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Wednesday, November 13
 

8:00am

Symposium - Acting for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Canadian Science and Research
This pre-conference symposium focuses on strategies, actions, and perspectives related to acting toward greater equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in Canadian research, science and policy. While we continue to face systemic barriers to inclusion, it is an exciting time to tackle challenges given the recent launch of the Dimensions Charter. Hear from the Tri-agencies, researchers, and policymakers as they discuss how to advance EDI across sectors. The first portion of the symposium will focus on dismantling barriers to inclusion. The second portion will feature strategies and takeaways for embedding EDI into policy and practice using social science and collaboration.

Wednesday November 13, 2019 8:00am - 11:45am
Room 4

8:00am

Symposium - Oceans Research in Canada Alliance
Wednesday November 13, 2019 8:00am - 11:45am
Room 1

8:00am

Symposium - Science Policy 101
Wednesday November 13, 2019 8:00am - 11:45am
Room 5

8:00am

Symposium - TBA
Wednesday November 13, 2019 8:00am - 11:45am
Room 2

8:00am

Symposium - TBA
Wednesday November 13, 2019 8:00am - 11:45am
Room 3

11:45am

1:00pm

Opening Plenary: Leveraging data for science advice and rapid response to health emergencies
Emergencies are becoming increasingly frequent and complex, causing great damage to the economy, infrastructure and human lives. When facing these challenges, science and technology are used to respond, recover and prevent emergencies. From the critical, early moments following a crisis, to the recovery stage and mitigation planning, access to relevant scientific data is crucial to decision-makers and responders.  This panel will explore how data have been used in health emergencies to inform science advice, as well as what needs to change to allow for faster and smarter use of data in emergencies.

Wednesday November 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Confederation Ballroom

2:30pm

Panel - TBA
Wednesday November 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Room 1

2:30pm

Panel - TBA
Wednesday November 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Room 2

2:30pm

A Winning Formula for Building Regional Innovation Capacity: Skills, Research and Collaboration (75 min) / Une formule gagnante pour renforcer la capacité d'innovation régionale : compétences, recherche et collaboration
Panel Organized by: Colleges and Institutes Canada | National Alliance of Provincial Health Research Organizations / Collèges et instituts Canada / L'alliance canadienne des organismes provinciaux de la recherche en santé  

Canada needs to balance its recent investments in skills and innovation to ensure they work together to build the research capacity and job skills needed today, and yet prepare us as a nation for the innovation challenges we will face tomorrow. This panel will present various approaches to building regional research and innovation capacity through collaborations between government programs, research funding agencies, industry associations and post- secondary education institutions. The audience will be engaged by facilitator-led small group discussions to shed light on the innovation capacity building challenges identified by the participants either in their community or sector of expertise.


Speakers
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Diane Burt

Director of Applied Research and Innovation, NBCC
Dr. Diane Burt is both an educator and educational leader. She has experience in the non-profit, for-profit and public sectors, but she has spent most of her career in post-secondary education. She taught for several years before taking on progressively more senior leadership roles... Read More →
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Kevin Holmes

Managing Director, Social Innovation Lab, Algonquin College
Kevin is the Managing Director, Social Innovation Lab at Algonquian College, in Ottawa, Canada. He is passionate about community and leveraging the significant public trust held within our post-secondary institutions towards the greater public good. Established in the summer of 2018... Read More →


Wednesday November 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Room 3

2:30pm

Toward a Quantum Strategy for Canada (75 min) / Vers une stratégie nationale pour le Canada
Panel Organized by: Christina Stachulak and Nicole Arbour, National Research Council Canada / Conseil national de recherches du Canada

This panel aims to explore Canada’s current role in the global quantum ecosystem – touching on innovative skills development, current research excellence through investments in the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) and Canada Excellence Research Fund (CERC) awards and investments into this innovation space. It will touch on developments that need to be considered in regulatory and policy development as well as the value of being part of setting global standards. The goal being to engage the audience and energize a discussion about Canada’s role in the broader development of quantum technologies globally, building on existing leadership and research strengths in this space.

Speakers
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Geneviève Tanguay

VP-Emerging Technologies, National Research Council of Canada
In April 2016, Dr. Geneviève Tanguay joined the National Research Council of Canada as the first woman Vice-President Research. She leads the Emerging Technologies Division which oversees Nanotechnology,Metrology, Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics, Security and Disruptive Technologies... Read More →
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Christian Sarra-Bourne

Executive Director, Institute Quantique, Université de Sherbrooke
Christian holds PhDs in materials engineering from Université Laval and electrical engineering from Toulouse III University. He is one of the architects of the project "From quantum science to quantum technologies. This ambitious project was one of five selected in Canada in the... Read More →
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Aimee Gunther

Policy Officer, Defence Research and Development Canada
Aimee is a Policy Officer and Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow working as the lead writer and co-developer of the quantum S&T strategy for the Department of Defence. Beyond the theoretical, Aimee also acts in implementing and enabling quantum activities at the Defence Research... Read More →
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Arman Zaribafiyan

Head of Quantum Computing, 1QBit
Arman has been with 1QBit since its inception, leading an interdisciplinary team of researchers and software developers who are exploring the applications of emerging technologies like quantum computing in solving computationally challenging industry problems. He has an academic background... Read More →
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David Cory

Professor & Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate, Quantum Information Processing, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo
David Cory is a physical chemist working to develop quantum devices for sensing and computation. Earlier sensors have found applications in fields as varied as cancer diagnostics, materials processing for tires, improved sensitivity for oil exploration, and a sensor for dark matter... Read More →
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Carl J. Williams

Acting Director of Physical Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Dr. Carl J. Williams is the Acting Director of the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML), NationalInstitute of Standards and Technology (NIST). As such, he is a member of the Executive Leadership Team within the PML and represents the PML to other federal agencies. He is a Fellow... Read More →
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Gail Murphy

Vice-President, Research and Innovation, University of British-Columbia
Dr. Murphy’s appointment on August 14, 2017 marked the repositioning of the VP, Research role to VP, Research and Innovation, underscoring a commitment to innovation as a key strategic priority.Prior to her appointment, Dr. Murphy served as the Associate Vice-President, Research... Read More →


Wednesday November 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Room 4

2:30pm

Bringing the social sciences into new policy spaces: solution-oriented case studies and dialogue (75 min) / Intégrer les sciences sociales dans les nouveaux espaces politiques : études de cas et dialogue orientés vers la recherche de solutions
Panel Organized by: Office of the Chief Scientist, Natural Resources Canada with the Institute of Environment, University of Ottawa / Ressources naturelles Canada

There is growing recognition that policy and management decisions have important human dimensions, and that social science research has important roles to play in decision-making including social networks, the use of information, resource allocation or influences of personal traits. Bringing the social sciences into natural science-dominated science-policy domains raises questions about interdisciplinarity, expertise, and the weights and types of evidence that are brought to bear on decision-making.

The panel brings together perspectives from government agencies and academia to discuss case studies that result in institutional innovation for integrating more social sciences to inform science policy issues.  Participants are invited to engage in dialogue to share tools and practices that have worked for them in their respective organizations, and to create greater networking opportunities for peer-to-peer learning.

Speakers
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Elisabeth Gauthier

Research Director, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada
Elisabeth Gauthier has been Research Director at Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service since 2015. She has a Bachelors and Master degree in Science and a Ph.D. in Sociology of Science and has previously worked in other federal departments, including Agriculture and... Read More →
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Nathan Young

Professor of Sociology, University of Ottawa
Nathan Young is Professor of Sociology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. His recent research includes studies of public discourses about climate change, conflicts over fisheries and aquaculture, the role of different types of knowledge in environmental management and decision-making... Read More →
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Brian Pentz

PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
Brian Pentz is PhD Candidate, University of Toronto Scarborough. Brian is interested in environmental governance and management, particularly of marine environments. His graduate research is primarily concerned with understanding the governance of declining and recovering renewable... Read More →


Wednesday November 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Room 5

4:15pm

Ontario-First in the innovation economy: impacts of a $1B public-private-partnership on Canadian healthcare commercialization (75 min) / L'Ontario d'abord au sein de l'économie de l'innovation : répercussions d'un partenariat de 1 milliard de dollars entr
Panel Organized by: FACIT 

FACIT, an Ontario business accelerator focused on oncology innovations, and its strategic partner, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), have laid the foundation for an innovation commercialization pathway through public-private-partnerships (PPPs). In early 2019, FACIT and one of its portfolio companies, Triphase Accelerator, announced a historic $1B USD partnership with Celgene for an OICR-discovered blood cancer therapy. This transaction demonstrates the realization of a “discovered and developed” commercialization pathway created by Ontario partners over the last decade. The panel will discuss how this pathway came to fruition and illustrate the importance of PPPs to generate meaningful innovation outcomes.

