The Royal Society of Canada , also known as the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada is the senior national, bilingual council of distinguished Canadian scholars, humanists, scientists and artists. The primary objective of the RSC is to promote learning and research in the arts, the humanities and the sciences.

Every year the RSC hosts a symposium at its annual general meeting. This year Phil was a panelist on a panel discussing Sustainability. The theme for the day was Science, Trust, and Society – in a world that feels increasingly polarized, how can we ensure that real science is trusted?