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Friday, November 3 • 10:30 - 12:00
320 – The Internationalization of Canadian Science: Challenges and Opportunities/ L’internationalisation de la science canadienne : défis et occasions
Panel Organizers: Daryl Copeland, CGAI and U of M CERIUM and Mehrdad Hariri, CSPC

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Panel Organizers: Daryl Copeland, CGAI and U of M CERIUM and Mehrdad Hariri,  Canadian Science Policy Centre

In an age of uncertainty and rising populist and nationalist sentiments, science represents a positive and powerful driver of prosperity, security, development and progress. Many countries, including Canada's competitors,  have moved to put into place international science policies and programs which respond to the evolving operating environment. Canadian performance, however, has been mixed, and new directions and initiatives must be undertaken if Canada's place in the globalizing world of international science cooperation is to be ensured.

Canada retains substantial scientific capacity and potential, residing mainly in various levels of government, academia, research institutes, and specialized NGOs. Key players could expand their engagement in collaborative efforts to address the vexing range of "wicked", transnational, S&T-driven issues, ranging from climate change and pandemic disease to food and water insecurity, urbanization and declining biodiversity. Special opportunities exist for Canada to demonstrate leadership the emerging field of science diplomacy, for instance in efforts to better manage the global commons and achieve the UN SDGs, but re-investment and new partnerships will be essential. 

This panel will review the record to date, provide a comparative perspective, survey best practices and present options and recommendations for future action.

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Jane Barratt

Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing
Dr Barratt is the Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) comprising government, industry, academia and non-governmental members in 73 countries and representing some 75 million older people. The IFA is a global point of connection of experts and expertise... Read More →

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Daryl Copeland

Research fellow and Policy fellow, CGAI and U of M CERIUM
Daryl Copeland is an educator, analyst, consultant and former Canadian diplomat.  He is the author of Guerrilla Diplomacy: Rethinking International Relations (Lynne Reinner 2009), a Research Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute,  a Policy Fellow at the University... Read More →
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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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Dr. Pavel Kabat

Director General and Chief Executive Officer, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Professor Kabat is director general and chief executive officer of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), an independent, international, science, and science-to-policy institute. IIASA has 24 member countries, nearly 400 international staff, and a global... Read More →
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Chibulu Luo

PhD Candidate, University of Toronto, Department of Civil Engineering
Chibulu is a PhD Candidate in Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. Her research investigates the linkages between sustainable infrastructure design and urban planning in rapidly growing Sub-Saharan African cities, including strategies for enhancing urban resilience and... Read More →

Friday November 3, 2017 10:30 - 12:00
ROOM 211 Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

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