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Minister Duncan at TED2018: Scientific Freedom is “Absolutely Critical”


April 12, 2018

By: Sam Garnett

Minister Duncan discussed the importance of scientific research in society, and the Liberal's record so far on science in Canada.

April 11, 2018

Council of Canadian Academies Report Compares Canadian R&D Globally

Canada's lengthy absence of investment in research and industrial development has resulted in losing some ground internationally.

By: Sam Garnett

March 22, 2018

Share your opinion on Open Science in Canada

Chief Science Advisor Mona Nemer consulted with Canadian's on how to ensure government science is open in Canada. Read her takeaways so far and participate in the discussion!

By: Sam Garnett

March 15, 2018

New survey results suggest many Canadians are ambivalent towards science

New survey results show many Canadians are ambivalent towards science. Our CSPC panel from 2017 sought to find out how scientists can harness new media to better communication of science's important role in society.

By: Sam Garnett

March 08, 2018

Report: Breaking Gender Barriers in STEM - Whose responsibility is it?

This report was generated from discussions among mostly female undergraduate and graduate STEMM students at an SPE Café on Dec 11, 2017, inspired by the Gender Summit that took place in Montreal on Nov 6-8, 2017. It reflects barriers that participants have experienced or observed during their studies, as well as obstacles they anticipate facing as they pursue their careers. We acknowledge that many institutions have taken steps to address some of the gender barriers identified in this report, and are encouraged by the progress. We are also pleased that gender equity was a key theme in the 2018 Federal Budget and look forward to seeing the Government of Canada advance this as a priority.

Contributing authors: Mary-Rose Bradley-Gill, Sara Ferwati, Lauren Fromont, Nicole George, Vanessa Sung, and Mehrgol Tiv

By: The Science & Policy Exchange Team