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Thursday, November 26 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Proposals for Advancing Canadian Open Science Policy / Propositions pour faire avancer la politique scientifique ouverte du Canada

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A 90 minute interactive session that focuses on refining participants understanding of the strategic situation of Canada in the open science landscape, defining opportunities, gaps, and outlining options for Canada’s path forward in open science policy. The session will engage conference participants in developing science policy proposals that would feed into development of the federal government next round of commitments on open science that could be featured in the Open Government Action Plan 3.0 to be implemented starting in July of 2016.

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Alexandre Bourque-Viens

S&T Policy Advisor, Environment Canada
Alexandre Bourque-Viens is an S&T policy advisor at Environment Canada (EC) where he has been involved in coordinating the emergence of the federal Open Government Science initiative, and definition of both the federal Open Science commitment and the associated implementation plan under EC’s role as Open Science champion on behalf of science-based departments and agencies. Alexandre was a member of the OECD Making Open Science a Reality... Read More →

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Richard Akerman

Federal Open Science plan, Senior Open Science advisor
Richard Akerman is a Senior Open Science Advisor at Environment Canada where he is coordinating the concerted efforts of  federal science-based departments and agencies in advancing open science.  He was instrumental in developing the first federal Open Science Implementation Plan.  He communicates frequently about open science on Twitter.  He has helped organise open data events for the federal government and for the City... Read More →

Paula Esber

Director of the Research Management and Partnership Division (RMPD), Science Branch of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Paula has worked in the Canadian Health and Agriculture portfolios for more than 15 years within a variety of roles in federal laboratories and national headquarters.  Her career began with conducting biotechnology research at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's (AAFC) Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre (ECORC) and has been followed by several roles within the CFIA's Science Branch where she has... Read More →
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Martin Islam

Science business analyst and Open Science lead analyst, Agricultue and Agri-Food Canada
Martin Islam is an analyst at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada.  He is involved in the coordination and implementation of departmental Open Science activities. Martin is also leading a federal project aimed at developing guidance on open access licensing for peer-reviewed scientific publications.  He engages with international counterparts, including in the US Department of Agriculture, to learn from their experiences and advance... Read More →
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Mark Levine

Acting Director, Open Government Strategic Planning and Liaison, Treasury Board of Canadian Secretariat
Mark Levene is currently Acting Director, Open Government at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat in the Government of Canada. His team is responsible for drafting and implementing Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government, working nationally and internationally with partners, and developing policy on a wide variety of open government issues, including common licensing and open standards. Prior to joining Treasury Board in 2012, Mark... Read More →
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Matthew Wallace

Senior Evaluation Officer, Canadian Foundation for Innovation
Matthew Wallace is currently a senior evaluation officer at the Canada Foundation for Innovation where his current focus is on developing a new understanding of the social, environmental and economic impacts of research infrastructure investments. Previously, his science policy research in Canada and in Europe has led him to study the use of portfolios for public research management, the emergence of Canadian atmospheric science as well as... Read More →

Thursday November 26, 2015 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ballroom A/B (ground floor)

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