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Friday, November 3 • 13:30 - 15:00
316 – Science for Decision Making at Fisheries and Oceans Canada: The Past, Present, and Future / La science pour la prise de décisions à Pêches et Océans Canada : le passé, le présent et le futur

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Panel Organizer: Sophie Foster, Fisheries and Oceans, Ottawa

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has an established science advisory process, known as the Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS) process.  The goal of Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO) science peer review and advisory processes is to provide high quality scientific advice and information through rigorous peer review with the overall objective of providing the best possible science advice to the Minister, managers, stakeholders and the public.  Peer review meetings are used as a forum for review and challenge of scientific information leading to objective consensus to address specific objectives. Participation is by invitation and participants are chosen for their knowledge on the topic under review.  
The panel will explore the origins, current practises, challenges and visions for the future from the perspectives of DFO Science, DFO management, and academia.

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Sophie Foster

Acting Director, Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, Fisheries and Oceans, Ottawa
Sophie Foster is the Acting Director for the Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat at Fisheries and Oceans in Ottawa. Ms. Foster began her career in the Federal Public Service in 2008 with Fisheries and Oceans Canada as a Policy Analyst in International Fisheries and Oceans Policy... Read More →

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Steven Cooke

Professor, Canada Research Chair at Carleton University
Dr. Steven J. Cooke is a Canada Research Chair and Professor at Carleton University in Ottawa.  Although the majority of the research in his lab is focused on fish ecology, physiology, and behaviour, Cooke is also engaged in research on human dimensions, knowledge mobilization, and... Read More →
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Suzuette S. Soomai

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University
Suzuette S. Soomai is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Environmental Information: Use and Influence research program (EIUI) at Dalhousie University. She examined fisheries information use in decision-making in Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization... Read More →
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Nicholas Winfield

Director General, Ecosystems Management, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
Mr. Nicholas Winfield is the Director General, Ecosystems Management, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management, at DFO. Mr. Winfield began his career in the Federal Public Service in 1995 with Fisheries and Oceans Canada as a Habitat Biologist in the Pacific Region. He then became a Senior... Read More →

Friday November 3, 2017 13:30 - 15:00 EDT
ROOM 209 Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

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