Institute for Values in Policy and Science (ViPS)
Fostering conversations about the social and environmental impact of recent developments in science.
The Institute for Values in Policy and the Sciences (ViPS) provides a university-wide forum for discussion and research on values within the sciences and public policy. Experts at the cutting edge of scientific research engage with ethicists, philosophers, policy-makers, economists and others to address today’s most salient moral issues, such as: sustainability; climate change; technology and privacy; research integrity; population growth and aging; and the diagnosis of disease. ViPS serves the Lower Mainland by hosting a public lecture series, public forums, and discussion groups, as well as facilitating networking and cross-Faculty courses on campus.
To get involved with ViPS, email: vips [at] sfu.ca