Monday, October 17, 2016

CCA Launches Expert Panel on the State of S&T and IR&D in Canada

The Council of Canadian Academies has launched a new assessment on The State of Science and Technology and Industrial Research and Development in Canada. The Panel is being chaired by Max Blouw, president of Wilfrid Laurier University. As stated in the CCA press release, a multidisciplinary and multisectoral expert panel has been assembled to provide input to the federal ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). The panel will address the question: "What is the current state of science and technology and industrial research and development in Canada?"

This comes at an important time as the Canadian government is reviewing basic research (the Review of Fundamental Science) and innovation. The CCA has provided key policy input via a series of reports on Canada's research and innovation capacity - see the list here. I am pleased to be serving on this panel (having served on the 2012 report panel). 

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