Science Advice in Canada: Are we Entering a New Renaissance? - January 2018

The Institute for Science, Society and Policy hosted for the first time in a public panel the Chief Science Advisor of Canada, Dr. Mona Nemer, the Chief Scientist of Québec, Dr. Rémi Quirion and the Chief Scientist of Ontario, Dr. Molly Shoichet. 

University of Ottawa President and Vice-Chancellor Jacques Frémont opened the session. The panel continued with a presentation by Professor Marc Saner (uOttawa, inaugural Director of the ISSP) on the Manifesto for 2030 – Scientific Advice for the Global Goals of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA). Afterwards, the panel, consisting by Professor Saner and the three Chief Scientists explored the question, “Science Advice in Canada: Are We Entering a New renaissance?”.


Speaker's bios (PDF file)


Event photos (Facebook album)

The Official Videos of the event (Youtube link)

The Official Videos of the event (Facebook link)

The University Affairs article (external link)



Dr. Monica Gattinger, Director, Institute for Science, Society and Policy



Opening Remarks


Jacques Frémont, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ottawa


Initial Presentation


Dr. Marc Saner, Professor, Department of Geography, University of Ottawa (PDF file)





Dr. Mona Nemer, Chief Science Advisor of Canada



Dr. Rémi Quirion, Chief Scientist of Québec




Dr. Molly Shoichet, Chief Scientist of Ontario (PDF file)

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