November 05, 2007 10:00 ET

RSC: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada (The Society) is Pleased to Invite You to Join us for our Annual Symposium and Environmental and Science Highlights, in Edmonton, AB

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 5, 2007) - This year's Symposium, entitled "Social sciences facing modern genetics challenges: Changing boundaries between gene expressions, behaviour and the social fabric," is being hosted by RSC's Academy of Social Sciences. Presenters from across Canada and around the world will gather to examine the interaction of genetics and behaviour, and look at the current status of the nature vs. nurture debate.

The Symposium will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Convocation Hall in the Arts Building of the University of Alberta on November 16. A schedule for the day is available at

Questions about the Symposium can be directed to Dr. Louis Maheu, Universite de Montreal, and President of the Academy of Social Sciences, via Amy Boughner, RSC's Officer, Communications and Publications, at or 613-991-5642. Media are welcome to attend the event free of charge; requests for media kits should also be directed to Ms. Boughner.

The Environmental and Science Highlights is a two hour meeting, beginning at 9 a.m. on November 18. The meeting will include presentations by four Fellows of the Society: Dr. Andrew Miall, University of Toronto, will discuss the potential end of the oil-and-gas era; Mark Freeman, University of Alberta will discuss nano-magnetism; Morag Park, McGill University will discuss genomics and cancer treatment; and Keir Pearson, University of Alberta, will make a presentation on neurobiology and animal locomotion.

More information on the Symposium and the Environmental and Science Highlights is available on our website at

We look forward to seeing you in Edmonton.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Patricia Demers

President, RSC: The Academies

Contact Information

  • Amy Boughner
    RSC's Officer, Communications and Publications