Moderators
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Christine Williams

Deputy Director, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Dr. Christine Williams is Deputy Director of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), which both performs and enables collaborative cancer research to have global patient impact and bring economic benefit to Ontario. Dr. Williams works with OICR’s executive team and scientific... Read More →

Speakers
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Rima Al-awar

Director and Senior Principal Investigator, Drug Discovery Program, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Dr. Rima Al-awar earned a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry from North Carolina State University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill prior to joining Eli Lilly and Company in 1995. In 2002, while still at Eli Lilly, Dr. Al-awar... Read More →
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Kevin Leshuk

Vice President & General Manager, Celgene Canada
Kevin Leshuk, a graduate of McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, began his career in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry in the early 1990’s working with Adria Oncology. As the first and current Vice President and General Manager for Celgene Inc, the Canadian affiliate of Celgene... Read More →
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Ilse Treurnicht

Executive Chairperson, Triphase Accelerator
Dr. llse Treurnicht has been a member of Triphase’s Board of Directors since 2010 and currently serves as Executive Chairperson, working closely with Triphase's Senior Management team to support the company’s strategic planning and key decision-making processes. Most recently... Read More →
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David O’Neill

President, FACIT
David O’Neill brings extensive experience in Pharma, Biotech and seed stage investing to his role as President of FACIT.  Dr. O’Neill has a wealth of networks and transaction experience through various business development roles at AstraZeneca, Ambit Biosciences (Daiichi Sankyo... Read More →


Wednesday November 13, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Room 1

4:15pm

Personhood rights for water bodies: A fad or path to Sustainable Development Goals? (75 min) / Droits d'identité individuelle pour les cours d'eau : un engouement ou une voie vers les objectifs en matière de développement durable?
Panel Organized by: Nancy Goucher and Tatjana Milojevic | University of Waterloo / Université de Waterloo

The Strategic Development Goal (SDG) 6 calls for "availability and sustainable water management for all". Addressing this challenge requires cooperation from multiple societal sectors across various scales, from local communities to businesses to governments. The legal system transcends all of these sectors and can influence how humans perceive their responsibility towards the management of natural resources. An emerging trend around the world has been the recognition of natural elements, such as water bodies, as legal persons. The granting of personhood to natural resources has implications for how negative impacts on these resources can be redressed.

This panel examines the extent to which legal personhood can function as a tool to enhance protection of water bodies around the world and help in achieving the SDG 6 goal. The discussion will draw on case studies of countries that have already granted specific rivers within their jurisdiction legal status (e.g. New Zealand, Colombia, and India). The panel will examine the lessons from these examples and their applicability protecting water bodies in North America, such as the case of Lake Erie, which faces numerous environmental issues including toxic and nuisance algal blooms, hypoxia, invasive species, etc.

The panel will also discuss degree to which the granting of such rights to water bodies could provide a window of opportunity to strengthen the water science agenda in Canada. We know that the constitutional recognition of environmental rights can promote cross-cutting changes to the legal system, but could this impact the development and implementation of scientific knowledge? The panelists will share their perspectives in terms of how far they think these legal actions will go in remediating problems such as curtailing ongoing pollution or launching of restoration programs to return degraded systems to health



Speakers
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Anastasia Lintner

Special Projects Counsel, Healthy Great Lakes, Canadian Environmental Law Association
Appointed as Special Projects Counsel in December 2016, Dr. Lintner holds a Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Guelph and an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School. Dr. Lintner is Principal of the recently established enterprise focusing on sustainability... Read More →
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Peter Wood

National Campaign Manager, Environmental Rights, David Suzuki Foundation
Peter has worked internationally and within Canada on a variety of issues at the nexus of environmental and human rights for more than 15 years, including for organizations such as West Coast Environmental Law, Global Witness, and the UN. He is currently the manager of the David Suzuki... Read More →
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Lynda M Collins

Professor, Centre for Environmental Law & Global Sustainability, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
Lynda M. Collins is a Professor in the Centre for Environmental Law & Global Sustainability at the University of Ottawa Faculty Law. Professor Collins is an expert in toxic torts and environmental human rights at the domestic and international levels. She served as co-Chair of the... Read More →


Wednesday November 13, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Room 2

4:15pm

How the sciences of human behaviour can help us put knowledge at the heart of policymaking (75 min) / Comment les sciences du comportement peuvent-elles nous permettre de mettre les connaissances au cœur de l'élaboration de politiques
Panel Organized by: European Commission's Joint Research Centre / Centre Commun de Recherche de la Commission européenne

We understand the world through systematic observation. But to change it, issues and solutions must be identified and policies enacted. Advances in the behavioural sciences show that the idea of human decision-making as purely rational is inaccurate. Political targeting, disinformation, the rise of populism and polarisation make this issue more pressing than ever. During the debate, participants will discuss the evolving role of science and scientists in policymaking and exchange ideas about how the inclusion of values, emotions and social relations can allow evidence and reason to play their legitimate part in liberal democracies.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Hardy

Elizabeth Hardy

Senior Lead, Behavioural Insights, Impact and Innovation Unit, Privy Council Office
Elizabeth is Senior Lead, Behavioural Insights at the Impact and Innovation Unit (IIU), Privy Council Office, Government of Canada, overseeing the application of behavioural science to public policy challenges. Prior to joining the IIU, Elizabeth led the Behavioural Insights Unit... Read More →
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Laura Smillie

European Commission
Prior to joining the European Commission in 2017, Laura Smillie was the Director of External Relations at the internationally renowned institute, Rothamsted Research. Having successfully completed a Masters in European Communications, specialising in the psychology of cultural diversity... Read More →
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James Owen Weatherall

Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of California
James Owen Weatherall is Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine, where he is also a member of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Science and the Center for Cosmology. His latest book, The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread... Read More →
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Nat Rabb

Researcher
Nat Rabb is a researcher in experimental psychology interested in causal reasoning, metacognition, and the collective nature of knowledge. He currently coordinates a study on the neural bases of misinformation at Tufts University and serves as a consultant to The Policy Lab at Brown... Read More →


Wednesday November 13, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Room 3

4:15pm

International Research Collaboration in a Polarized World (75 min) / Collaboration internationale en recherche dans un monde polarisé
Panel Organized by: The University of Toronto, Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation / Bureau du vice-recteur à la recherche et l'innovation, Université de Toronto

Wednesday November 13, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Room 4

4:15pm

National Inuit Strategy on Research (NISR) in Action: Developing an Inuit Nunangat Research Policy (75 min) / STRATÉGIE NATIONALE INUITE SUR LA RECHERCHE (NISR) EN ACTION : RÉDIGER UNE POLITIQUE SUR LA RECHERCHE POUR L'INUIT NUNANGAT
Panel Organized by: Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami  

Canada is the only G7 country without an arctic science policy. The National Inuit Strategy on Research (NISR) calls for the development and implementation of an Inuit Nunangat research policy as one of the 27 actions. This panel is being convened to identify opportunities and discuss the advancement of this policy.

In March 2018, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) released the NISR. The NISR envisions research that empowers Inuit to meet the needs and priorities of our families and communities. We see achieving self determination in research as the means for ensuring that research governance bodies, policies, and practices are consistent with this vision. The NISR Implementation Plan, released in August 2018, provides a roadmap to accomplish this.

The panel will highlight the work we are doing and the work to be done on developing a comprehensive policy dealing with Inuit Nunangat research needs and objectives. The development of a comprehensive approach to coordinating and governing Inuit Nunangat research is required to remedy longstanding issues in this area. Short presentations will articulate some of the recent experiences, interests, and emerging processes related to Inuit Nunangat research and policy. These short presentations will be followed by a discussion among the panelists and with the audience.

The goal of this panel is to bring together a diversity of voices to learn more about Inuit perspectives and processes related to research, take part in a dialogue about Inuit Nunangat research, and provide an opportunity for conference participants to better understand each other’s role in science policy.

Wednesday November 13, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Room 5

5:30pm

6:30pm

Keynote Session: Not a palaver! How can interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international collaboration be successful? / Pas un palabre! Comment assurer la réussite de la collaboration interdisciplinaire, intersectorielle et internationale?
Panel Organized by: UK Research and Innovation North America 

Increasingly, complex research problems are not solved by single disciplines and research at the frontiers of disciplines can be transformative. Bridging another gap – that which can exist between research and innovation – is the next necessary transformation but can be a difficult process. As public funders we have a responsibility to help these transformative outcomes flourish by fostering collaboration not only at disciplinary interfaces, but between sectors and where there is mutual benefit between nations.

The word palaver historically meant “an improvised conference between two groups, typically those without a shared language or culture” (OED). The modern day palaver is “an unnecessarily complex and elaborate procedure”. In the 21st century research is firmly accepted as a global enterprise, with increasingly interdisciplinary underlying questions, and solutions requiring cross-sector collaboration. With so many actors involved, how do we handle the complexity and mitigate the potential for confusion? In other words, how do we turn the potential for ‘what a palaver’ into ‘not a palaver’?

This panel will explore how funders, business and academia can work together to develop shared languages, clear objectives and simplified structures. We will explore how national strategies for research and innovation can shape collaboration, how structural changes can help organisations achieve their ambitions, identify challenges and solutions for working across disciplines, sectors and nations, and give examples of how this plays out in practice.  

Speakers
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Melanie Welham

Executive Chair, UKRI Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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Ted Hewitt

President, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada; Chair of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee
Ted Hewitt was appointed president of SSHRC in March 2015. Since 2017, he also has served as the inaugural Chair of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee. Ted was vice-president, research and international relations, at Western University in London, Ontario, from 2004 to 2011... Read More →


Wednesday November 13, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Confederation Ballroom

7:30pm

Science Social
Wednesday November 13, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
TBA
 
Thursday, November 14
 

7:30am

Breakfast Session: DATA FOR IMPACT: How trusted partners can advance Canada’s digital transformation / DONNÉES D’IMPACT: Comment les partenaires de confiance peuvent faire progresser la transformation numérique au Canada
Panel Organized by: Simon Fraser University

Exchanging data and knowledge between government and non-government organizations has huge potential value. But hard conversations around data security, trust, privacy, and measuring the value derived from the exchange are greatly needed.

