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Wednesday, November 25 • 6:35pm - 8:00pm
Keynote Session- Science Advice to Government / Séance d’ouverture Avis scientifiques aux gouvernements

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Recently the challenge of collecting, presenting and ensuring the effectiveness of scientific advice in the process of policy making is becoming increasingly important.
Especially the integration of scientific advice with decision making at the highest political offices is much debated in science policy.

The first conference on science advice to government was organized in New Zealand, in the summer of 2014 and led to the formation of the International Network of Government Science Advice, INGSA. The INGSA mandate is: “….to share experience, build capacity and develop theoretical and practical approaches to the use of scientific evidence in informing policy at all levels of government.”

In the light of CSPC 2015 is being held in the Canada’s Capital at just post federal election with a new mandate for Federal Government CSPC and the office of the Chief Scientist of Quebec are organizing this keynote session to provide insight into the crucial topic of science advice to government.

Moderators
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Maryse Lassonde

President elect, Scientific Director, Royal Society of Canada, Fonds de Recherche du Quebec-Nature et Technologies
Maryse Lassonde holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Université  | de Montréal and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. She was a professor of  | psychology at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (1977-1988) and  | at the Université de Montréal (1988-2013) where she was named professor  | emeritus in 2013. Professor Lassonde is the Scientific Director... Read More →

Speakers
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Alan Bernstein

President & CEO, CIFAR (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research)
Dr. Alan Bernstein is the President & CEO of CIFAR (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) and served as the inaugural president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Bernstein received the AAAS James Loudon Gold Medal in Mathematics and Physics upon graduation with a B.Sc. (honours) from the University of Toronto in 1968. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1972, he did his postdoctoral training at... Read More →
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Arthur Carty

Executive Director, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Waterloo
Dr Carty is the Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Waterloo, Special Advisor to the President on international science and technology collaboration and Research Professor in the Department of Chemistry. From 2004-2008, he served as Canada’s first National Science Advisor to the Prime Minister and to the Government of Canada. Prior to his appointment as National Science Advisor, he was... Read More →
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Sir Peter Gluckman

Distinguished Professor, Centre for Human Evolution, Development and Disease, Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, New Zealand and Programme Director, Singapore Institute of Clinical Sciences, Singapore, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister
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Remi Quirion

Chief Scientist Officer, Fonds de recherche du Québec
| Rémi Quirion, OC, PhD, CQ, FRSC On September 1, 2011, Rémi Quirion, OC, PhD, CQ, FRSC, became Québec’s first chief scientist. As such, he chairs the boards of directors of the three Fonds de recherche du Québec and advises the Minister of Education, Higher Education and Research on research and scientific development issues. Until his appointment as chief scientist, Rémi Quirion was the vice-dean... Read More →


Wednesday November 25, 2015 6:35pm - 8:00pm
Ballroom A/B (ground floor)


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