The Past, Present and Future of Science Advice in Canada - January 2019

The ISSP and the Institute on Governance (IOG) were delighted to host an event for Senior Fellows Paul Dufour and Jeff Kinder for the launch of their edited volume The Lantern on the Bow: A History of the Science Council of Canada and Its Contributions to The Science and Innovation Policy Debate. The book launch featured a panel discussion to explore the past, present and future of science policy and science advice in Canada.

The book is a labour of love by a collection of authors, many of whom were associated with the Science Council of Canada (SCC). Equally importantly, the book traces the SCC’s history and its contributions to important science and innovation policy issues which continue to resonate today, including: priority-setting in research, big science, STEM education, industrial innovation policy, concerns for the environment, the digital economy, science culture and science diplomacy.


Documents

Speaker's bios (PDF file)


Links

Event photos (Facebook album)

The Official Videos of the event (Youtube link)

The Official Videos of the event (Facebook link)


Opening Remarks

 

Toby Fyfe, President, IOG

 


Moderator


 

Professor Monica Gattinger, Director, ISSP, University of Ottawa

 


Initial Presentation

 

Jeff Kinder, Executive Director, Science and Innovation, IOG (Senior Fellow, ISSP, University of Ottawa)

 

 


Panelists

 

Kristiann Allen, Science Policy Specialist at Office of the Chief Science Advisor / Canadian Institutes of Health Research

 

 

 

Janet Bax, Project Director, Council of Canadian Academies

 

 

Eric Meslin, President and CEO of the Council of Canadian Academies

 

 

 

Kathryn O’Hara, Adjunct Professor, School of Journalism, Carleton University


 


Final Presentation

 

Paul Dufour, Senior Fellow, ISSP, University of Ottawa

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