• Interview CBC Radio Ideas : The Philosopher’s Walk

    On September, 23th 2016 (rebroadcast Feb 7 2017), CBC Radio’s Ideas (Paul Kennedy, dir.) broadcast an interview with Frédéric Bouchard (and David Gutnick). In “Philosopher’s Walk with Frédéric Bouchard”, (recorded at the Jean Talon Market in Montreal (Québec)), Frédéric Bouchard discusses his research in philosophy of biology and ecology. Questions addressed during the interview focused on the […]

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  • Presidency of the 84th Congress of Acfas at UQAM

    On May 9th, 2016, Frédéric Bouchard, President of Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas), opened the 84th Congress of Acfas at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in the presence of Denis Coderre, Honorary President of the Congress and Mayor of the city of Montreal, and Dominique Anglade, Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation in Quebec. […]

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  • Research and innovation in Québec: ACFAS’ president urges the government to take action

    In the course of the cabinet reshuffle and the presentation of the 2016 provincial budget, ACFAS’ president, Frédéric Bouchard, urged the Québec government to use all required means for making stronger connections between research and innovation in all sectors of society and in all fields. Il faut développer notre plein potentiel en recherche et innovation pour […]

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  • Newly elected President of ACFAS

    On December 10 2015, Frédéric Bouchard, Deputy Vice-Rector for Research, Creation, Discovery and Innovation and professor of philosophy at Université de Montréal, was elected as President of Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS) for two years. Depuis le début, l’Acfas a cherché à susciter des vocations, attiser des passions, transmettre la soif de découvertes Je […]

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  • Research at UdeM: Nomination as Deputy Vice-Rector

    November 17 2015, Frédéric Bouchard, professor of philosophy and first holder of the Esope Chair at Université de Montréal (UdeM), has been named Deputy Vice-Rector for Research, Creation, Discovery and Innovation. As Deputy Vice-Rector, Frédéric Bouchard will share his work with Marie-Josée Hébert (Vice-Rector) and Michel Bouvier (Deputy Vice-Rector), as part of a new approach […]

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  • Je fais Mtl: Member of ADN Committee and Index

    On the 1st anniversary of the citizen movement Je fais Mtl, November 17 2015, Frédéric Bouchard was named member of the newly formed ADN Committee (Advice, Developers and inNovators) with 19 other leading figures of Montreal, presided by Denis Coderre, mayor of Montreal. Frédéric Bouchard is also part of expert committee in charge of devising the Je fais Mtl […]

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  • Philosophy of Biology in Canada: inaugural CPA/CJP symposium

    During the 2015 annual meeting of the Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA), Frédéric Bouchard, then-president of the CPA, opened the inaugural session of a series of symposia co-organized with the Canadian Journal of Philosophy (CJP), called “Philosophy in Canada”. The inaugural symposium was on the topic of philosophy of biology in Canada. As part of this symposium, Frédéric […]

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  • La Presse

    « Évolution : Le piège de la longévité »: Interview in La Presse

    In the October 11 2015 edition of La Presse, Frédéric Bouchard, with other researchers, raised scientific, biological and social issues that may arise with significant increases of human’s lifespan. Excerpt: Je pense qu’on ne pourrait plus dire que nous sommes une seule et même espèce […] Les inégalités économiques deviendraient des inégalités biologiques Ce n’est pas une mauvaise idée […]

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  • Frédéric Bouchard aux Journées de la relève en recherche

    Conferences: orientation for the next wave of researchers

    As part of the “Journées de la relève en recherche” organized by the Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS) and the graduate students consultation led by the Comité intersectoriel étudiant of the Québec’s research funding agency (FRQ) (September 24 and 25 2015), Frédéric Bouchard gave two conferences. “Excellence en recherche” Journées de la relève en […]

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  • The state of research and innovation in Québec: conference at QuébecInnove

    For the first meeting of QuébecInnove (Sept 21 2015), Frédéric Bouchard, director of CIRST, gave the keynote conference on the state of Research and Innovation in Québec (FR) PDF of the powerpoint (in FR): BouchardQuébecInnove.pdf The presention was based on the expertise of many CIRST members. The edited volume “Sciences, technologies et sociétés: de A à Z” comprises many […]

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