How do federal departments navigate the complex issues around data sharing in order to maximize the social and economic benefits? What strategies work to create conditions for such partnerships to succeed?

This panel will discuss how Simon Fraser University brings together government, industry and communities to share and mobilize data responsibly to address the country’s most pressing social issues, and help position Canada as an innovation leader.


Speakers
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Anil Arora

Chief Statistician of Canada
Anil Arora was appointed Chief Statistician of Canada in September 2016.Mr. Arora has led significant transformational initiatives throughout his career, with experience and partnerships spanning all three levels of government, the private sector and international organizations, including... Read More →
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Carolyn Watters

Vice-President and Chief Digital Research Officer, National Research Council of Canada
Dr. Carolyn Watters joined the NRC in February 2019 as the organization's inaugural Chief Digital Research Officer and Vice-President, including oversight of the Digital Technologies Research Centre. Dr. Watters joined the NRC through the Interchange program, on secondment from Dalhousie... Read More →
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Len Garis

Adjunct Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice & Associate to the Centre for Social Research at the University of the Fraser Valley
Len Garis is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice & Associate to the Centre for Social Research at the University of the Fraser Valley, a member of the Affiliated Research Faculty at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, and a faculty... Read More →
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Joy Johnson

Vice-President, Research and International, Simon Fraser University
Joy Johnson leads Simon Fraser University’s strategic research initiatives and facilitates international opportunities that foster research collaborations and student exchange. Her work focuses on facilitating research excellence and helping the university respond to new opportunities... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 7:30am - 8:15am
Confederation Ballroom

8:30am

Plenary Session - TBA
Thursday November 14, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Confederation Ballroom

10:30am

Research without borders: funding agency case studies on international collaboration (90 min) / La recherche sans frontières : études de cas de l'organisme de financement sur
Panel Organized by: UK Research and Innovation

As stated in Canada’s 2017 Naylor report, “research is a global enterprise”. International collaboration not only allows the best to work with best, but also access to unique environments and facilities, and permits research to be conducted at scale. This panel will address the issue of how funders contribute to the internationalisation efforts of their national research systems, from the unique perspective of speakers who have spent time based in a partner country in order to support their agency’s global engagement.

The panel will illustrate their points with case studies and share information on collaborative opportunities for the research community.”

Speakers
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Monica Gattinger

Full Professor, School of Political Studies, Director, Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa
Monica Gattinger is Director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, Full Professor at the School of Political Studies and Chair of Positive Energy at the University of Ottawa. Professor Gattinger’s research and engagement focus on the energy and arts/cultural policy sectors... Read More →
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Rainer Gruhlich

Director, North America Office, German Research Foundation
Dr. Rainer Gruhlich is the Director of the North America Office of the Deutsche Forschungs-gemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation), the self-governing funding organization for science and research in Germany. Located in Washington, DC and New York City, the DFG North America... Read More →
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Claire A. Hemingway

Program Officer, Office of International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation
Claire Hemingway is a program officer in Office of International Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation (NSF), where she manages international programs, serves on the NSF working group for Navigating the New Arctic, and facilitates science cooperation with Canada... Read More →
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Jean-Christian Lemay

Scientist in residence, Québec Government Office in London
Jean-Christian Lemay has been the Scientist in residence at the Québec Government Office in London since September 2018. There, he develops scientific partnerships between Québec and the United Kingdom, Ireland as well as the Nordic countries by helping innovative companies, research... Read More →
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Chloë Somers

Director, UKRI North America
Chloë has been Director of UKRI North America since April 2018, having joined the team as Deputy Director in January 2017. The UKRI North America Office, located in Washington DC, works on behalf of all UKRI to identify and facilitate new research collaborations across the breadth... Read More →
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Jennifer E. Decker

Executive Advisor to Chief Digital Research Officer, National Research Council of Canada
Jennifer E. Decker received B.Sc. in Honours Physics from University of Waterloo and Ph.D. in Physics from Université Laval, Québec. She joined the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) Institute for National Measurement Standards in 1992 and became known for her research on... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 1

10:30am

The PROMISE OF SCIENCE and Its Implications for Science Policy: Perspectives of Canada's STI Community (90 min) / La PROMESSE DE LA SCIENCE et ses répercussions sur la politique scientifique : perspectives de la communauté de la ST&I du Canada
Panel Organized by: Amy Lemay, VISTA Science & Technology Inc. | Rob Annan, Genome Canada 

The increasing expectations for science to provide the solutions for a variety of socio-economic challenges is a testament to our belief in the PROMISE OF SCIENCE. Yet, few in the science and innovation community are aware of the power of the PROMISE OF SCIENCE in shaping policy decisions and outcomes.

Join this unique interactive OPEN FISHBOWL panel, where the audience are the speakers, as we critically reflect on and discuss the power of the PROMISE OF SCIENCE and its implications for science policy. Collectively, we will recommend potential policy actions formanaging the PROMISE OF SCIENCE in science policy.


Speakers
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Alice Cohen

Associate Professor, Department of Earth & Environmental Science, Acadia University
Dr. Cohen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth & Environmental Science at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Her research focuses on environmental politics, and her current projects include research on citizen science for water monitoring, as well as a forthcoming... Read More →
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Rob Annan

VP Public Affairs and Communications, Genome Canada
Dr. Annan joined Genome Canada in 2017. As a key member of the executive team, Dr. Annan drives an open and collaborative strategy that promotes the value and potential of genomics in Canada to major stakeholders. Working with partners at Genome Centres across Canada, as well as with... Read More →
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Ivan Semeniuk

Science Journalist, Globe & Mail
Ivan Semeniuk reports on science for The Globe and Mail. A long time science journalist in print, online and broadcast media, his stories have informed Canadians about topics as diverse as space exploration, genetic engineering and climate change. Prior to joining the Globe he was... Read More →
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Catalina Lopez Correa

Chief Science Officer & VP Sectors, Genome BC
With more than 20 years of international experience in both the academic and private sectors, Dr. Lopez-Correa's deep understanding of genomics has inspired leaders in science and industry to collaborate towards solving some of the world's greatest challenges.
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Amy Lemay

Independent Science Advisor, Vista Science & Technology
Dr. Lemay has been an independent Science Advisor for 20 years, providing expert advice to Canada's science and innovation community.  She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Guelph.  Her research focuses on the sociology of science and the science-policy in... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 2

10:30am

Artificial Intelligence (AI) – How interdisciplinary AI contributes to resilient and just societies / Intelligence artificielle – Comment l'IA interdisciplinaire contribue-t-elle aux sociétés résilientes et justes
Panel Organized by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada & UK Research and Innovation – Economic and Social Research Council

The broader societal, cultural and economic implications of AI are multifaceted and not confined to national boundaries. Canada’s and the United Kingdom’s AI strategies recognize the importance of these implications and strive to support their full inclusion in the design and development of AI tools and technologies. Organized by SSHRC and UKRI-ESRC, this panel represents key stakeholders from Canada and the UK and aims to discuss key questions with regard to the societal, cultural and economic implications of AI and explore research and interdisciplinary approaches in this space.

Les implications sociétales, culturelles et économiques plus larges de l'IA sont multiformes et ne se limitent pas aux frontières nationales. Les stratégies du Canada et du Royaume-Uni en matière d'IA reconnaissent l'importance de ces répercussions et s'efforcent d'appuyer leur pleine intégration dans la conception et le développement des outils et des technologies d'IA. Organisé par le CRSH et l'UKRI-ESRC,  ce panel représente des intervenants clés du Canada et du Royaume-Uni et vise à discuter de questions clés concernant les répercussions sociétales, culturelles et économiques de l'IA et à explorer la recherche et les approches interdisciplinaires dans ce domaine.



Moderators
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Paul Nightingale

Director of Strategy and Operations, Economic and Social Research Council, UK Research and Innovation
Professor Paul Nightingale is Director of Strategy and Operations at the Economic and Social Research Council – part of UK Research and Innovation. Paul is Professor of Strategy at the University of Sussex and was Deputy Director of the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU). He is... Read More →

Speakers
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Rebecca Finlay

Vice-President, Engagement & Public Policy, CIFAR
Rebecca leads CIFAR’s strategy to connect outstanding researchers with thought leaders who thrive on research insights relevant to the future of policy, business, health and international development. She works with a team of knowledge mobilization experts who specialize in knowledge... Read More →
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Christine Foster

Managing Director for Innovation, The Alan Turing Institute
Christine Foster is Managing Director for Innovation at The Alan Turing Institute, where she is responsible for driving forward the institute’s goal to translate its data science and artificial intelligence research into real-world impact by forging connections with partners, and... Read More →
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Allison Gardner

Lecturer in Bioinformatics, Keele University; Co-founder of ‘Women Leading In AI’
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Jason Millar

Canadian Research Chair in Ethical Engineering of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Engineering’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa
Jason Millar holds the Canada Research Chair in the Ethical Engineering of Robotics and AI, and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He researches the ethical engineering of robotics and artificial intelligence... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 3

10:30am

Harnessing the power of the crowd: innovative solutions to engaging communities in research (90 min) / Exploiter la puissance de la foule : solutions innovatrices pour favoriser la participation des communautés dans les travaux de recherche
Panel Organized by: The Fathom Fund 

This panel argues that bridging the divide between science and the public creates considerable benefit not just to end users, but to science itself. But how can that engagement be achieved in meaningful, useful and innovative ways? This international panel of award-winning practitioners will discuss the use of crowdsourcing to engage the public, exploring innovative ways that crowd involvement can positively influence scientific research. We focus on two types of crowdsourcing: tapping into the crowd for ideas and project development, and using crowdfunding to finance part or all of a project’s cost.

