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Science Comes Outside the Laboratory 
Text  Goodeve, Sir Charles F., Science Comes Outside the Laboratory, 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...
The New Genetics: Discovering Innovative Medicines for the 21st Century 
Text  Roses, Dr. Allen, The New Genetics: Discovering Innovative Medicines for the 21st Century, 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...
On the Drawing Board--In the Lab 
Text  Solandt, Dr. O.M., On the Drawing Board--In the Lab, 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....
The Challenge of the 21st Century 
Text  Suzuki, Dr. David, The Challenge of the 21st Century, 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...
Science: The Hidden Mainspring 
Text  Wilson, Dr. J. Tuzo, Science: The Hidden Mainspring, 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...
Science and the Aerospace Industry 
Text  Jones, Thomas V., Science and the Aerospace Industry, 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...
Scientist and Citizen 
Text  Watson-Watt, Sir Robert, Scientist and Citizen, 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...
The British Empire and World Health 
Text  Vincent, Dr. George E., The British Empire and World Health, 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...
The Royal Society Empire Scientific Conference, England, 1946 
Text  Moore, Dr. Elwood S., The Royal Society Empire Scientific Conference, England, 1946, 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...
Nobel Prize Winning Work on Neutrons 
Text  Brockhouse, Dr. Bertram, Nobel Prize Winning Work on Neutrons, 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...
Setting the Agenda for a Knowledge-Based Economy 
Text  Lortie, Pierre, Setting the Agenda for a Knowledge-Based Economy, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club Foundation, 1990), 2 Nov 1989, 79-92  A discussion of Canada's ability to reap the full benefits from advances in science and technology, and what is necessary for us to reach this goal. The need to adopt new attitudes towards science, technology and technological progress; for a concerted effort that transcends our industries and...
How International Is Science? 
Text  Wilson, Dr. John Tuzo, How International Is Science?, 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 that...
Research in the United Kingdom 
Text  Rothschild, Lord, Research in the United Kingdom, 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...
Stratosphere Exploration 
Text  Stevens, Captain Albert W., Stratosphere Exploration, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada : The Empire Club of Canada, 1936), 27 Feb 1936, 265-276  Failures and successes of the attempts by the co-operative venture of the National Geographic Society and the United States Army to put into the air two great stratosphere balloons, by far the largest ever constructed. Advantages to be gained with such very large balloons. Details of the...
The Adventure of Space (A Slide Presentation) 
Text  Bondar, Roberta, The Adventure of Space (A Slide Presentation), 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...
A Scientist and the World He Lives In 
Text  Polanyi, John C., A Scientist and the World He Lives In, 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...
And Now the Good News 
Text  Kerwin, Dr. Larkin, And Now the Good News, 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....
The Runaway Brain 
Text  Suzuki, David, The Runaway Brain, 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...
The New Organization for Industrial and Scientific Research 
Text  Macallum, Professor A.B., The New Organization for Industrial and Scientific Research, 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 on. The unknown reflex effect of this...
The Research Council and Its Work 
Text  McCallum, Professor A.B., The Research Council and Its Work, 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...
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