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."
It has been claimed that since 2009, Harper’s Conservative government has laid off more than 2,000 federally employed scientists. Numerous programmes devoted to the monitoring of climate change, food inspection, water quality and oil spills have been cancelled. In September, hundreds of scientists in lab coats marched on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in protest, even going so far as to hold a mock funeral to mark “the death of evidence”.
Le Centre canadien de rayonnement synchrotron a réussi à développer des isotopes médicaux à partir de rayons X, une première mondiale qui pourrait changer la donne pour les patients atteints entre autres de maladies cardiaques ou de cancers.