Speakers
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Henry Sauermann

Director, Institute for Endowment Management and Entrepreneurial Finance
Henry Sauermann is an associate professor of strategy (with tenure), who joined ESMT Berlin in May 2017. He is the first holder of the POK Pühringer PS Chair in Entrepreneurship. Since January 2018 Henry is the Director of the Institute for Endowment Management and Entrepreneurial... Read More →
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Andrew Pelling

Professor, University of Ottawa
Award winning scientist, professor, entrepreneur and speaker, Andrew Pelling has built a career on unapologetic curiosity, creativity and serendipity. Andrew is a Professor at the University of Ottawa, where he founded and directs a curiosity driven research lab that brings together... Read More →
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Cindy Wu

Co-Founder, Experiment
Cindy Wu is co-founder of Experiment, a crowdfunding platform for scientific research. During undergrad Cindy was funded by Howard Hughes Medical Institute to work on cell-based immunotherapies. In 2011 she was on the University of Washington iGEM team where they won the World Championship... Read More →
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Stefan Leslie

Chief Executive Officer, Research Nova Scotia
Stefan is the Chief Executive Officer of Research Nova Scotia, an independent not-for-profit organization established to support, organize and coordinate the funding for research in Nova Scotia.  Previously, Stefan was the Executive Director of the Marine Environmental Observation... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 4

10:30am

The Public Record: Enabling scientists to be honest brokers of evidence & information in an age of popular misinformation (90 min) / Archives publiques : permettre aux scientifiques d'être des agents de preuve et d'information honnêtes en cette ère de dés
Panel Organized by: Office of the Chief Scientist, Alberta Environment and Parks 

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 difference ways of supporting scientific information in public discourse?

This interactive panel will give participants a change through round table discussions to directly engage in conversation with panelists 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.

Speakers
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Rémi Quirion

Chief Scientist of Quebec
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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 →
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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 →


Thursday November 14, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 5

12:00pm

Luncheon Session - TBA
Thursday November 14, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Confederation Ballroom

1:30pm

Whose Facts actually Matter? How to Truly Embrace Inclusiveness in Science, Innovation and Policy (40 min) / Quels sont les faits qui comptent le plus? Comment vraiment favoriser l'inclusion dans les sciences, l'innovation et la politique
Panel Organized by:  Dr. Marisa Beck, Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa / University d'Ottawa, Institut de recherche sur la science, la société et la politique publique

Terms like traditional knowledge, co-production, and inclusive innovation have become buzzwords in science policy circles. But focus is more on ‘the what’of these terms than ‘the how’. What progress has been made toward truly embracing different ways of knowing, and different views, values and experiences in knowledge production, technological innovation, and public policymaking? This panel will discuss leading experiences and examples in the ‘how’ of inclusion. We will identify practical recommendations on how to turn terms like inclusive innovation, co-production and the interweaving of traditional knowledge and Western science from aspirations into common practice.

Moderators
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Monica Gattinger

Full Professor, School of Political Studies, Director, Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa
Monica Gattinger is Director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, Full Professor at the School of Political Studies and Chair of Positive Energy at the University of Ottawa. Professor Gattinger’s research and engagement focus on the energy and arts/cultural policy sectors... Read More →

Speakers
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Angel Ransom

Director of Operations, The First Nations Major Projects Coalition
Angel Ransom is the Director of Operations at The First Nations Major Projects Coalition. She is responsible for direct oversight and management of the day to day operations of the Coalition. She is also the owner of Angel Ransom Consulting, advising clients on issues related to land... Read More →
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Brenda Kenny

Board Chair, Alberta Innovates
Brenda Kenny is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Alberta Innovates. Dr. Kenny brings significant experience in board governance, energy and environment regulation, policy, sustainability, and innovation. She also serves on the boards of the Canada West Foundation, Member Council... Read More →
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Jeff Kinder

Executive Director, Science and Innovation, Institute on Governance
Jeff has 30 years of experience in government science, technology 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 →
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Sandra Schillo

Associate Professor, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa
Sandra Schillo focuses her research on improved methodologies relating to the measurement of innovation, entrepreneurship and their impact. Dr. Schillo has research and professional experience in the areas of science and technology, research and innovation management and entrepreneurship... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 1

1:30pm

Precision Policy - Advances in Big Data Analytics and Government Policy (40 min) / Politique de précision - Progrès en analyse de mégadonnées et politique gouvernementale
Panel Organized by: Simon Fraser University

Big data is changing the way information is collected, organized, processed and stored. These changes have presented great opportunities for economic growth, productivity, innovation, and governments are beginning to embrace big data.

Like precision medicine, we can achieve precision policy. We have the potential to develop policies based on what was previously unimaginable accuracy and to visualize the impact before implementation. This panel will explore the possibilities and demonstrate the steps needed to create an environment where we treat research data as a tool for public good and where governance, privacy and security concerns can be overcome.

Moderators
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Joy Johnson

Vice-President, Research and International, Simon Fraser University
Joy Johnson leads Simon Fraser University’s strategic research initiatives and facilitates international opportunities that foster research collaborations and student exchange. Her work focuses on facilitating research excellence and helping the university respond to new opportunities... Read More →

Speakers
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Ruby Mendenhall

Associate Professor of Sociology, African American Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, Gender and Women’s Studies and Social Work, University of Illinois
Ruby Mendenhall is an Associate Professor of Sociology, African American Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, Gender and Women’s Studies and Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is an affiliate of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology; Women... Read More →
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Lynn Barr-Telford

Assistant Chief Statistician, Social, Health and Labour Statistics, Statistics Canada
Lynn Barr-Telford is the Assistant Chief Statistician of the Social, Health and Labour Statistics Field at Statistics Canada. Lynn holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology from Carleton University and has several years of experience as a senior Executive with responsibility for large... Read More →
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Julian Myles Somers

Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Julian Somers is a clinician, team leader, and scholar committed to population wellness. He trained as a clinical psychologist specializing in addiction, and wrote some of the first papers addressing harm reduction, relapse prevention, and brief interventions for substance use... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 2

1:30pm

Convergence science and tackling grand challenges (40 min) / Convergence scientifique et capacité à surmonter les grands défis
Panel Organized by: Julie Greene, Privy Council Office | Christina Stachulak, National Research Canada

How is the Government of Canada helping to address complex public policy challenges, and what is the
role for outcomes-based approaches in incentivizing partnerships? This panel will touch on horizontal mechanisms to address some of the most pressing problems addressing Canadians - from using data and drug checking technologies to stop death by opioid overdose to bringing clean technologies to market.

Using Challenge Prizes, backed by data and science, linked to entrepreneurship and building new markets for Canadian products that can help solve global problems – are concrete examples of how the Government is converging to tackle today’s “wicked problems”.


Thursday November 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 3

1:30pm

The Role of the Next Generation in Science Diplomacy | Diplomatie scientifique: rôle et implication de la relève (40 min)
Panel Organized by: Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec 

The future of science diplomacy - the use of international scientific collaborations to solve common problems and build mutually beneficial partnerships - lies in the hands of the next generation as they will be the ones undertaking most of its activities in the coming century. Hence, and following the Comité intersectoriel étudiant (CIE)’s recommendation, the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) launched a pilot fellowship program consisting of a “residency” within the network of Québec government offices abroad and within international organizations. The panel will highlight the next generation’s involvement in science diplomacy in Canada based on concrete examples and informed perspectives of actors in the field.

L’avenir de la diplomatie scientifique, soit l’usage des collaborations scientifiques internationales pour la résolution d’enjeux communs et la construction de partenariats mutuellement bénéfiques, est entre les mains de la nouvelle génération ; Elle entreprendra la majorité des initiatives de diplomatie scientifique de ce siècle. De ce fait, et à la suite d’une recommandation du Comité intersectoriel étudiant (CIÉ), les Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) ont ouvert un programme pilote de stage en résidence dans le réseau des bureaux du Québec à l’étranger et dans les organisations internationales. Ce panel soulignera l’engagement de la relève en diplomatie scientifique au Canada, sur la base d’exemples et de points de vue d’acteurs de terrain.




Thursday November 14, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Room 4

1:30pm

AI as an Enabler of Innovative Competitiveness (90 min) / L'IA comme facilitatrice de la concurrence en matière d'innovation.
Panel Organized by: Christina Stachulak and Nicole Arbour, National Research Council Canada / Conseil national de recherches du Canada

This panel examines the development/evolution of Artificial Intelligence and the opportunities and challenges to bring novel products to society and markets. Presentations will focus on case studies for
the application of AI assisted design, in the context of industry 4.0 and global grand challenges. It will also look at the challenges and opportunities of bringing AI to market in a responsible way, using the strong Canada-UK bilateral relationship in AI as an example of an open dialogue on the policy and regulatory frameworks relevant to bringing AI products to market.

