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Thursday, November 14 • 10:30am - 11:50am
The Public Record: Enabling scientists to be honest brokers of evidence & information in an age of popular misinformation / Archives publiques : permettre aux scientifiques d'être des agents de preuve et d'information honnêtes en cette ère de désinformati

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Panel Organized by: Office of the Chief Scientist, Alberta Environment and Parks / Bureau du scientifique en chef, Environnement et Parcs Alberta

In a time when we have instantly available, yet mostly non-adjudicated, information at our fingertips how are scientists being seen and heard by the public? Does the scientific community enable scientists to be seen & heard? Do we need more, less or different ways of supporting scientific information in public discourse?

This interactive panel will give participants a chance, through round table discussions, to directly engage in conversation with panelists from across the country who hold positions as trusted scientific advisors. Dialogue will focus on supports needed to encourage greater engagement of scientists in public discourse on relevant societal issues.

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Katie Gibbs

Co-founder and Executive Director, Evidence for Democracy
Katie Gibbs is a scientist, organizer and advocate for science and evidence-based policies. While completing her Ph.D. at the University of Ottawa in Biology, she was one of the lead organizers of the ‘Death of Evidence’—one of the largest science rallies in Canadian history... Read More →

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Rémi Quirion

Chief Scientist of Quebec
On September 1, 2011, Rémi Quirion, OC, CQ, PhD, FRSC, became Québec’s first chief scientist. As such, he chairs the boards of directors of the three Fonds de recherche du Québec and advises the Minister of Economic and Innovation on research and scientific development issues... Read More →
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Nancy Hamzawi

Assistant Deputy Minister, Science & Technology, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Nancy was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Technology Branch at Environment and Climate Change Canada on October 1, 2018.  Previously, she was the Director General of the G7 Task Team at Environment and Climate Change Canada, working to support Canada’s Presidency... Read More →
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Aynslie Ogden

Senior Science Advisor, Executive Council Office, Government of Yukon
Dr. Aynslie Ogden is the Senior Science Advisor in the Government of Yukon’s Executive Council Office.  In this role, Aynslie provides strategic direction and policy advice to Yukon government on how to do and use science.  Aynslie has been involved in leading, facilitating and... Read More →
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Frederick Wrona

Chief Scientist, Alberta Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta
Chief Scientist of Alberta Environment and Parks, Dr. Fred Wrona, is a champion of science, research, and the role of evidence in decision-making. As Chief Scientist, he provides scientific advice to address complex environmental challenges and opportunities facing Alberta and promotes... Read More →

Thursday November 14, 2019 10:30am - 11:50am EST
Confederation Ballroom