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 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.

Science to Policy Accelerator: Gain the knowledge and skills to navigate public policy in Canada. Applications open in January 2022.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put science in the spotlight like never before, illustrating the critical role that science has to play in public policy decisions. More than ever, scientists need to be able to understand and participate in the many different processes that contribute to public policy. But to do so effectively, they need access to skills-based training and opportunities to put those skills into practice.

Where is Canada at with the Fundamental Science review? Read our analysis to find out!

By Umais A Baqi, Mairin Deith, Eashan Halbe, Kim Pho, and Farah Qaiser

On April 10, 2017, the Fundamental Science Review was published — a review of Canada’s fundamental science and research ecosystem, including 35 recommendations. As the review approaches it’s five year anniversary, Evidence for Democracy carried out a second review of the recommendations

Our “new” government — and what it means for science

Canada’s 44th federal election has now come and gone.

Blink, and you may have missed the campaign — it was, after all, a mere 36 days. Blink, and you may also miss Canada’s 44th session of Parliament — there is already talk of the 45th election. Blink again, and well, you would be forgiven for mistaking our 44th Parliament for the 43rd — the result was largely the same as the 2019 election

By Rhonda Moore, Farah Qaiser, Jeff Kinder, and Rachael Maxwell

The Institute on Governance (IOG) and Evidence for Democracy (E4D) have partnered together to offer a non-partisan analysis* of science and innovation commitments in the Bloc Quebecois, Conservative, Green, Liberal and NDP party political platforms, through a lens of policy for science and science for policy.

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