Moderators
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Carolyn Watters

Vice-President and Chief Digital Research Officer, National Research Council of Canada
Dr. Carolyn Watters joined the NRC in February 2019 as the organization's inaugural Chief Digital Research Officer and Vice-President, including oversight of the Digital Technologies Research Centre. Dr. Watters joined the NRC through the Interchange program, on secondment from Dalhousie... Read More →

Speakers
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Ted Hewitt

President, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada; Chair of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee
Ted Hewitt was appointed president of SSHRC in March 2015. Since 2017, he also has served as the inaugural Chair of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee. Ted was vice-president, research and international relations, at Western University in London, Ontario, from 2004 to 2011... Read More →
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Miroslava Cuperlovic-Culf

Senior Research Officer and Team Leader, National Research Council of Canada
Miroslava Cuperlovic-Culf is a Senior Research Officer and Team leader with National Research Council of Canada. Dr. Cuperlovic-Culf completed a PhD in Physical Chemistry at University of California, Santa Barbara and Postdoc in Theoretical Biophysics at University of British Columbia.Miroslava’s... Read More →
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Rab (Robin) Scott

Professor of Industrial Digitalisation; Head of Digital at the AMRC, University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
Professor Rab Scott is Head of Digital at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). He has been a member of the AMRC staff since its beginning in 2001, after heading up the Virtual Reality and Simulation activities he now leads on the strategic... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 5

2:15pm

Policy Lessons in the Age of Technological Disruption (40 min) / Leçons en politique en cette ère de perturbations technologiques
Panel Organized by: Dr. Tina McDivitt, Spindle Strategy Corp.

Thomas Friedman in his book “Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Acceleration”, notes that the planet’s three largest forces―Moore’s law (technology), the Market (globalization), and Mother Nature (climate change and biodiversity loss)―are all accelerating at once. These accelerations are transforming our entire world across the dimensions of work, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community. The critical question that we will address is whether Canada’s policies and models as related to technology development, regulation and public education will help us to successfully navigate this new 21st century landscape.

Moderators
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Tina McDivitt

President, Spindle Strategy Corp.
Tina is the President of Spindle, a strategy and communications consultancy focused on the academic and research sector.  She has been working with executives in the Canadian science community as a strategic advisor and planner for over 10 years. She is highly regarded in the community... Read More →

Speakers
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Mark Poznansky

Senior Advisor, Spindle Strategy Corp.
Mark is a Senior Advisor with Spindle and the former CEO of Ontario Genomics – a provincial genomics-focused enabler – which he led from 2010 to 2017. During his tenure, he established the organization as a forward-thinking advocate for genomics-enabled technological and industrial... Read More →
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Saadia Muzaffar

Founder, TechGirls Canada
Saadia is a tech entrepreneur, author, and passionate advocate of responsible innovation, decent work for everyone, and prosperity of immigrant talent in STEM. In 2017, she was featured in Canada 150 Women, a book about 150 of the most influential and groundbreaking women in Canada... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 1

2:15pm

Risk, Uncertainty, Unknowns, and Nonsense - Engagement with the Public on Radiation, Nuclear, and Climate (40 min) / Risques, incertitudes, inconnus et absurdités - Engagement avec le public sur la radiation, le nucléaire et le climat
Panel Organized by: The Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy (CSIP) | Johnson
Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (University of Regina campus)

The connection between policymakers, scientists and the public is essential in advancing innovative technology and policy to solve complex problems including climate change, energy justice, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and to keep workers and the public safe from exposure to low dose radiation. Refusal to accept low dose radiation health interventions such as Xrays and cancer treatments, to rejection of new innovative technologies, such as small modular nuclear reactors are but a few examples of the spectrum of uncertainty, unknowns and nonsense. New science challenges the current linear toxicity paradigm and more research is required; the most important research is how values and risks are understood, characterized, constructed, and communicated by the public, Indigenous peoples, and health professionals.

It is assumed that exposure to radiation can only be detrimental and the health risks resulting from exposures are linearly proportional to harm. Given the uncertainty, and some recent evidence to suggest that the current low dose, toxicity paradigm may be in error, it is widely recognized that research is required to address the consequences of exposures to LDR and to reduce uncertainties. This collaborative interactive session tackles the wicked problem of risk and policymaking, focusing specifically on perceptions of low dose radiation in relation to medical treatments and new innovative technologies such as small modular nuclear reactors. Questions concern how risks are understood, characterized, and constructed by the public (as often neglected but most important actors in assessing and making decisions about risk)? What about Indigenous knowledge and worldviews? How can expert-based organizations better grapple with and understand the role of values in shaping the public’s perception of LDR? Can a better understanding of value differences help shape policies about acceptable risk thresholds and appropriate strategies for communicating and mitigating risk?


Moderators
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Margot Hurlbert

Tier 1, Canada Research Chair, Climate Change, Energy and Sustainability Policy, Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina
Prof. Margot Hurlbert, Tier 1, Canada Research Chair, Climate Change, Energy and Sustainability Policy, Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina. Margot has lead research projects, authored numerous... Read More →

Speakers
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Anne T. Ballantyne

Strategic Research Planning and Facilitation Officer, Office of the Vice-Dean Research, Scholarly and Artistic Work, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan
Anne T. Ballantyne, BSc, BA, MBA, is the Strategic Research Planning and Facilitation Officer, Office of theVice-Dean Research, Scholarly and Artistic Work, College of Arts and Science, at the University of Saskatchewan. For nearly thirty years Anne has led, designed and implemented... Read More →
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Larissa Shasko

MPP Candidate, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Larissa Shasko, is currently a Master's of Public Policy Candidate, Centre for Science and Innovation Policy (CSIP) and Robertson Scholar, at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Her Thesis research areas include... Read More →
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Michaela Neetz

MPP Candidate, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Michaela Neetz is an MPP candidate at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School and a Centre for Science and Innovation Policy (CSIP) Scholar, at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. She has a BSc. majoring in geophysics from the University of British Columbia... Read More →
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Holly Laasko

Holly Laakso, PhD, BMSc, received her PhD in Microbiology & Immunology from Western University of Ontario. Holly started her postdoctoral fellowship in the Radiobiology & Health branch at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories in Chalk River, in August of 2018.  Holly is currently working on the effects of low-dose ionizing radiation on cancer progression using a mouse model... Read More →
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Horratio Sam-Aggrey

Research Assistant, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
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Dimtry Klokov

Head, Radiobiology and Health, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and Adjunct Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa, University of Ottawa
Dr. Dimtry Klokov, Head, Radiobiology and Health, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and Adjunct Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa. Dr. Klokov has been leading the Section of Radiobiology at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (formerly... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 2

2:15pm

Creating SciComm: An interactive session connecting scientists, policy makers and the public (40 min) / Développer une communication scientifique : une séance interactive réunissant des scientifiques, des décideurs politiques et le public.
Panel Organized by: Julia Krolik, Pixels and Plans | Art the Science

With growing divides in public and scientific opinion on controversial science policy issues like data privacy, vaccinations, and climate change, there has never been a more pressing time to improve how we communicate science. Join this session and take a step toward achieving this goal. In this interactive panel, we will offer a hands-on approach to communicating science through visual, participatory methods. Attendees will use a creative approach to engage with four themes chosen by the public in advance of the session. The aim is to build stronger connections among scientists, policy makers, and the public whom their work affects.
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Moderators
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Julia Krolik

Founder, Pixels and Plans | Art the Science
Julia Krolik is an information designer, data scientist, artist and entrepreneur. Her diverse background enables a rare cross-disciplinary empathy and she continuously advocates for effective research communication with the public. Formally educated in the sciences, her work includes... Read More →

Speakers
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Alice Fleerackers

Researcher, Scholarly Communications Lab
Alice Fleerackers is a PhD candidate studying science communication at Simon Fraser University. She is also a researcher at the Scholarly Communications Lab and a freelance writer and editor. Alice holds a master’s in Publishing from Simon Fraser University and a bachelor’s in... Read More →
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Dorina Simeonov

Policy and Knowledge Mobilization Manager, AGE-WELL
Dorina Simeonov is a visual storyteller, knowledge mobilizer, and policy enthusiast. She is the Policy and Knowledge Mobilization Manager at AGE-WELL, Canada’s Technology and Aging Network. Dorina enjoys working with diverse teams to dream up innovative ways of sharing research... Read More →
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Cat Lau

Program Evaluation Officer (ATS) / Knowledge Translation Coordinator, CHILD-BRIGHT Network
Catherine (Cat) Lau is a former behavioural neuroscientist-turned-science communicator. She is passionate about integrating creative approaches in science communication and knowledge mobilization. For the past few years, Cat has held diverse roles as a science writer, amateur-artist... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 3

2:15pm

What would an Inclusive Innovation Agenda for a New Generation in Canada look like? (40 min) / Qu'est-ce qu'un programme d'innovation inclusif pour une nouvelle génération
Panel Organized by: DIGITAL MIKMAQ 

From Indigenous graduates leading the way forward in STEM, to a younger generation tackling new fields for the first time like-quantum mechanics, big data, robotics and AI - how we understand what is required to achieve inclusiveness determines whether in fact it can be achieved. For Indigenous children and youth living on reserves and in remote locations; workshops and pilot projects while well intentioned, have a tendency to do more harm than good. As do programs and policies administered without the knowledge of what it takes to succeed — let alone achieve a competitive advantage in the world today. So what would an inclusive innovation agenda look like for Indigenous youth ? It would encompass four key factors. Number one: the consistent delivery of qualitative education. Number two: a new approach towards external engagement. Number three: ongoing opportunities to engage in problem solving. Number four: exposure to large concepts that involve critical thinking, connectivity and science.


