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My name’s Farah Qaiser, and I’m excited to join Evidence For Democracy (E4D) as a researcher. I’m joining the team to work on a short-term research project to better understand federal science communication.

2020 has challenged us all with the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing misinformation, and the escalating climate crisis. Evidence for Democracy has been proud to stand up for science through it all with new training and resources, a growing research program, and issue-based campaigns. The continued support of our community makes this work possible and for that we are grateful.

After two amazing years, it is with many mixed emotions that I announce I am leaving Evidence for Democracy. While I’m moving into a fantastic new role that I am so excited about, it is bittersweet to be leaving a job and an organization that I love. It’s been an incredible few years and I thought this would be a great chance to reflect on my time with E4D.

Evidence-based response to COVID-19

Originally published March 25, 2020. 

Globally, health care workers, first responders, essential workers, public servants, and scientists are working tirelessly to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This crisis demands an evidence-based response. Informing our actions and decisions using the best available science, and mobilizing the skills and knowledge of experts will be vitally important.  To help you, we will be keeping this post updated with credible sources of information on COVID-19 and ways to take action and do your part to stop the spread. We will continue to add to this post as the situation evolves. 

Thank you to our community for providing us with these resources. Please consider submitting a comment below or sending additional resources to info@evidencefordemocracy.ca

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Three weeks ago we sent our open letter urging the government to safeguard science advice by protecting and growing the role of Canada’s Chief Science Advisor (CSA). Last week we heard some great news - the role of CSA has been renewed, and Dr. Mona Nemer has been re-appointed!