Ottawa (November 3, 2015) - Evidence for Democracy is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Wendy Palen, Associate Professor in Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University, as Chair of its Board of Directors.
The science group Evidence for Democracy congratulates Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada on forming a majority government and welcomes the opportunity to work with the new government to rebuild Canada’s science capacity and adopt an evidence-based approach to policy development and government decision-making.
Ottawa - September 24
In response to a science policy questionnaire sent to all major party leaders byEvidence for Democracy - the Liberals, NDP and Green Party have all committed to unmuzzling government scientists as well as creating a new government office to ensure that policy decisions are based on the best available evidence.
(Ottawa - September 21)
Researchers across the country are mobilizing during Science Literacy Week (September 21-27) to highlight the importance of science and evidence-based decision-making during the federal election campaign.