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2014 Philomathia Water Forum: 21st Century Water Security Challenges for Society and Science McMasters University April 8, 2014

Distinguished Lecture Professor David Grey University of Oxford Member, Global Agenda Council on Water Security, World Economic Forum; Co-Chair, OECD/Global Water Partnership Task Force on Water Security and Sustainable Growth This distinguished visiting lecture will outline pressing water security challenges for society and identify priorities for interdisciplinary science to respond. The lecture will be followed by a […]

March 14, 2014 Foundation News no Comments
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Philomathia Social Science Research Programme July 9, 2014

The Philomathia Forum is a vital part of the Philomathia Social Sciences Research Programme, and was created to broaden the debate surrounding the development of research with direct relevance to public policy.  A series of symposia and conferences are planned throughout the course of the Programme. The inaugural annual Symposium will take place on 9 July 2014, […]

March 14, 2014 Foundation News no Comments
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Philomathia Foundation Hosts Forum on Energy

On November 1, 2013, the Philomathia Foundation hosted the annual Philomathia Forum on Energy, which provided a platform for discussing topics on contemporary issues about energy and the environment. The two-day forum was held at the University of California – Berkeley, in the LEED Platinum certified David Brower Center. The 2013 Philomathia Forum focused on […]

December 16, 2013 Foundation News no Comments
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UC Berkeley, Berkeley Lab Announce Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute

The Philomathia Foundation has joined in the study of nanomaterials, linking up with the Heising-Simons Foundation to match a $10 million donation with the Kavli Foundation in establishing the Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. “The field of nanoscience is poised to change the very […]

December 7, 2013 Foundation News no Comments
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Dr. Dustin Garrick named Philomathia Professor in Water Policy and Research

In May 2012, the Philomathia Foundation announced a $1-million gift to McMaster University to establish the Philomathia Foundation Water Project. In addition to providing fellowships and travel scholarships to students studying water-related, the Water Project also offered funding for the university to create a new research chair position for a professor with dual expertise in […]

September 16, 2013 Foundation News no Comments
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