MEDIA ADVISORY - ISSP Food for Thought Panel: How modelling potential COVID-19 outcomes on campus helped the University of Ottawa

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Professor Stacey Smith?


The Institute for Science, Society and Policy will host Faculty Affiliate Professor Stacey Smith? at the ISSP Food for Thought Panel to discuss how modelling potential COVID-19 outcomes on campus helped uOttawa.

By early March of 2020, it became apparent that COVID-19 was going to have a significant impact on institutions throughout society, but the extent of what action to take was not then known. On March 12, the University of Ottawa commissioned an informal modelling study to aid in their decision-making process. Here we present the results from that study, showing how real-time modelling was able to quickly assess multiple potential scenarios and play a role in both short- and long-term planning.

WHAT: The Institute for Science, Society and Policy will host Prof. Stacey Smith?, Faculty Affiliate, ISSP and  Full Professor, Department of Mathematics and Faculty of Medicine, to discuss how modelling potential COVID-19 outcomes on campus helped uOttawa.

WHEN: Thursday, February 25, from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

WHO:

  • Stacey Smith?, Faculty Affiliate, ISSP and  Full Professor, Department of Mathematics and Faculty of Medicine
  • Jacob Berkowitz, Writer in Residence, ISSP (Moderator)
  • Monica Gattinger, Director, ISSP (Welcome Remarks)
  • Marisa Beck, Research Director, ISSP (Closing Remarks)

WHERE: Online webinar via Zoom (please register prior)


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