Moderators
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Marni Fullerton

Director, Digital Mi'kmaq
Marni Fullerton brings over 25 years of strategic leadership experience as a Chief Executive and senioradvisor across sectors. From science to software, entertainment to tourism,finance to internationaltrade she has worked across Canada and around the world, and is the recipient of... Read More →

Speakers
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Chris Googoo

Chief Operating Officer of Ulnooweg, and Director of Digital Mi’kmaq
Christopher Googoo is a proud member of the We’koqma’q First Nation, living in Millbrook with his wife and three children. Joining Ulnooweg in 2000, Chris is presently the Chief Operating Officer as well as theExecutive Director of the Community Indigenous Foundation and the Director... Read More →
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Tyler Sack

Group Product Manager, Orenda Software Solutions
Tyler Sack, originally from Indian Brook works in Membertou and is a leader of the Indigenous Mi’kmaq young professionals, a former Aboriginal Student Advisor at Saint Mary’s the University of Guelph and currently The Group Product Manager of Orenda Software Solutions, an analytics... Read More →
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Shelly Denny

Director of Aquatic Research and Stewardship, Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources
With a Master’s of Science in Biology and fisheries ecology from St. F.X. University, Shelley considers herself a lifelong learner. Combining science and two-eyed seeing her work in applied science is extensive. From enhancing the Bras d’Or Lakes to developing a management plan... Read More →
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Evan Syliboy

Member of the Millbrook First Nation
Evan Syliboy is from Millbrook First Nation. A well known musician, father of five, and an electrical engineer from Dalhousie, Evan is committed to increasing the number of Indigenous students pursuing science. Actively he is involved in the development of programs, hands on projects... Read More →
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Stephenie Bernard

Member, Treaty Education Committee, Nova Scotia
Stephenie Bernard, is a deeply committed elementary science teacher from We’koqma’q First Nation. A member of the provincial Treaty Education Committee set up last year in Nova Scotia to include Mi’kmaq culture, knowledge and language, Stephenie is currently piloting the renewal... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 4

3:30pm

Science Diplomacy in a Changing Arctic (90 min) / Diplomatie scientifique dans un Arctique en évolution
Panel Organized by: Dr. Urs Obrist, Senior Science and Technology Counsellor, Embassy of Switzerland in Canada / Ambassade de la Suisse

This panel sets out to discuss key scientific activities of the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the United States, France, and Norway in the Arctic region. It will delineate current bilateral scientific co-operations with Canada and within the multilateral Arctic Council framework. It aims to elucidate and discuss the role of science diplomacy for Arctic research and its relevance in the context of climate change. Possibilities of further cooperation may be evaluated and funding questions addressed.

Moderators
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Martin Raillard

Chief Scientist and Vice- President Science and Technology at the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS)
Dr. Martin Raillard is Chief Scientist and Vice- President Science and Technology at the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS). He has 25 years of experience in Canadian and international science, earth observation and team leadership. He conducted research for Parks Canada... Read More →

Speakers
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David William Sproule

Senior Arctic Official for Canada, Global Affairs Canada
David Sproule began his career as a Foreign Service officer with External Affairs Canada in 1981. Following his first posting as Third/Second Secretary in Singapore, Mr. Sproule held other positions in embassies abroad, including as First Secretary in Bangkok and Counsellor in Washington... Read More →
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Xavier Grosmaître

Ambassador de France au Canada
Xavier Grosmaître graduated from AgroParisTech and the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris with a MS in Physiology and a PhD in Neurophysiology. His academic career started as a postdoctoral Associate in Pr. Gordon Shepherd’s lab in the Neurobiology Section of Yale Medical School... Read More →
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Robert Tibbetts

Economic Officer, Embassy of the United States
Robert Tibbetts arrived in Ottawa in July 2017 to assume his duties as an Economic Officer. Currently, he covers Arctic, space, science and technology, and health issues for the U.S. Embassy. Prior to his posting in Ottawa, he served in Washington D.C., as an Economic Officer covering... Read More →
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M'Lisa Colbert

Science, Innovation and Policy Officer, British High Commission in Canada
M'Lisa Colbert is the Science, Innovation and Policy Officer at the British High Commission in Ottawa. She leads science, innovation and policy relations on climate change, Arctic and oceans issue areas at the High Commission. M'Lisa has worked in the wind energy sector in government... Read More →
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Anne Kari Ovind

Ambassador of Norway to Canada
Anne Kari H. Ovind is Norway’s Ambassador to Canada. She has served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more than 20 years. Most of her career has been in the field of security policy, including Arctic affairs, bilateral relations with Russia and NATO affairs. From 1999-2002... Read More →
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Urs Obrist

Senior Science and Technology Counsellor, Embassy of Switzerland in Canada
Urs Obrist is the Senior Science and Technology Counsellor at the Embassy of Switzerland in Canada. He graduated with a Ph.D. in International Relations History from the University of Toronto following his M.A.-level studies in History, Political Sciences and English at the Universit... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 1

3:30pm

Artificial Intelligence and Natural Resources Management (90 min) / L’intelligence artificielle et la gestion des ressources naturelles
Panel Organized by: Queen's University

Proper management of Canada’s renewable and non-renewable natural resources – including land, air, water, and diversity of plants and animals – is critical to maintaining our quality of life. To do so effectively, we must employ new tools to monitor, model, and manage these resources. What role will artificial intelligence play in scientific decision-making leading to thoughtful policy? Can AI accelerate solutions to climate change, sustainable development and conservation efforts while minimizing damage and costs of exploration and exploitation? What are the barriers to using AI to support responsible and safe economic development - and protection - of Canada’s natural resources?

Thursday November 14, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 4

3:30pm

Evidence in Practice: How do Decision-Makers Obtain and Use Information? (90 min) / Données probantes dans la pratique : Comment les décideurs obtiennent-ils et utilisent-ils l'information?
Panel Organized by: Kimberly Girling, Evidence for Democracy

The Government of Canada emphasizes the importance of evidence-informed decision- making. How does evidence feed in to government decisions in practice? When decision-makers need information, where do they get it? Who informs their decisions? How do they weigh information from different sources? What kinds of data can they take into account and why?

Panelists will discuss results from three new studies investigating how evidence is gathered and used by decision-makers, based on one-on-one interviews with Members of Parliament, public servants, and the US Senate. A former MP will also share firsthand experience. The panel will aim to demystify the process of evidence-informed decision- making and examine how the process differs across sectors, countries and contexts. Panelists will also discuss what could be improved in the cycle and provide solutions for how experts can better engage in the process.

Moderators
avatar for Preston Manning

Preston Manning

Founder, Manning Foundation for Democratic Education; Manning Centre for Building Democracy
Preston Manning, PC CC AOE is the Founder of the Manning Foundation for Democratic Education and the Manning Centre for Building Democracy which seek to strengthen the knowledge, skills, principles, and ethical foundations of participants in Canada’s political processes.Mr. Manning... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Girling

Kimberly Girling

Research and Policy Director, Evidence for Democracy
Kimberly Girling started her career as a scientist, earning a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia where she developed novel therapeutics for Huntington's Disease, a neurodegenerative illness. During her work in science, she learned that good science must move... Read More →
avatar for Karen Akerlof

Karen Akerlof

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University
Karen Akerlof is a senior research scientist at Decision Research and affiliate faculty at George Mason University. She studies the ways in which communities interpret scientific information and bring experience, values, and local knowledge to bear in making decisions. She explores... Read More →
avatar for Briony M. Lalor

Briony M. Lalor

Program Development and Grants, One Tree Planted
Briony has an interest in developing and sharing knowledge about the ways people can interact with each other, society and the natural environment to advance global sustainability. In 2011 she completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at McGill University where she conducted research into... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 2

3:30pm

The Influence of Indigenous Knowledge on Policy and Practice (90 min) / L’influence des connaissances autochtones sur les politiques et pratiques
Panel Organized by:

Indigenous knowledge can have a large and meaningful impact on policy making, both at the societal level through public policy, as well as through the practices of organizations and individuals that interact with Indigenous populations.

In this session, panelists drawn from industry, academia, and the not-for-profit sectors will describe their experiences working with policy makers, or as policy makers themselves, to incorporate Indigenous knowledge into how organizations and individuals make decisions. Panelists and participants will discuss challenges, opportunities and successes in modifying policies and practices to accommodate Indigenous perspectives and address Indigenous concerns, especially when examining scientifically-based questions and technologies.


Speakers
avatar for Kim TallBear

Kim TallBear

Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta; Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment
Kim TallBear is Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment. She is the author of Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science. She is a regular... Read More →
avatar for Stephen F. Cross

Stephen F. Cross

Director of Applied Research Chair at Conestoga College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning; Associate Professor at the University of Victoria; Adjunct Professor in Vancouver Island University’s Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture
Dr. Stephen Cross received his M.Sc. at the University of Victoria (Canada) in marine quantitative ecology/oceanography and his Ph.D. at the Aquaculture Institute, University of Stirling (Scotland). He is currently Director of Applied Research Chair at Conestoga College Institute... Read More →
avatar for Gary Q Bull

Gary Q Bull

Professor and Head of Forest Resources Management Department, University of British Columbia
Gary Bull is a Professor and Head of Forest Resources Management Department at the University of British Columbia in Canada. He teaches courses in the emerging bio economy and resource economics. He has worked with First Nations in Canada for nearly 20 years in order to bridge the... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 3

3:30pm

Making Science Communication Happen – moving from good intentions to getting the job done (90 min) / Communication scientifique – transformer la volonté de bien faire en travail bien fait
Panel Organized by: Sean Young-Steinberg, NIVA Inc.

