My thoughts on the new Chief Science Officer of Canada
I was recently asked to give a talk on my thoughts about the Chief Science Officer position promised by the new Trudeau government’s election platform. I thought I would upload a copy of my slides for anyone interested. It will be up to the new Science Minister, my friend Kirsty Duncan, to lead the implementation of of this promise.
My only advice to her is to create something that is so useful that it will survive any change of government in the future. Here is a pdf file of my powerpoint slides from the talk, given in Ottawa at the Canadian Science Policy Conference, November 2015:
And here is an article in the journal Nature on Kirsty Duncan and the new Chief Science Officer