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Photos: March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017
Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017April 22, 2017- Hundreds of scientists and citizens rallied at Parliament Hill on Earth Day for the March for Science, to show their support for the scientific community. The March for Science is part of a global movement, with over 600 events planned worldwide and 20 of those events taking place in Canada. Evidence for Democracy hosted the Ottawa March for Science The group held a sign making party on April 12 to prepare.
David Suzuki at March for Science in Ottawa Earth Day 2017

While he managed to stay under the radar, David Suzuki was in attendance. Suzuki is a Canadian Academic and environmental activist, and it was encouraging to see him in the crowd showing his support. I grew up watching and reading his work, and he is an advocate for science, wildlife and nature.


Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017


Photo by Stacey McIntyre-Gonzalez Copyright©

The rally began with a cleanse and speech by Elder Annie Smith St-Georges. She lead with an inspiring speech about our connection to the Earth.
Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

"The March for Science celebrates our shared passion for science, and showing that science matters not just to scientists but to all Canadians," Katie Gibbs, Executive Director of Evidence for Democracy said in a press release. "We know too well the damage that can be done by an anti-science political agenda, but also know that positive change is possible when scientists come together with their community."
Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017
“Our members stand in solidarity with our U.S. colleagues in the fight for scientific integrity," Debi Daviau said in a press release. She is the President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), which represents over 15,000 government scientists. "The enormous cuts to federal government science made by the previous government are far from restored and should serve as a warning against the even worse impact of proposed U.S. cuts. Science knows no borders. And while the world may need more Canada, it also needs more science."

"Science isn't scary; ignorance is scary," she said in her speech today.

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017
James Compton, President of the Canadian Association of University Teachers, also spoke about the importance of science. Many of the speakers talked about how important it is that people accept the climate science that shows us that the Earth is warming. They spoke of the importance of science in medicine, and how science saves lives.

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

Another inspiring speaker was Catherine Abreu, Executive Director of the Climate Action Network. All speakers spoke to the importance of peer reviewed science, and that science should be free of politics. Science shouldn't have an agenda.

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

Dr. Jeremy Kerr, President of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution and professor at University of Ottawa, made a passionate address.

#Photos #MarchforScience #Ottawa on #EarthDay #News 2017 #Canada

Dr. Kristin Baetz, President of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences and professor at the University of Ottawa gave an impassioned speech about the importance of science, and that research should be protected. The March For Science was inspired by the current and future state of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Trump administration. It is a global action to protect science.
Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017
Dr. Kin Chan, American scientist and Assistant Professor at University of Ottawa, was the last speaker of the day. He was invited to speak about the state of American science and how we got to this point. The rally closed to a positive and energized crowd.
Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

People got witty and creative when it came to their sign making.

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017


The crowd was really diverse, people of all different ages, backgrounds and professions joined the March for Science, one of the largest global actions in history.
Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

These are the best of the photos from the rally. Happy Earth Day!

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017


Photo by Stacey McIntyre-Gonzalez Copyright©


Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

#Photos #MarchforScience #Ottawa on #EarthDay #News 2017 #Canada

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

#Photos #MarchforScience #Ottawa on #EarthDay #News 2017 #Canada

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017


Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

#Photos #MarchforScience #Ottawa on #EarthDay #News 2017 #Canada

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

#Photos #MarchforScience #Ottawa on #EarthDay #News 2017 #Canada

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017

Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017


Photos March for Science in Ottawa on Earth Day 2017
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