Welcome to Science for Peace

Eric Fawcett Memorial Lecture 2016:
“Give Cyber Peace a Chance” with Paul Meyer

Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7 pm, Room 140, University College, 15 Kings College Circle, U of Toronto, For more details, see here.

For a Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

Science for Peace and the Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons want Canada to take the lead in getting a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. We are asking all Canadians to write Prime Minister Trudeau a letter in your own words and mail it (no stamp is necessary) before September 12. His office is at 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A2.

For more relevant information, see these links:
Do You Like Nuclear Bombs? If not, let’s eliminate them from the planet! (general introduction) • Remind Prime Minister Trudeau that: (suggested points to mention in your letter) • CNANW’s ‘Call to Action’ by the Government of Canada on Nuclear Disarmament (statement) • Draft report of the UN Open-Ended Working Group (pdf: external link)

Science for Peace is a Canadian organization consisting of natural scientists, engineers, social scientists, scholars in the humanities and people from the wider community. We seek to understand and act against the forces that make for militarism, environmental destruction, and social injustice here and abroad. Membership in Science for Peace offers one avenue to influence wider society about these crucial problems.

Especially for members: read about our web upgrade and new member resources

Click here for our brochure (pdf file)

Why Science?

Anatol Rapoport, a former president of Science for Peace, wrote in 1992 that knowledge involves the ability to think independently and to subject beliefs to reality testing. Knowledge leads to social responsibility. It is the opposite of indoctrination.

We now face a very precarious world. Nuclear weapons remain a huge menace and greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase. Scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warn of the extinction of 90% of current species by the end of this century. Wars in the Middle East and Africa since 1990 have claimed at least 10 million lives. It will take wide and determined application of all of our knowledge — from the natural and social sciences, the humanities, and traditional ecological knowledge — to surmount these threats.



Research is conducted through working groups, as special projects, and on an ad hoc basis.


SfP schedules Public Lectures and Panel Discussions, publishes books, holds Conferences (including the yearly Eric Fawcett Memorial Forum), and so on.

Franz Blumenfeld Peace Education Fund

The Franz Blumenfeld Peace Education Fund was established by Hans Blumenfeld in 1982 in honour of his brother, Franz, who was killed in the First World War. The Fund is held by Science for Peace, and an independent committee awards grants to individuals or organizations for peace-educational projects. Read more here.


SfP communicates with its members by e-mail, with notices and items of interest being sent to those in the Toronto area (the sfptor list) and to all members and other interested parties (sfpnotices). The Bulletin is mailed or emailed to all members. SfP also has a blog on this site where members can express their views and comment on other postings.


Meet like-minded and concerned people from a range of academic backgrounds and professions.

Members receive our newsletter, The Bulletin, and can participate in coalition work, research, study groups, conferences, and follow-up activities.

Your annual membership fee supports research and education, allows us to hire researchers, produce materials, and mount forums, workshops and lectures in communities across Canada. SfP is a charity: memberships and donations are tax deductible. The Join Science for Peace page has more info on how to join and pay your dues online.

Sustaining Members: $100
Regular Members: $60
Unwaged / Student Members: $20