Congratulations to Professor Sandra Schillo, Core Member of the ISSP and Associate Professor at The Telfer School of Management, for becoming a member of The McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics.
Congratulations to Professor Kelly Bronson, Core Member and co-lead of the Inclusive Innovation Research Cluster of the ISSP, on being appointed to the Expert Panel on the Council of Canadian Academies Plant Health Risks Assessment.
The implicit arrangement between science and society—funding and autonomy in exchange for substantial but unpredictable benefits—is under strain. Canadians are increasingly skeptical that scientists conduct themselves ethically, or that the government is capable of regulating disruptive technologies.
Jeff Kinder discusses what a reinvigorated social contract between science and society could look like, and how finding new ways to involve the public scientific priorities could help to restore public confidence.