COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on Canada’s research sector: telescopes around the world went dark, field work seasons were cancelled, labs were closed, research projects were paused, and many new researchers struggled to find jobs. In this webinar, representatives from Canada’s research sector discuss the short- and long-term effects of COVID-19 on outputs, methodologies, and protocols, as well as how both researchers and institutions are responding. Presentations will be in English. Q & A in French and English
David R. Barclay is an associate professor in the Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie University where he holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Ocean Technology Systems. He researches ocean noise and has made recordings in the Challenger Deep (Mariana Trench), Tonga Trench, Mississippi River, and Bay of Fundy with applications in ocean sensing and exploration, tidal energy, and environmental monitoring.
Jesse Rogerson is an assistant professor at York University. He studies quasars: super massive black holes actively eating material in galaxies really far away. He is also a science communicator, actively creating conversations about how and why science is important to our everyday lives.
Christine Anderson’s research focuses on biogeography, habitat selection, and movement ecology of shorebirds and seabirds breeding in the Canadian Arctic. She is currently completing a PhD in collaboration with Carleton University and Environment and Climate Change Canada, modelling how shorebird breeding habitat may be affected by climate change.