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Non-governmental input into Canada’s “policy for science”: Fragmentation and Redundancy!

April 14, 2009

Excerpts from Canadian Science Policy Conference

Semi-overlapping efforts to influence government funding and management of research science are currently conducted on an ad hoc basis by scientific and professional associations such as the Canadian Consortium for Research (CCR), the Canadian Federation of Biological Societies (CFBS), the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE), Research Canada, and many others. The scientific community’s voice would be strengthened by channelling its input through a single representative. Moreover, advocacy efforts might be better received by legislators if they were framed by scientists with more comprehensive knowledge of how S&T policy is formulated.

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  1. April 16, 2009 07:33

    A group of young scientists, with endorsements from distinguished scientists in academia and industry, have come together to form a national conference devoted to discussing science policy in Canada. We hope to bring government, industry and academia together to discuss, among other things, non-governmental input into Canada’s science policies, and also how to improve innovation and commercialization in Canada, among other topics. For more information, please visit us at We hope to see those of you who may be interested in this topic at our conference in Toronto at the end of October!

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