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ISC-UQAM 2021 Online Summer School – Cognitive Challenges of Climate Change

Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that the ISC 2021 Summer School Cognitive Challenges of Climate Change will be held online from May 24 to June 4, 2021.

Most important news:

Call for Online Poster Session – Deadline April 19th – Best Poster Award: $1 000 CAD
Summer courses with credits for undergraduate and graduate
Early Bird Registration – $40 for 10 Days


Why should cognitive sciences get involved in climate science?

Recent history has made the computer the primary tool in climate science, enabling researchers to produce increasingly complex models of general circulation which are better integrated into systemic approaches. These integrated models help identify the impacts of climate change, economic responses, and policy scenarios. But climate science seems to be caught up in a paradigm of computation, which the evolution of cognitive sciences towards interpretation and situated cognition allows us to question. Cognitive sciences are no longer defined as a science of information processing, but as humanities, social and behavioral sciences of cognition between humans and their social and physical environment.

The main objective of this ISC Summer School is to put the human at the heart of climate science. This is the challenge addressed by behavioral scientists who seek to contribute to climate models and create a social climate science to study our interactions, perceptions, reasoning and actions in this period of awareness, transition and implementation of mitigation and adaptation policies.

By reflecting on the cognitive challenges of climate change, the ISC 2021 Summer School aims to think beyond the disciplinary boundaries to expand knowledge on climate issues. A unique international and transdisciplinary event bringing together more than 35 specialists to help understand how to mobilize globally, in particular through the carbon market, against emissions causing the greenhouse effect or to decarbonize our practices and our tools in a distributed and decentralized way.



Call for Online Poster Session – Deadline April 19, 2021

Best Poster Award: $1 000 CAD



Graduate and postgraduate students, and faculty members doing research on climate change are invited to submit an abstract for a poster presentation before April 19, 2021.

See the Call for Poster here.

Summer Course (3 credits)

Undergraduate and postgraduate students can get 3 credits if they register to one of the summer courses offered at UQAM during the ISC 2021 Summer School: ISC100Q (Bachelors), ISC800Q (Masters) or ISC900Q (Ph. D).

See the admission conditions here.

Early Bird Registration

Online registrations are now open, with a special early bird rate for 10 days at $40.

See the program and register soon.

Please share this information with anyone who would be interested in submitting a poster or attending this event.



Best regards,



Albert Lejeune

Chair Scientific and Organizing committee, ISC 2021 Summer School

Director, Cognitive Sciences Institute (ISC)

Professor, School of Management, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

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