The Canadian Science Policy Centre in partnership with Canada’s Chief Science Advisor Dr. Mona Nemer is pleased to announce the Delegates for the 2021 Science Meets Parliament program.

Congratulations to all successful applicants!

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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Antoine Boivin

Partnership with Patients and Communities

Université de Montréal
Montréal, Québec

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Christopher Carlsten

Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease

University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Colulmbia

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Jaime Cidro


University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Pierre Côté

Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation

Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario

Jacquelyn Cragg


University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Colulmbia

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Omar El-Halfawy

Chemogenomics and Antimicrobial Research

University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan

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Rachel Herron

Rural and Remote Mental Health

Brandon University
Brandon, Manitoba

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Basil Hubbard

Molecular Therapeutics

University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta

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Nicole Yee-Key Li-Jessen

Personalized Medicine of Upper Airway Health and Diseases

McGill University
Montréal, Québec

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Stefanie Moraes

Biosignal Interaction and Personhood Technology

McGill University
Montréal, Québec

Heather Murphy


University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario

Van Hai Nguyen

Health Policy Evaluation and Health Care Sustainability

Memorial University
St. John’s, Newfoundland

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Kathryn Sibley

Integrated Knowledge Translation in Rehabilitation Sciences

University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Karen Urbanoski

Substance Use, Addictions and Health Services Research

University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia

Holly Witteman


Université Laval
Québec, Québec

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

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Caroline Blais

Cognitive and Social Vision

Université du Québec en Outaouais
Gatineau, Québec

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Nandika Priyantha Bandara

Food Proteins

University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Christopher Caputo

Metal-Free Materials for Catalysis

York University
Toronto, Ontario

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Gwénaëlle Chaillou

Geochemistry of coastal hydrogeosystems

Université du Québec à Rimouski
Rimouski, Québec

Rachel Chang

Atmospheric Science

Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Stefanie Colombo

Aquaculture Nutrition

Dalhousie University
Bible Hill, Nova Scotia

Seyed Ali Ghoreishi-Madiseh


University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia

Tristan Glatard

Big Data Infrastructures for Neuroinformatics

Concordia University
Montréal, Québec

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Natalya Gomez


McGill University
Montréal, Québec

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Tara Kahan


University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Tara Kahan


McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario

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Myriam Lemelin


Université de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke, Québec

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Jacqueline Monaghan


Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario

Rita Orji


Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Heather Reader

Chemistry of the Ocean and Atmosphere

Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, Newfoundland

Denina Simmons

Aquatic Environmental Biology

Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario

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David Sivak

Nonequilibrium Statistical Biophysics

Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia

Krzysztof Skonieczny

Aerospace Robotics

Concordia University
Montréal, Québec

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Maria Strack

Ecosystems and Climate

University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario

Martino Tran

Computational Urban Science and Planning

University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia

Galen Wright

Neurogenomics

University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

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Frank Deer


University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Lindsay Galway


Lakehead University
Thunder Bay, Ontario

Gabrielle Garon-Carrier

School Readiness, Inclusion of Vulnerable Populations, and Social Adjustment

Université de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke, Québec

Janette Hughes

Technology and Pedagogy

Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario

Sarah Hunt


University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia

Sara Karly Kehoe


Saint Mary’s University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Lachlan MacKinnon

Post-Industrial Communities

Cape Breton University
Coxheath, Nova Scotia

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Annie Pullen Sansfaçon

Transgender Children and Their Families: Transforming Knowledge into Action

Université de Montréal
Montréal, Québec

Pierrot Ross-Tremblay

Indigenous Intellectual Traditions and Self-Determination

Université d’Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario

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Kimberly TallBear-Dauphine


University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta

Thanks to the Science Meets Parliament organizing committee for making this program possible:

Sandy Hanna, Office of the Chief Science Advisor

Mehrdad Hariri, Canadian Science Policy Centre

Cecile Malardier-Jugroot, Royal Military College of Canada

Matt McTaggart, Royal Military College of Canada

Trushar Patel, University of Lethbridge

Vanessa Sung, Office of the Chief Science Advisor

Wendi Zhou, Canadian Science Policy Centre