who sponsored it, and who made up the various ...
  • The Runaway Brain
    Text  Suzuki, David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 6 Dec 1984, 185-203     Questions posed as if from an anthropologist from China or Russian coming to Canada: What is this country called Canada? How do the people in this country see themselves? What do they perceive as their priorities? How to answer such questions? What an anthropologist might think of us from reading ...
    Text  Suzuki, David, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 6 Dec 1984, 185-203   Questions posed as if from an anthropologist from China or Russian coming to Canada: What is this country called Canada? How do the people in this country see themselves? What ...
  • Science and Industrial Research in Canada
    Text  McLennan, Professor J.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 16 Nov 1916, 275-287     The need to put forth every possible effort to bring to the aid of the State every scientific man who is capable of contributing anything to the solution of the great problem before us, the winning of the war. How the necessity for this was realized in Great Britain. Extraordinary ...
    Text  McLennan, Professor J.C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1917), 16 Nov 1916, 275-287   The need to put forth every possible effort to bring to the aid of the State every scientific man who is capable of contributing anything to the solution of the ...
  • Science and the Aerospace Industry
    Text  Jones, Thomas V., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 14 Jan 1965, 163-172     The broad trend of scientific effort and the aerospace industry's interest in it. A technology industry dependent to a great extent on an informed understanding of how technical effort can best be applied. The primary concern five years ago, and now. The need for each satellite to serve some specific ...
    Text  Jones, Thomas V., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1965), 14 Jan 1965, 163-172   The broad trend of scientific effort and the aerospace industry's interest in it. A technology industry dependent to a great extent on an informed understanding of how technical effort can ...
  • Science Comes Outside the Laboratory
    Text  Goodeve, Sir Charles F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1957), 4 Apr 1957, 308-319     The war and the things it brought forth that continue to affect our lives today. Radar; background and history. The introduction of science into war operations. Operation Research and how it has grown in Great Britain, especially since the war. Some details of Operational Research Units. The Operational Research Society ...
    Text  Goodeve, Sir Charles F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1957), 4 Apr 1957, 308-319   The war and the things it brought forth that continue to affect our lives today. Radar; background and history. The introduction of science into war operations. Operation Research and how ...
  • Science: The Hidden Mainspring
    Text  Wilson, Dr. J. Tuzo, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 1 Mar 1979, 247-258     The development of the steam engine as the cause of subsequent growth in the economy. Reasons for the causes of our economic difficulties poorly understood and efforts to correct them to little avail. Three related matters are discussed: why, if science and engineering are so vital to our prosperity and ...
    Text  Wilson, Dr. J. Tuzo, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 1 Mar 1979, 247-258   The development of the steam engine as the cause of subsequent growth in the economy. Reasons for the causes of our economic difficulties poorly understood and efforts to correct them ...
  • Scientist and Citizen
    Text  Watson-Watt, Sir Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 29 Jan 1948, 209-221     Perceptions of scientists by citizens, and citizens by scientists. The role and importance of the politician. The distrust between citizen and scientist, and the need to remove it. Measures to cure this distrust. The need to persuade the scientist to explain himself to his fellow citizens. Remarks on the relationship ...
    Text  Watson-Watt, Sir Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1948), 29 Jan 1948, 209-221   Perceptions of scientists by citizens, and citizens by scientists. The role and importance of the politician. The distrust between citizen and scientist, and the need to remove it. Measures to ...
  • A Scientist and the World He Lives In
    Text  Polanyi, John C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 27 Nov 1986, 149-161     A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. A brief personal history, including the progress of the speaker's research. The role of his graduate students. Their intellectual courage and what that means. Some discussion of the nature of research. The speaker's regret at ...
    Text  Polanyi, John C., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 27 Nov 1986, 149-161   A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. A brief personal history, including the progress of the speaker's research. The role of his ...
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