This literature review, authored by Positive Energy Research Associate Ian T.D. Thomson, explores the scholarly literature on regulatory independence in Canada’s energy systems. It also assesses the rationale for regulatory independence, examines the evolution of independence in Canada’s regulatory system, discusses various definitions of independence and identifies the factors that affect regulators’ independence in practice.
Congratulations to Robert Slater, ISSP Advisory Committee member uOttawa and Adjunct Professor, Environmental Policy, Carleton University on receiving the Lifetime award winner of the CSPC Award for Exceptional Contribution to Science Policy.
The ISSP is seeking for a skilled and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Fellow to pursue an innovative research program focused on the changing interface between global energy markets and domestic energy and climate policy, politics and governance in Canada. The successful candidate will be part of the Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue’s new project entitled Changing Orders: Shaping the Future and Securing Rights in a World in Transformation.
Congratulations to Prof. Stefanie Haustein, Faculty Affiliate of the ISSP, for being awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grant as a Co-Principal Investigator in support for a bilingual, national, open access platform, Coalition Publica, to significantly enhance the international dissemination of, and increase readership for, Canadian social sciences and humanities research outcomes.
Created by a research team led by ISSP Core Members Prof. Kelly Bronson, Canada Research Chair in Science and Society and Prof. Jason Millar, Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in the Ethical Engineering of Robotics and AI and Prof. Teresa Scassa, Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy, uOttawa, the Global Pandemic App Watch (GPAW) will monitor the technical evolution of Exposure Notification and Contact Tracing (ENaCT) worldwide government apps to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.