My thoughts on the new Chief Science Officer of Canada

Organization of Federal S&TI 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:

Comments on the Liberal government Chief Science Officer

 

And here is an article in the journal Nature on Kirsty Duncan and the new Chief Science Officer

 

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