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The Professional Institute of the Public Service hosted the 2nd Science Policy Symposium held May 12-14th, 2010 in Lac-Leamy, Gatineau, Québec.

The inaugural Symposium, held in September 2007 was the first science policy conference of its kind in Canada. In 2010 the event brought together more than 200 scientists and science-policy analysts, senior officials, and experts from across Canada and around the world to identify and discuss the key issues facing science policy in Canada.

The keynote session, an encounter of ideas between David Suzuki and Preston Manning, issued a clarion call for science in public policy in Canada. Former UN ambassador Stephen Lewis electrified participants with a passionate and urgent plea for public science in the service of human development.

Here are some of the many other interesting presentations from the event:

Impact through Integration
Dr. Christiane Deslauriers
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Bridging Academic and Government Science: The Canadian Rivers Institute Model
Dr. Allen Curry
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New Federal Science Capacity in Materials Research: Renewal of the Canmet Materials Technology Laboratory
Jennifer Jackman
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Measure Up! From Environment Canada R&D to the Federal RSA Toolbox
Éric Gagné
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NRC Framework for Measuring Socio-Economic Impacts of S&T
Frederick Kijek
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The Importance of Foresight
Dr. Marc Fortin
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Application of Foresight to Animal Health Emergency Management in Canada
Dr. Shane Renwick
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Solving Wicked Problems in an Increasingly Complex World
Leah Soroka
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The Value of Federal Government-University Research Partnerships: The UVic Climate
Dr. Andrew Weaver
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Influencing All Levels of Canadian Public Policy from an Earth Science Perspective
Sonia Talwar
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The Value of Public Science: What Have We Learned from a Century of Marine Research?
– Dr. Rob Stephenson
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Industry Control Over Science and the Need for a Public Interest Focused Balance
– Trudo Lemmens
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The State of Research Integrity and Misconduct Policies in Canada
– Dr. Tijs Creutzberg
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Fostering a Culture of Scientific Integrity at Health Canada
– Larissa Boettge and Zubin Master
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The Federal Framework for S&T Advice: A 10th Anniversary Retrospective
– Jeff Kinder
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Science and Risk Mitigation: It’s More Than Advice
– Dr. John Leggat
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Science Advice Through the Lens of Evidence-Based Policymaking
– Louise Shaxson
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The Northern Contaminants Program – Integrated Science and Policy for Canada
– Jay Van Oostdam
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Closing the Gap: Developing Emerging Technology Policy
– Dr. Pierre Charest
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Connecting the Dots Between Science and Policy
– Dr. Albert Simard
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From Communication to Translation and Brokering
– Karl Schaefer
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Path Dependence in Genomics: The Role of Genome Canada
– Michael Thicke
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New Models for Fostering Innovation
– Ron Freedman
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Innovation in the Public Sector
– Adam Holbrook
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Lessons for Canada: International Perspectives on Public Science  
– Dr. Anders Buch Download
Gary Corbett Download
– Dr. Francesca Grifo Download
– Paul Noon Download


Getting Science Back on the Agenda: Signposts for Collaboration – Mehrdad Hariri Download