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Canadian science abroad: A case for coordinated international science engagement

The Public Policy Forum brought together senior thought leaders representing 19 federal departments, agencies and national associations in November 2015 to discuss opportunities for enhancing the coordination of Canada’s international science engagement. The group traversed many topics and themes, addressing not only coordination of science, but the role and value of science, scientific infrastructure, science diplomacy, Canadian identity through and beyond science, global challenges and wicked problems, our common appetite for change, and Canada’s future scientists.

Date: Saturday September 3, 2016


Bringing Innovation to Life: Innovation-Based Growth In Canadian Life Sciences

Canada’s economic future will be driven by globally competitive companies working at the forefront of knowledge and technology. These companies are built on innovation and skills, cornerstones of economic growth and prosperity. Canada enjoys significant advantages in these areas, but must not be complacent as countries around the world are driving their own economic growth through significant investments in research, innovation and skills.

Date: Wednesday January 3, 2018


Canadian Science Abroad: A Case for Coordinated International Science Engagement

engagement. The group traversed many topics and themes, addressing not only coordination of science, but the role and value of science, scientific infrastructure, science diplomacy, Canadian identity through and beyond...

Date: Wednesday March 9, 2016


Building a Dynamic Future: The Next Generation of Public Service Talent

...science, business and engineering, as well as campuses outside major cities. Launch interdisciplinary case competitions where students from different programs work together to tackle public policy challenges. Review selection criteria...

Date: Wednesday June 7, 2017


Applying science to delivering mental health programs

...pressures that families face. Dr. Patricia Lingley-Pottie and Dr. Patrick McGrath have applied science to the task, coming up with a timely and effective way to offer mental health services...

Date: Wednesday May 24, 2017


McGrath & Lingley-Pottie: Applying science to delivering mental health programs

...Lingley-Pottie and Dr. Patrick McGrath have applied science to the task, coming up with a timely and effective way to offer mental health services to children and youth across vast...

Date: Tuesday May 23, 2017


The Promise and Pitfalls of the Internet of Things in Canada

...country’s future high-tech skills needs. Profile of a Data Scientist: Thomas Levi Thomas Levi is currently Director of Data Science at Unbounce, based in Vancouver, B.C. With IoT will come...

Date: Friday December 16, 2016


Poisoning Democracy: How Canada Can Address Harmful Speech Online

The rise of harmful speech online is a threat to Canada’s democracy. This report outlines how governments and digital platform companies can better address hate and harassment, including the creation of a Moderation Standards Council.

Date: Thursday November 8, 2018


Governance in the Digital Age

The digital transformation that governments are seeking and citizens are expecting is more than just 'a challenge,' says PPF's Prime Ministers of Canada Fellow Kent Aitken in this new report. After conducting almost 300 interviews over the course of a year, he concludes that governments are currently not set up for the complexities of the digital age and suggests four areas that they need to fundamentally change.

Date: Wednesday September 26, 2018


Pathways to Sustainable Access to Innovative Medicines for Canadians

This report is the culmination of a project that engaged Canadians in roundtable discussions about access barriers, the role of real-world evidence in system improvement, and how to move the healthcare system forward. Participants’ recommendations on reducing barriers to access, strengthening data and evidence and finding balance in our healthcare system.

Date: Friday April 20, 2018


Paul Santerre: A formula for turning ideas into products

...soaps to extract oil from Alberta’s oil sands. “This was a very abnormal situation. Very few basic science labs in Canada were doing commercial translation activity, as it was looked...

Date: Tuesday May 23, 2017


The Next-Level Border: Advancing Technology & Expanding Trade

This report summarizes what was heard at two roundtables on how to enhance the Canada-U.S. border with tech to facilitate trade. 

Date: Monday July 30, 2018


A formula for turning ideas into products

...extract oil from Alberta’s oil sands. “This was a very abnormal situation. Very few basic science labs in Canada were doing commercial translation activity, as it was looked at negatively,”...

Date: Wednesday May 24, 2017


Canada as an Agri-Food Powerhouse

...need modern regulations that are science-based, risk-based and balanced. Our regulations need to be a competitive advantage. Modernization is an essential part of that. So, too, is benchmarking where Canada...

Date: Thursday April 20, 2017


Mary Gordon: To grow a healthier society, she plants the seeds of empathy

...change people’s attitudes. “There’s a lack of connectivity between the science we have, the policy we make and the programs we support,” she says. “Innovation is not all science; true...

Date: Wednesday May 23, 2018


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