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Review of Ontario's Endangered Species Act

The Ontario government is currently reviewing the Endangered Species Act “to improve protections for species at risk, consider modern and innovative approaches to achieve positive outcomes for species at risk, as well as to look for ways to streamline approvals and provide clarity to support economic development.” We need experts to weigh in to make sure any changes made to the act are evidence-based. We don't have long to act - a proposal has been posted online and comments from the public are being accepted until March 4th. Below is a list of resources and background information on the Ontario Endangered Species Act to help you prepare your comments - thank you to Dr. Sheila Colla and others for providing us with these helpful resources. 

Please consider submitting a comment and sharing this resource list with your peers! 

Ahead of Budget 2019, the Department of Finance held a consultation period calling for Canadians to respond to a survey and submit feedback on priorities for the next federal budget. E4D participated in this consultation, submitting a call for further investments in research in line with the Fundamental Science Review recommendations along with calls to increase capacity for government science advice and science integrity. 

This blog is a follow-up to our recent post "Vaccination: Protection for You and Me" by guest author Whitney Weigel. 

This is a guest blog post from Farah Qaiser, who is a graduate student at the University of Toronto. As vocal #WomenInSTEM advocates started creating and sharing Wikipedia pages, Farah decided to try out editing Wikipedia too. Read on to find out more about the ongoing global quest to improve the coverage of female and minority scientists on Wikipedia, and how you too can take part in this form of science advocacy at an Edit-A-Thon or from the comfort of your own home.

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