Barber at McMaster: “Has Science Damaged Canada?”

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A public lecture and discussion with Dr. H. Douglas Barber, McMaster University

Science is an objective, evidence-based method of learning. It has been most successful in understanding the physical world. Subjective, experience-based learning has been the principle method of learning in the complex world of life. To be prosperous we need to have our life’s needs met abundantly as well as our physical needs. In Canada the post-secondary learning environments are funded for learning associated to scientific research. Experiential learning is increasingly devalued and left to the individual learner. Could it be that this is a significant factor in our inability to succeed in knowledge-based commerce?

Dr. Barber is Distinguished Professor-in-Residence in the Engineering Faculty of McMaster University. He has been a dynamic player in the Canadian Microelectronics industry for 47 years. He has also played strongly in education and national research related to that industry. As an engineer and entrepreneur he is a co-founder and former CEO of Gennum Corporation. He has received the Order of Canada, the 1999 Technology Entrepreneur of the Year and three Honorary Doctorates. He has served on many boards and advisory councils in industry, academia, and government ministries. Recently Dr. Barber has concentrated on understanding Canada’s poor performance in the knowledge-based economy. He believes we could do better.

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University Club Lower Dining Room (Alumni Memorial Building) McMaster University. Please note: the 4:15 start allows for the reduced campus parking rates which commence at 4:00 pm.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Donald McNally, CSCA Executive Director
905.570.3006 or
Dr. Michael D. Fallon
Christian Reformed Campus Ministry
905.525.9140 x24123

Made possible by a grant from the Metanexus Institute.

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