CSPC2014: Policy Makers Should Listen to Policy Experts and Scientists

by Karine Morin Science Policy subject editor Last week marked the sixth Canadian Science Policy Conference, and the fifth I’ve attended. Some topics seem to recur annually: entrepreneurship, the importance and challenges of research collaborations, and big data. However, each meeting also reveals something unexpected. This year’s unexpected aspect was a session focused on Canada’s […]

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Challenge Accepted: Science in the Northern Gateway Pipeline Process

By Sarah Boon Earth and Environmental Science subject editor A couple of weeks ago, our science policy editors Karine Morin and Pascal Lapointe discussed the Northern Gateway Pipeline (NGP) decision, and challenged bloggers to address the science behind the decision itself. Several Canadian science bloggers stepped up to the plate – David Ng and Meredith […]

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Evidence for Democracy (E4D) at Genomes to/aux Biomes 2014

Guest post by Dominique Roche and Sandra Binning, Canadian postdoctoral fellows at the Institut de Biologie, Université de Neuchâtel Last month, researchers from across the country converged in Montreal for one of the biggest national ecology and evolution meetings ever held in Canada: Genomes to/aux Biomes 2014 (#G2B2014). Over 900 delegates from three academic societies […]

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Getting up to speed on Canadian science policy & politics

By Karine Morin et Pascal Lapointe Policy & Politics subject editors Across the country, Québec has had the biggest science policy news of the last three months: its new science research policy, which has generated support from all sides (a rare feat indeed). Ce n’était pourtant pas gagné d’avance, comme l’écrivait sur son blogue en […]

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