Daryl Copeland is an Ottawa-based analyst, author and educator specializing in diplomacy, international policy, global issues and public management. He is now Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and in 2009 was appointed as a Research Fellow at the Center on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California.
From 1981–2009, he served as a Canadian diplomat and executive with postings in Thailand, Ethiopia, New Zealand and Malaysia. Among his positions at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in Ottawa, he worked as: Senior Intelligence Analyst, South and Southeast Asia; Deputy Director for International Communications; Director for Southeast Asia; Senior Advisor, Public Diplomacy; Director of Strategic Communications Services, and; Senior Advisor, Strategic Policy and Planning. In 2000, he received the Canadian Foreign Service Officer Award for his "tireless dedication and unyielding commitment to advancing the interests of the diplomatic profession."
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Federal Scientists Don’t Feel They Can Speak Out, Even If Public Health and Safety at Risk
Publish Date: 21-OCT-2013 10:58 AM
The results of the first extensive survey on the actual scale and impact of muzzling and political interference among federal government scientists are in, and they are even more damning of the Harper government – and more worrying for science and the public interest – than at first feared.
Between June 5 and 19, 2013, invitations to participate in an online survey on science and the federal public service (conducted by Environics) were sent to 15,398 federal scientists who are PIPSC members, of which 4,069 participated. The results of the survey, outlined in a report published today titled The Big Chill: Silencing Public Interest Science, A Survey, are considered accurate + or - 1.6%, 19 times out of 20.
The Harper government has dismantled one of the world's top aquatic and fishery libraries as part of its agenda to reduce government as well as limit the role of environmental science in policy decision-making.
Scientists try to identify chemicals as developments continue to expand. Working with some of the country’s most sensitive equipment, the team of 60 experts is putting together the most complete picture of air pollution from oilsands projects to date, determining the various emissions from mines, upgraders, trucks, how far the pollution spreads and the impact on forest and lakes and human health.