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Thursday, November 2 • 07:45 - 08:25
BOOK LAUNCH/ LANCEMENT DE LIVRE: A Lantern on the Bow: A History of the Science Council of Canada and its Contributions to the Science and Innovation Policy Debate

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Jeff Kinder and Paul Dufour, co-editors
Janet Halliwell and Michael Jenkin, contributing authors

In a "post-truth” world, the need has never been greater for decision makers thirsty for the insights of science, technology and innovation policy to help chart and navigate our common future. As Canada rethinks its science advisory system, there is value in learning from past experiments. This session will engage participants in the history of the Science Council of Canada, an important institution at the intersection of science and governance that operated for a quarter-century between 1966 and 1992. Join co-editors Jeff Kinder and Paul Dufour who will provide an overview of the project and discuss the forthcoming book. They will be joined by contributing authors Janet Halliwell and Michael Jenkin to offer their reflections on the SCC's enduring relevance to the science and innovation policy debate in Canada. 

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Paul Dufour

Co-chair, Science Integrity Project
Paul Dufour was educated in science policy and history of science and technology at McGill, Concordia and Université de Montréal. He is adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa’s Institute for Science, Society and Policy and Principal of PaulicyWorks, a science and technology... Read More →
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Janet Halliwell

Principal, JE Halliwell Associates Inc.
Janet Halliwell is the Principal of JE Halliwell Associates Inc., a company offering value-added services in policy and management consultancy relating to post-secondary education and science and technology, particularly publicly-funded R&D.  Janet has extensive experience in S&T... Read More →
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Michael Jenkin

Retired Senior Public Servant/ Former Director General, Consumer Affairs, Industry Canada
Michael Jenkin is a former federal public servant who has been involved in the area of policy development and management for most of his career.  He worked on technology and industrial development and consumer protection issues as a Director and Director General in Industry Canada... Read More →
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Jeff Kinder

Director, Innovation Lab, Institute on Governance
Jeff has almost 30 years of experience in government science and innovation policy in the US and Canada. His US experience includes the National Science Foundation, the National Academies and the Naval Research Laboratory.  In Canada, Jeff has worked at Industry Canada, Natural... Read More →

Thursday November 2, 2017 07:45 - 08:25 EDT
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