Society of Italian Researchers & Professionals in Western Canada
Special Message

Social distancing guidelines put forth by the Canadian government (no large crowd events) is still paramount in our fight of Covid-19.

ARPICO speaking/public events are typically, by their very nature, occasions when people meet and converse at close range, rendering social distancing challenging. In light of this and in line with both provincial and federal guidelines, for the safety of its members, guests, speakers and volunteers, the ARPICO board of directors has voted unanimously to suspend the Society’s public activity until further notice.

We will continue to monitor the development of the pandemic in Canada and around the world via information from national and international health officers, with a view to decide when it will be safe to restart our public events. We are all very much looking forward to a time when life returns to normal and public activities can resume.

We wish to emphasize that the rest of ARPICO’s activities, such as selection of topics and speakers for future events, fundraising, advertising our travel scholarship and interviewing applicants for it will continue normally.

We trust that our members will support this course of action and are looking forward to resuming our activity as soon as the health situation permits it.

Galileo Turns 450
October 9th - 12th, 2014

On the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the birth of Galileo Galilei, the Italian Embassy in Washington and the Georgetown University Italian Research Institute are organizing an event focused on the theme of innovation and scientific research, during the semester of the Italian Presidency of the European Union.

The initiative is based on a series of lectures by prominent scholars and scientists, an exhibit, and a play.

The lectures will emphasize the methodologies introduced by Galileo himself to the search for a knowledge of reality that is objectively verifiable and acceptable. Well-known Italian researchers working in both the U.S. and Europe will talk about the excellence of Italian scientific research.

A corner exhibit dedicated to Galileo will be enriched with some items from the Museo Galileo in Florence, the Fondazione Pisa, the National Gallery of Art and the Library of Congress in Washington, as well as original documents coming from the Domus Galilaeana in Pisa.

For more information click here to view the Brochure. (The PDF is large, so give it some time to load)

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