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Friday, November 3 • 10:30 - 12:00
408 – The scientific and economic benefits of Open Science (45 minutes) / Les avantages scientifiques et économiques de la science ouverte (45 minutes)
Panel Organizer: Arij Al Chawaf, SGC and Annabel Seyller, Tanenbaum Open Science Institute

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Panel Organizer: Arij Al Chawaf, Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) and  Annabel Seyller, Tanenbaum Open Science Institute at The Montreal Neurological Institute

How can Canada better deal with complex challenges that have stumped the scientific and innovation communities? With Open Science.
Open Science’s principles of unrestricted access to data, ideas, results and materials allows multidisciplinary and cross-sector collaborations to transcend intellectual property restrictions in favour of speed of communication and transparency.  Canada has been leading the Open Science movement, with open science projects such as the SGC, launched in 2004, and open science institutions, such as the Tannenbaum Open Science Initiative at the Montreal Neurological Institute, launched in 2016.
In this panel, representatives from academia, industry and policy will address how Open Science can help strengthen the environment and integration of new scientific knowledge by responding to questions such as: 
Reproducibility is identified as a big issue in scientific research. How can open science help?
Open science prevents translation of scientific discoveries into commercial revenue. True or false?
How can Canada continue to lead and create impact from the Open Science movement?  How can government, policy makers and institutions help create social and economic value from open science? 

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Aled Edwards

CEO, Structural Genomics Consortium
Dr. Aled Edwards is founding and current CEO of the SGC, and on Faculty at the University of Toronto, Oxford and McGill. Founded in 2003, the SGC is a UK-based charity that is led from Canada, and is considered one of the pioneers of open science.  With ~300 scientists in its laboratories... Read More →

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Elizabeth Edwards

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, and Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto
Dr. Elizabeth Edwards holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, and a PhD degree (1993) in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.  She is internationally known for her work on anaerobic bioremediation... Read More →
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Lizabeth Leveille

Associate Vice President and Head, Boston Innovation Hub BD&L, Merck Research Laboratories
Liz brings over 15 years industry experience and over the past 12 years has focused her work in business development at large pharmaceutical companies.  She is currently the Head of the Merck Boston Innovation Hub, which is a Business Development & Licensing team focused on early-stage... Read More →
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Dr. Rémi Quirion

Chief Scientist of Quebec
Dr. Rémi Quirion, OC, PhD, CQ, FRSC is Québec’s first chief scientist. He chairs the boards of directors of the three Fonds de recherche du Québec and advises the Minister of Education, Higher Education and Research on research and scientific development issues. Until his appointment... Read More →
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Guy Rouleau

Chair of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University
Chairholder of the Wilder Penfield Chair in Neuroscience Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital Chair of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University Interim Director of the Department of Medical Genetics at McGill University Health... Read More →

Friday November 3, 2017 10:30 - 12:00 EDT
ROOM 210 Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2