Addressing Canada’s Grand Challenges: IOG creates a Science and Innovation Advisory Council - Institute on Governance

Addressing Canada’s Grand Challenges: IOG creates a Science and Innovation Advisory Council

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Science and innovation not only touch every aspect of our daily lives, as individuals and as a society, they are necessary to address Canada’s grand challenges and to build robust and inclusive prosperity and resiliency in the 21stCentury. That’s why the IOG has created a new Science and Innovation Advisory Council (SIAC).

“To ensure Canadians and Canada continue to benefit from science and innovation, the IOG is driving an evolution in science and innovation policies and governance,” says Toby Fyfe, IOG President. “This new Science and Innovation Advisory Council will help us do this by providing support to our Science and Innovation (S&I) Area of Practice.”

“Members of the new Council will provide IOG with multi-sectoral strategic intelligence, and offer input and a challenge function to our efforts in S&I learning and leadership development, research and thought leadership, as well as to our advisory and convening services,” says Jeff Kinder, IOG’s Executive Director of Science and Innovation. “The Council is comprised of leading thinkers and doers in IOG’s areas of focus.”

Members of the new Science and Innovation Advisory Council are:

● Sarah Everts, Associate Professor and CTV Chair in Digital Science Journalism, Carleton University

● Monica Gattinger, Director, Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa

● Katie Gibbs, Executive Director, Evidence for Democracy

● Nancy Hamzawi, Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Technology Branch, Environment and Climate Change Canada (Chair)

● Rees Kassen, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa (Vice Chair)

● Janet King, Deputy Minister Champion for Science and Associate DM, Laboratories Canada, Procurement and Public Services Canada

● Jenn MacLean, Director, Collaboration, nGen

● Eric Meslin, President and CEO, Council of Canadian Academies

● Pascal Michel, Chief Science Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada

● Peter Phillips, Distinguished Professor and Founding Director of the Johnson-Shoyama Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy, University of Saskatchewan

For more information about the Science and Innovation Area of Practice at the IOG, contact Jeff Kinder at jkinder@iog.ca.

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