While most science and technology-based organizations have a strong desire or obligation to mobilize knowledge for decision makers, stakeholders, and the public, many of them lack the tools, training, or internal resources to do so effectively. In 2019, it is one thing to say that science communication is a priority, and another to make a genuine commitment to developing clear, understandable, and relevant communication products that will connect with your target audiences. Anton Holland has 30 years of experience in helping clients transform complex scientific and technical information into powerful communications. In this mini workshop, he will share some important concepts, best practices, lessons learned, and case studies that will inspire you to finally move forward with delivering messages and narratives that will engage, inform, and motivate action.


Speakers
avatar for Anton Holland

Anton Holland

President and CEO, NIVA Inc.
Anton Holland is the President and CEO of NIVA Inc., Canada’s leading consultancy specializing in scientific, technical, and emergency/risk communication. NIVA helps clients transform complex information into compelling narratives, mobilize raw knowledge into action, and deliver... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 5

5:30pm

Pre-Gala Dinner Reception
Thursday November 14, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Shaw Centre 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa

6:30pm

CSPC 2019 Gala Dinner at the Shaw Centre
Thursday November 14, 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Shaw Centre 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa

9:00pm

Post-Gala Reception
Thursday November 14, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Shaw Centre 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa
 
Friday, November 15
 

7:30am

8:30am

Plenary Session - TBA
Friday November 15, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am
Confederation Ballroom

10:15am

Open Science is transforming the research landscape (40 min) / La science ouverte transforme le paysage de la recherche
Panel Organized by: Damien Chalaud, The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital) / Neuro - Institut et hôpitaux neurologiques de Montréal

Open Science is changing every aspect of the scientific method to become more open, inclusive and interdisciplinary. It is a disruptive shift that affects the whole ‘business cycle’ of doing science and research. The trends are irreversible and they have already grown well beyond individual projects across many disciplines within the research space.

Using The Neuro and the Structural Genomics Consortium as frontier open research case studies, the panel will present the methodologies, the infrastructure for collaboration and the governance that have been employed, and the resulting outcomes and benefits. They will explain how open science can spur innovation and create economic benefits even without a foundational patent.


Moderators
avatar for André Picard

André Picard

Health Columnist, The Globe and Mail

Speakers
avatar for Inez Jabalpurwala

Inez Jabalpurwala

President and Chief Executive Officer, Brain Canada Foundation
Inez Jabalpurwala is the President and CEO of the Brain Canada Foundation, a position she has held since 2001. Brain Canada is a national non-profit organization that supports brain research. In 2011, the Government of Canada committed $100 million in matched funding to establish... Read More →
avatar for Aled Edwards

Aled Edwards

Chief Executive Officer, Structual Genomics Consortium
Aled Edwards is the founding and current CEO of the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC), a public-private charitable partnership that generates research tools and knowledge to support basic science and drug discovery.  The SGC is considered a pioneer of open science.  Since 2003... Read More →
avatar for Alan Bernstein

Alan Bernstein

President and Chief Executive Officer, CIFAR
Alan Bernstein, OC, OOnt, PhD, FRSC is President & CEO of CIFAR a Canadian-based, global, organization that builds global communities of the world’s top researchers, addressing science and humanity’s most important questions.  Dr. Bernstein graduated from the University of Toronto... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 1

10:15am

Lines in the Sand: The Struggle for National Security in a World (40 min) / Lignes tracées dans le sable : la lutte pour la sécurité nationale dans un monde
Panel Organized by: Mike Pereira, David Johnston Research + Technology Park

The world is seeing an unprecedented blurring of national and international boundaries, accelerated by global technologies that are deeply imbedded in infrastructure vital to nations and their citizens. This is playing out in real-time, with complex ramifications we scarcely understand – human behaviour is increasingly monitored, tracked, analyzed, and all too often, manipulated.

How do we protect ourselves from the threat of mis/disinformation? What do we do when the data of citizens is gathered and stored outside our borders? What happens when global technology intersects national security?

This panel takes an interactive dive into what Canadian’s and our government need to consider about the integration of technology into the fabric of our democracy.


Moderators
avatar for Mike Pereira

Mike Pereira

Manager, David Johnston Research + Technology Park
Mike has developed deep expertise in business, communications, and partnerships, working with organizations ranging from global enterprise to tech startups and nonprofits. Prior to managing the David Johnston Research + Technology Park at the University of Waterloo, Mike worked with... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bessma Momani

Bessma Momani

Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation
Bessma Momani is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and has been Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., a visiting scholar at Georgetown University's Mortara Center. She is a 2015 Fellow of the Pierre... Read More →
avatar for Susheel  Gupta

Susheel Gupta

Senior Strategic Operations Advisor - National Security, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Susheel Gupta has built a world-renowned career striving for criminal justice. He has previously served as a Federal Prosecutor with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Special Advisor, Terrorism and Security for the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, Acting Chairperson... Read More →
avatar for Lewis Humphreys

Lewis Humphreys

Managing Director, Cyber Security & Privacy Institute, University of Waterloo
Lewis is a technical social translator. At the Cybersecurity & Privacy Institute we lead one of the best information security research teams in the world with over 40 faculty across all faculties in the University of Waterloo.Lewis brings 20-plus years of international experience... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 2

10:15am

Scientists in the public space: when discussion turns into a media storm (40 min) / Scientifiques dans l'espace public : lorsque la discussion se transforme en tempête médiatique
Panel Organized by: Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec 

As keepers of knowledge, scientists have a responsibility to inform the public about major societal issues.
However, the debate sometimes turns into a media storm: the discussion becomes polarized and enters such emotional territory that it becomes difficult to demonstrate the value of facts and evidence. Despite their desire to maintain a neutral position, scientists’ discourse can be interpreted as bowing to political pressure and lobbying. How can scientists intervene while maintaining their scientific integrity, their private lives and… their mental health? How can institutions support these watchdogs who play a key role in our society? The panelists have all been called on to intervene in the public space on controversial topics such as health, nutrition, climate change. Some have been pressured, others have received personal or professional threats, but all wish to continue working with the public. They will present one of the most challenging situations they have faced and discuss the best ways to navigate through media turbulence. The discussion will lead to the joint publication of an editorial on the place of scientists, facts and data in public controversies.


Moderators
avatar for Rémi Quirion

Rémi Quirion

Chief Scientist of Quebec

Speakers
avatar for Katie Gibbs

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 →
avatar for Olivier Bernard

Olivier Bernard

Health Columnist, The Pharmafist
As a professional pharmacist, Olivier Bernard practises since 2004 in a community setting. He holds a master’s degree in research in the field of pharmacogenetics (2006).Since 2012, he has been devoted to scientific communication activities for the general public and for the health... Read More →
avatar for Mehrdad Hariri

Mehrdad Hariri

President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Science Policy Center
Mehrdad Hariri is the founder and CEO of the Canadian Science Policy Centre, leading not-profit HUB for science, technology and innovation policy in Canada. He is also a member of the Innovation Leadership Council (ILC) of Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA), a board member... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 3

10:15am

Short Talk Series
  • Translating Research to Impact Policy – Our Journey in Concussion Policy in Canada / Appliquer la recherche pour forger les politiques – Notre parcours dans la politique sur les commotions cérébrales au Canada
  • Mobilizing Change from Within: A Case Study on Gender Equity and Internal Research Funding / Mobiliser le changement à l'interne : une étude de cas sur l'équité entre les sexes et le financement de la recherche internationale
  • Global Governance and Emerging 'High-Risk' Technologies / Gouvernance mondiale et technologies émergentes à haut risque
  • Wikipedia Editing & Edit-A-Thons: A Form of Science Advocacy / Révision et Rédact-o-thons Wikipedia : une forme de promotion des sciences
  • Journal of Science Policy & Governance: Engaging Students & Early Career Researchers in S&T policy / Journal of Science Policy & Governance : Mobiliser les étudiants et les chercheurs en début de carrière en politique scientifique et technologique
  • Why pro-LGBT policies can turn out to be Innovation policies? Evidence-based arguments to support diversity in Canada. / Pourquoi les politiques pro-LGBT peuvent-elles s'avérer être des politiques en matière d'innovation? Arguments fondés sur des données probantes pour appuyer la diversité au Canada.

Speakers
avatar for Farah Qaiser

Farah Qaiser

Graduate Student, University of Toronto; President, Toronto Science Policy Network
Farah Qaiser is a graduate student, science advocate and science communicator. Farah is currently completing a Master’s degree at University of Toronto’s Molecular Genetics department, where she uses DNA sequencing to better understand complex neurological disorders. When not... Read More →
avatar for Nathan Alexander Sears

Nathan Alexander Sears

PhD Candidate in Political Science, University of Toronto
Nathan Alexander Sears is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at The University of Toronto. Before beginning his PhD, he was a Professor of International Relations at the Universidad de Las Américas, Quito. His research focuses on international security and the existential threats... Read More →
avatar for Jean-Christophe (JC) Mauduit

Jean-Christophe (JC) Mauduit

PhD, Lecturer in Science Diplomacy, Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, University College London, UK
Jean-Christophe (JC) Mauduit is JSPG's Director of International Engagement. By day, JC serves as a Visiting Scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC. He was most recently Deputy Director of the Science Diplomacy Center at The Fletcher... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Russell-Minda

Elizabeth Russell-Minda

Research Development Officer, Western University
Elizabeth is a Research Development Officer at Western University (London, Ontario) where she assists researchers craft strong proposal narratives and build productive partnerships for research funding. An active member of the Canadian Association of Research Administrators (CARA... Read More →
SM

Sandhya Mylabathula

CIHR Fellow, Public Health Policy
SM

Swapna Mylabathula

MD/PhD Candidate and McLaughlin Scholar
avatar for Renan Gadoni Canaan

Renan Gadoni Canaan

Visiting Researcher, Carleton University
Mr. Canaan is a young Brazilian leader who devotes his time to understanding scientific and technological policies around the world. He has worked with biotech companies and holds an M.Sc. in Technology Innovation. Canaan is a visiting researcher at the Political Science department... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Room 4

10:15am

Mapping dynamic research ecosystems: tapping into new indicators, big data, and emerging technologies (90 min) / Mappage des écosystèmes de recherche dynamiques : exploiter les nouveaux indicateurs, les mégadonnées, et les technologies émergentes
Panel Organized by: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada / Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie

Researchers and granting councils are facing a growing deluge of data, which creates both challenges and opportunities. This interactive panel will engage different perspectives on the future of research data analytics and on how new technologies like artificial intelligence can be leveraged to visualize dynamic research ecosystems. What data gaps remain, and how can diverse data sources be pooled to be inclusive of diverse researchers and research outputs? NSERC is interested in better understanding the Canadian research landscape, to identify gaps and overlaps, as well as to ensure that emerging disciplines are not lost in the cracks between disciplinary silos.

