Below is a copy of the transcript of our remarks at the Standing Committee on Science and Research’s eighth meeting, as part of an ongoing study on successes, challenges and opportunities for science in Canada.

Meet Caitlin!

My name is Caitlin Fowler, and I’m delighted to be joining Evidence for Democracy (E4D) as a policy researcher.

Last December, we announced the Science to Policy Accelerator (S2PA) — a new training program for 25 early-career researchers from across Canada. The program aims to equip participants with foundational knowledge in governance, science policy and communication, and then to apply these concepts to specific forms of policy engagement.

Canada, we have a transparency problem.

In our new Eyes on Evidence report, we find that federal policies scored low when it came to the transparency of evidence usage

 Overheard at the Standing Committee on Science and Research

The Standing Committee on Science and Research (SRSR) is now in session. We will continue to share updates on the Committee’s activities, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back soon.

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