Senior Fellow and former CN Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy
University of Ottawa
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There is a remarkable consensus that it has proven unexpectedly difficult to identify the successes of Evidence-based Policy (EBP). Those who, mostly starting from the normative premises of EBP, have looked more closely at the use of scientific knowledge in policy-making, rediscovered a number of phenomena, many well-known to students of policy-making, which may account for this absence. It should be emphasized that the great majority of these scholars began their research motivated by an instinctive conviction of the value of scientific research for public policy.
Former Fulbright Visiting Research Chair, ISSP
Immediate Past President of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society
Issues of who benefits, who is allowed to contribute to science, who has a say in how science is governed, and how science is admitted into society and culture have come to maturity only in the past decade. Taken together, these issues are called “the right to science” and form a new framework for considering a full range of issues in science and technology policy.
Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor, ISSP Principal,Paulicy works
Since 2005 when it was founded as the brainchild of John de la Mothe, a Canada Research Chair for innovation at University of Ottawa, and Nicholas Vonortas of George Washington University (GWU), the D. Allan Bromley Memorial Lecture and Event has provided graduate students with the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with senior science and technology (S&T) policy advisors from the two capitals—Ottawa and Washington, D.C. In the spirit of honouring the legacy of the Canadian-born science advisor to the US President George H.W. Bush, the event alternates between the two capitals.
Inaugural Director and Core Member, ISSP
Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of Ottawa
I had the privilege to be the rapporteur at the Workshop on Principles & Guidelines for Government Scientific Advice held on September 28, 2016 and to report the results to the plenary of the 2nd INGSA Conference two days later. The workshop was facilitated by James Wilsdon and Dan Sarewitz and included approximately 40 experts from 20 nations, with additional input from the Global Young Academy. I offer here observations from the rapporteur’s vantage point.
On Monday, November 16, 2020, at 8:30 AM, the ISSP and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis will organise the panel Helping Societies Address Cascading Climate Risks from Outside Geopolitical Boundaries: Case Study on the Arctic (Interactive Policy Simulation), as a part of the Canadian Science Policy Conference 2020.
On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 10:30 AM, the ISSP and Grands Challenges Canada will organise the panel Polarization: What does it mean for Science Communication and Decision-Making?, as a part of the Canadian Science Policy Conference 2020.
On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 4:30 PM, the ISSP will organise the panel Aligning Science, Society and Policy for the Grand Challenges of our Time, as a part of the Canadian Science Policy Conference 2020.
On Thursday, November 26, at 12:00 PM, the ISSP will host Prof. Martine Lagacé, Member of the Advisory Committee, ISSP and Associate Vice-President, Research, Promotion and Development, uOttawa, to discuss the aging of the Canadian workforce and its important implications for humans resources practices, notably as relates to hiring and retaining young and older workers.
On Thursday, October 29, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy hosted Prof. Melike Erol-Kantarci, Faculty Affiliate, ISSP and Associate Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, uOttawa, to discuss novel AI-based tools that will allow a peer-to-peer energy trading platform consisting of microgrids to become a part of the future transactive energy systems.
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.