Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn
RSS

CSPC Editorials

A New Innovation Agenda for Canada: What are we building?

21/09/2016
Elizabeth Cannon, PhD
Last year at the Paris climate change conference, Canada and 194 other countries committed to combat climate change through innovation and low carbon...
25/10/2016
Professor Deborah Buszard
UBC’s Okanagan campus offers an outstanding case study in driving regional socio-economic development through innovation. In its first decade, UBC...
21/09/2016
Denise Amyot
Across Canada, inventors, researchers and entrepreneurs are dreaming up the world of tomorrow. Through bold acts of ingenuity, they are continuously...
21/09/2016
Paul Salvini, PhD
Most of the discussions I’ve had with Canada’s business leaders around the topic of innovation have a common theme: how to succeed in a world of...
21/09/2016
David McInnes
What would you guess is the single most important ingredient in modern food production? Good seeds? Rainfall? Fertilizer? The surprising answer is...
21/09/2016
M. Cynthia Goh, Scott McAuley, David McMillen
M. Cynthia Goh, PhD Director, Impact Centre, University of Toronto Professor, Departments of Chemistry, Material Science and Engineering,...
21/09/2016
Zayna Khayat, PhD
 The federal government has a bold vision to rebrand Canada as an innovation nation. However, the reality is that you can not play to win in...
21/09/2016
Richard McAloney, PhD and Emina Veletanlić, MSc
Richard McAloney, PhD Director, Technology Management...
21/09/2016
Charles Plant
Canada’s lack of venture capital funding has been denounced consistently in studies and think tank reports, and by the media, entrepreneurs, and even...
26/09/2016
Donna Heslin, MSc
The federal government is looking to create, “an inclusive plan to foster a confident nation of innovators—one that is globally competitive in...

Clean Energy and Climate Change as Global Priorities: Implications for Canada?

26/09/2016
Gord Campbell, BASc, MASc, PhD, PEng, CCE
  Background Canadians are aware of global warming but most do not understand the seriousness of the implications. The factors affecting...
25/10/2016
Stephen Yarrow
Climate change stands to affect almost every industry but there are few that will be impacted as much as agriculture. With temperatures expected to...
26/09/2016
Ernesto Icogo
  Over the past few years, there has been a continuous upward trend in clean energy technological breakthroughs, an unimpeded downward trend...
26/09/2016
Marc McArthur
  Canada is big, cold and empty (relatively speaking) with a large resource base below ground. Thermodynamically the news about our per-...
26/09/2016
Marc McArthur
  With contributions from Mahmoud Masaeli, Professor, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa We are...

CSPC 2015 Opinions

31/03/2016
Mehrdad Hariri
The mandate letter for Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan specifies that the position of a Chief Science Officer be created. This, the letter states,...
31/03/2016
Jim Ghadbane
One of the most interesting figures for me in Budget 2016 is the number 43, that wasn’t actually in the Budget itself. It is the percentage increase...
31/03/2016
The Science Advisory Committee, PIPSC
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) represents more than 15,000 federal scientists and other professionals employed by...
31/03/2016
Alcibiades Malapi-Nelson
Canada’s Chief Science officer will inherit a conflicted environment in terms of science policy. This dualistic landscape is conformed, on the one...
30/03/2016
Andrew Casey
Not surprisingly, the March 22 Budget delivered by Finance Minister Morneau was a comprehensive set of policy measures and initiatives designed to...
29/03/2016
Mehrdad Hariri
The new government’s first federal budget was announced on Tuesday. As expected, and to general praise—except, perhaps, regarding the magnitude of...
29/03/2016
Ted Hsu
The day after Budget Day 2016, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Queen’s University’s Three Minute Thesis competition, where graduate...
29/03/2016
Ted Hsu
Canada needs science-informed decision making for better government, irrespective of the political stripe of the party in power. Therefore I believe...
29/03/2016
Marc Boucher
The Federal Budget brought a mild surprise and welcome news to the space community in that the government provided a specific funding dollar amount...
29/03/2016
Russ Roberts, PhD
The federal government's decision not to change the stock option regime, because of its importance to Canadian start-ups, is important beyond simply...
29/03/2016
Paul Dufour
My great uncle, Paul Larose, was a distinguished chemist at the NRC during the WWII era. His expertise was in textiles (especially wool materials)....
29/03/2016
Paul Davidson
March 22nd was a good day for higher education, research and innovation in Canada.  The federal government called the country’s universities...
29/03/2016
Kristin Baetz, PhD
President of the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences Director of the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology Canada Research Chair in Chemical...
24/03/2016
Jim Woodgett
During the long Summer/Fall, 2015 General Election campaign, the Liberal Party of Canada campaigned on a number of issues that resonated with...
24/03/2016
Kamiel S. Gabriel
A general problem common to all governments, at least in the Western world, is the inherent difficulty of achieving both scientific credibility and...
24/03/2016
Ron Freedman
(Re-)appointing a Chief Science Officer for Canada would undoubtedly raise the spirits of many in Canada’s S&T community, at least temporarily....
24/03/2016
Tom Brzustowski
There is talk in Ottawa of appointing a Chief Science Officer. That’s a good thing because Canada needs one urgently. When science is starting to be...
24/03/2016
Tom Brzustowski
Budget 2016 had been touted as the herald of change, and there was much in the Finance Minister’s speech to signal that change was coming. The word “...
07/03/2016
Mehrdad Hariri
In mid February, I attended the 194th annual meeting of American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), the world’s largest general...
29/02/2016
Tim Lougheed
When a mysterious disease began killing homosexual men and haemophiliacs in the early 1980s, American society was spooked by the implications and the...
15/12/2015
Daryl Copeland
Author's Note: This article is based in part upon introductory notes prepared for an address delivered at “Diaspora Scientist: Canada’s...
08/12/2015
Craig Stephen DVM PhD
Executive Director, Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative Professor, University of Saskatchewan Canada’s 2013-2016 Federal Sustainable...
26/11/2015
Naser Faruqui
I am moderating a panel on open science for development today at the Canadian Science Policy Conference. The focus is on open access (OA) to...
26/11/2015
Suzanne Kettley
Open access, the practice of providing free and unrestricted online access to the products of research, is of growing importance to our scholarly...
24/11/2015
Jennifer Flanagan
Youth in Canada are incredibly enthusiastic when it comes to using new technology. Their day-to-day engagement seems natural and effortless,...

Pages