Interviews with Prominent Figures of Science and Innovation

Featured Interviews
  • The Honourable Navdeep Bains
  • Mona Nemer
  • William Amos
  • Rémi Quirion
  • Jean Lebel
  • Mehrdad Hariri
  • Jacques Frémont
  • Dame Ottoline Leyser
  • John Hepburn
  • Natalka Cmoc and Doug Bliss
  • Joy Johnson
  • Kim Gilbride, Rania Hamza, and Patricia Hania
  • Roseann O’Reilly Runte
  • Rafik Goubran
  • Rob Annan
  • Pamela Fralick
  • Alejandro Adem
  • Ted Hewitt
  • Dugan O’Neil
Grand Challenges
  • Lakshmi Krishnan and Jean-François Houle
  • Jennifer Leason
Science and Society
  • Ian Stewart
  • Eric Meslin
  • Eric Dion
Science and Policy
  • Hani Kim
  • Justina C. Ray
  • Heidi Klein
  • Doug Wallace
  • Shawn Marshall
Science, Innovation & Economic Development
  • Sorin Cohn-Sfetcu
  • David Castle and Peter Phillips
  • Ariella Lukach
  • Paul Davidson
Science, International Affairs & Security
  • Nicole Arbour
  • Piotr Magnuszewski
  • Camelia Tigau
  • Rachel McCormick
Science & the Next Generation
  • Farah Qaiser

The Honorable Minister Navdeep Bains
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

Interviewed by CSPC President & CEO, Mehrdad Hariri

Mona Nemer
Chief Science Advisor to Canada’s Prime Minister

Interviewed by CSPC President & CEO, Mehrdad Hariri

William Amos
Parliamentary Secretary for Science

Interviewed by CSPC team member, Wendi Zhou

Rémi Quirion
Chief Scientist of Québec

Interviewed by CSPC President & CEO, Mehrdad Hariri
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Jean Lebel
President of International Development Research Centre
Interviewed by CSPC President & CEO, Mehrdad Hariri
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Mehrdad Hariri
CSPC President & CEO
Interviewed by CSPC team members Peter Serles and Wendi Zhou
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Jacques Frémont
President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ottawa
Interviewed by CSPC President & CEO, Mehrdad Hariri
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Dame Ottoline Leyser
Chief Executive of UK Research and Innovation
Interviewed by CSPC President & CEO, Mehrdad Hariri
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John Hepburn
CEO & Scientific Director of Mitacs
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Pooja Shree Mishra
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Natalka Cmoc
Director General of Science and Policy at Public Services and Procurement Canada
Doug Bliss
Regional Director at Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Noushin Nabavi
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Joy Johnson
President & Vice-Chancellor of Simon Fraser University
Interviewed by CSPC President & CEO, Mehrdad Hariri
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Kim Gilbride
Professor at Ryerson University
Rania Hamza
Assistant Professor at Ryerson University
Patricia Hania
Assistant Professor at Ryerson University
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Homa Kheyrollah Pour
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Roseann O’Reilly Runte
President & CEO of Canada Foundation for Innovation
Interviewed by CSPC President & CEO, Mehrdad Hariri
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Rafik Goubran
Vice-President (Research & International) of Carleton University
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Titilope Adebola
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Rob Annan
President & CEO of Genome Canada
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Wendi Zhou
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Pamela Fralick
President of Innovative Medicines Canada
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Andrew Harris
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Alejandro Adem
President of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Peter Serles
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Ted Hewitt
President of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Interviewed by CSPC President & CEO, Mehrdad Hariri
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Dugan O’Neil
Vice-President (Research & International) of Simon Fraser University
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Titilope Adebola

Grand Challenges

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Lakshmi Krishnan
Vice President, Life Sciences at National Research Council
Jean-François Houle
Vice President, Pandemic Response Challenge Program at National Research Council
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Peter Serles
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Jennifer Leason
Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary and CRC-Indigenous Maternal Child Wellness
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Sumedha Sachar

Science and Society

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Ian Stewart
Associate Professor of Humanities at the University of King’s College
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Noushin Nabavi
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Eric Meslin
President & CEO of Council of Canadian Academies
Interviewed by CSPC President & CEO, Mehrdad Hariri
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Eric Dion
Contract Professor at École Nationale d’Administration Publique & Management Consultant
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Pooja Shree Mishra

Science and Policy

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Justina C. Ray
President & Senior Scientist at Wildlife Conservation Society Canada
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Vaishnavi Sridhar
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Heidi Klein
Human and Community Well-Being Lead at Two Worlds Consulting
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Ayah Abdeldayem
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Doug Wallace
Scientific Director of Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction And Response Network
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Ayah Abdeldayem
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Shawn Marshall
Science Advisor at Environment and Climate Change Canada
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Homa Kheyrollah Pour

Science, Innovation &Economic Development

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Sorin Cohn-Sfetcu
ISO56008 Project Leader for Innovation Measurements at International Organization for Standardization
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Ayah Abdeldayem
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David Castle
Professor at the University of Victoria
Peter Phillips
Distinguished Professor at the University of Saskatchewan
Interviewed by Principal of J.E. Halliwell Associates, Inc. & CSPC Chair, Janet Halliwell
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Ariella Lukach
Vice President, Strategy and Positioning of Stiletto
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Sumedha Sachar
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Paul Davidson
President of Universities Canada
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Trushar Patel

Science, International Affairs, & Security

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Nicole Arbour
External Relations Manager at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Sumedha Sachar
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Piotr Magnuszewski
IIASA Research Scholar & Program Leader at Centre for Systems Solutions
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Vaishnavi Sridhar
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Camelia Tigau
Senior Researcher at Center for Research on North America, UNAM
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Sumedha Sachar
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Rachel McCormick
Consul General of Canada in Dallas, USA
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Adeniyi Asiyanbi

Science & the Next Generation

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Farah Qaiser
M.Sc. & Co-Founder of the Toronto Science Policy Network
Interviewed by CSPC team member, Fatou Sarr