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  • The Importance of Basic Research
    Text  Lazaridis, Mike, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 2 Mar 2006, 364-377     The importance of education. Exceeding our own limitations. Factors of stress and competition. Learning the tools of accomplishment. Some history of Research in Motion. The importance of the university environment. Entering an intersting time of paradox - an era of great prosperity. The reality of what is happening around the ...
    Text  Lazaridis, Mike, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2007), 2 Mar 2006, 364-377   The importance of education. Exceeding our own limitations. Factors of stress and competition. Learning the tools of accomplishment. Some history of Research in Motion. The importance of the university environment. ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Education and Innovation: Twin Paths to Canada's Future
    Text  Macdonald, H. Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 26 Apr 1984, 372-386     Views on the future of Canada. Importance of education and innovation to Canada's future. The information revolution and its impact on Canada. Significance of knowledge skills and research and development. Maximizing the potential of human resources. Problems with cutting university budgets. Suggestions for broader education; upgrading in competence of knowledge ...
    Text  Macdonald, H. Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 26 Apr 1984, 372-386   Views on the future of Canada. Importance of education and innovation to Canada's future. The information revolution and its impact on Canada. Significance of knowledge skills and research and development. ...
  • Atom and Empire
    Text  Solandt, Dr. O.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 30 Apr 1953, 348-360     Dr. Solandt's recent return from a brief trip to India and Pakistan, and his attendance at a meeting of the Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Defence Science. This visit and an earlier one to Australia turning his thoughts towards the research and especially defence research that is going on throughout the ...
    Text  Solandt, Dr. O.M., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1953), 30 Apr 1953, 348-360   Dr. Solandt's recent return from a brief trip to India and Pakistan, and his attendance at a meeting of the Commonwealth Advisory Committee on Defence Science. This visit and an ...
  • 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 ...
  • Some of the Triumphs of Modern Medicine
    Text  Barker, Professor Lewellys F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 5 Jan 1910, 77-88     Progress over the last century in understanding the nature of disease; in finding out how to prevent disease; and in discovering cures for disease. This progress over the last century more than in all the time preceding. To what this great progress is due. How the researches of Pasteur and ...
    Text  Barker, Professor Lewellys F., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 5 Jan 1910, 77-88   Progress over the last century in understanding the nature of disease; in finding out how to prevent disease; and in discovering cures for disease. This progress over the last century ...
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