3rd Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies 2017
The 3rd Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 19-21 July 2017, hosted by the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) and co-organised by the Global Young Academy (GYA).
This will be a great opportunity for representatives from NYAs and similar bodies to exchange ideas and expertise, discuss successful Young Academy activities and think about future networking and cooperation both on a global and regional levels. Regional outbreak sessions will also form part of the meeting.
More information on the meeting can be found here.
Fundamental research: the foundation of innovation
The GYA is publishing a new report on “Restoring Canada’s Competitiveness in Fundamental Research: The View from the Bench” today. The report by GYA members Julia Baum and Jeremy Kerr reveals that Canada’s support for fundamental research crumbled over the past decade, due to the previous government’s disregard for fundamental research. As a result, many accomplished researchers in Canada are now left completely unfunded and Canada’s future as global leader for innovation and discovery is at stake.
More information here.
7th Annual Conference and General Meeting of the GYA
The International Conference of Young Scientists and Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the annual key event of the Global Young Academy. GYA members from over 50 countries, distinguished members of the GYA advisory board, senior scientists, and science administrators from around the world are invited to this meeting to work together on the goals of this global organization.
The 2017 conference theme is ‘Social Justice in a Rapidly-Changing World’. The meeting takes place in Aviemore, Scotland from 15 to 19 May 2017.
More information about the conference can be found at the AGM 2017 microsite.