Les chercheur(e)s et organismes subventionnaires font face à un déluge de données, ce qui crée des défis et des opportunités. Ce panel interactif abordera différentes perspectives sur l'avenir defis;analyse de données de recherche et l’exploitation des nouvelles technologies telles que intelligence artificielle pour visualiser des écosystèmes de recherche dynamiques. Quelles sont les lacunes dans les données et
comment être inclusif de tous les chercheur(e)s et produits de recherche? Le CRSNG souhaite mieux comprendre l’environnement de la recherche au Canada, pour cerner les lacunes et veiller à ce que les disciplines émergentes ne se perdent pas entre les silos disciplinaires.


Moderators
avatar for Eric M. Meslin

Eric M. Meslin

President and CEO, Council of Canadian Academies
Eric joined the CCA in 2016 after 30 years in university and government settings, including the previous 15 years at Indiana University where he was Founding Director of the IU Center for Bioethics, Associate Dean for Bioethics in the IU School of Medicine, and Professor of Medicine... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Xiaodan Zhu

Xiaodan Zhu

Assistant Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen's University
Dr. Xiaodan Zhu is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering(ECE), Queen’s University, Canada. His research interests include Natural Language Processing, DeepLearning, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Zhu received his Ph.D... Read More →
avatar for Adam Bradley

Adam Bradley

Research Scientist, Visualization for Information Analysis Lab (Vialab), Ontario Tech University
For the past ten years, Dr. Adam Bradley has been researching how to manipulate texts in a digital world.Broadly speaking, his work is focused on using data visualization, natural language processing, and machine learning to augment the work flows of scholars in ways that provide... Read More →
avatar for Stefanie Haustein

Stefanie Haustein

Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa’s School of Information Studies
Dr. Stefanie Haustein is an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Information Studies, where she teaches research methods and evaluation, knowledge organization, information visualization, social network analysis, and publishing business. Her research focuses... Read More →
avatar for Ana Cristina Amoroso das Neves

Ana Cristina Amoroso das Neves

Director of the Department for the Information Society, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (Portugal’s Science and Technology Foundation)
Ms. Ana Cristina Amoroso das Neves is Director of the Department for the Information Society at the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (Portugal’s Science and Technology Foundation), where she is responsible for the coordination of Information Society Public Policies... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Room 5

11:00am

Artificial Intelligence: Building Resilience Against Cyber Threats (40 min) / Intelligence artificielle : accroître la résilience contre les cybermenaces
Panel Organized by: Simon Fraser University

The complexity and speed at which the cyber domain has evolved has taken society by surprise. Government, industry and citizens of nations around the globe are scrambling to understand cyberspace and, more importantly, how to manage the security challenges it poses. Breaches are inevitable. The question is how do we mitigate these risks and build long-term resiliency.

This panel presents a roadmap for public and private institutions to respond to the growing complexities of cybersecurity and public infrastructure. It will explore how advances in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and coalitions of partners from government, industry, universities and non-profits can increase the capacity of all sectors to assess and mitigate risks from a technological, organizational process and individual perspective.

Moderators
avatar for Uwe Glässer

Uwe Glässer

Professor, Computing Science, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Uwe Glässer is a professor of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. His research interests range from formal engineering methods for mathematical modeling of discrete dynamic systems to interdisciplinary applications of computer science in situation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Zalina Gappoeva

Zalina Gappoeva

Principal Security Architect, Cyber Security Solution Architecture
As Principal Security Architect at the Bank of Canada, Zalina Gappoeva provides technical leadership to the IT Security Solution Architecture team, promoting new and innovative technologies to proactively monitor and address evolving security threats. Since joining the Bank of Canada... Read More →
avatar for Dominic Vogel

Dominic Vogel

Founder & Chief Strategist, Cyber.sc
As Founder & Chief Strategist at CyberSC, Dominic Vogel holds a proven track record within cyber security across multitude of industries (financial services, logistics, transportation, healthcare, government, telecommunications, and critical infrastructure). Dominic actively participates... Read More →
avatar for Zahra Zohrevand

Zahra Zohrevand

Senior Member Of Technical Staff, Oracle Labs
Zahra Zohrevand is a PhD candidate at Simon Fraser University (SFU) doing research on a variety of statistical and machine learning prediction and anomaly detection algorithms to design and develop an almost fully automatic, comprehensive, and reliable cyber-attack detection framework... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 1

11:00am

Eating right, living better: Building healthier food systems worldwide (40 min) / Bien manger, vivre mieux : bâtir des systèmes alimentaires plus sains à travers le monde
Panel Organized by: International Development Research Centre (IDRC) / Centre de recherche pour le développement international (CRDI)

Over the past five decades, global food systems and human diets have changed substantially. The food people eat—and the policies, economies, and natural ecosystems necessary to sustain these diets—profoundly impact the health and sustainability of communities worldwide.

Join our expert panel for a discussion about the bold and innovative actions that are improving health, preventing chronic disease, and ultimately promoting human development and environmental wellbeing. From improved food marketing regulations and better labeling policies for prepackaged foods, to community mobilization of farmers, schools, and grassroots organizations, policymakers are drawing on evidence- backed development research to make concrete progress.


Moderators
avatar for Greg Hallen

Greg Hallen

Program Leader, Food, Environment and Health, International Development Research Centre
Greg Hallen leads the Food, Environment and Health program at the International Development research Centre (IDRC), Canada. The goal of this program is to develop evidence, innovations, and policies to improve health, build healthier food systems, and prevent non- communicable and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mary L’Abbé

Mary L’Abbé

Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Dr. Mary L’Abbé is a Professor at the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, at theUniversity of Toronto, where she leads a research group on Food and Nutrition Policy for Population Health. She was formerly Earle W. McHenry Professor and Chair.Dr. L’Abbé is... Read More →
avatar for Camila Corvalan

Camila Corvalan

Coordinator, Center for Research in Food Environments and Nutrition-Related Chronic Diseases (CIAPEC), University of Chile
Dr. Camila Corvalan is a medical doctor and epidemiologist trained in nutrition. Her primary interest is human growth and development and the early prevention of obesity and non-communicable chronic diseases.Dr. Corvalan coordinates the Center for Research in Food Environments and... Read More →
avatar for Alafia Samuels

Alafia Samuels

Director of the Chronic Disease Research Centre of the Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR); Deputy Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies, Barbados.
Dr. Thelma Alafia Samuels is the Director, Chronic Disease Research Centre of the Caribbean Institute forHealth Research (CAIHR), and the Deputy Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of MedicalSciences, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus Barbados. Dr. Samuels... Read More →
avatar for Julien Soliba Manga

Julien Soliba Manga

Master's candidate in Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, TRANSNUT WHO CC, Université de Montréal
Dr. Julien Manga obtained his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal in 2004. He worked as a public health doctor with Senegal’s Ministry of Health from 2008 to 2012.Dr. Manga obtained a Master's degree in Public... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 2

11:00am

Fighting the opioid crisis by reducing stigma in the media and using media to reduce stigma (40 min) / Fighting the opioid crisis by reducing stigma in the media and using media to reduce stigma.
Panel Organized by: Sarah Everts, School of Journalism & Communication, Carleton University / Université Carleton

Canada is in the midst of a grave and growing opioid crisis. Since January 2016, more than 10,300 Canadian lives have been lost due to opioid overdoses, and the death rate is still on the rise. Reducing stigma about opioid use is consistently listed as an essential component of any strategy for fighting this complex crisis, by both government agencies and organizations that advocate on behalf of people who use drugs. Panelists will discuss what journalists can do to reduce stigma in their reporting, as well as how new media and social media platforms can be used to fight opioid stigma.

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Everts

Sarah Everts

TV Chair in Digital Science Journalism, Carleton University School of Journalism and Communication
Prior to her role at Carleton, Sarah spent more than a decade in Berlin, Germany, reporting on science and technology for a variety of publications including Scientific American, New Scientist, Smithsonian, Chemical & Engineering News and others.

Speakers
avatar for Gord Garner

Gord Garner

Executive Director, Community Addictions Peer Support Association
CAPSA’s work led by Gord has included multiple social media campaigns to reduce stigma. CAPSA also host multiple public events which include education on substance use disorders, stigma and person first language. CAPSA also collaborates nationally and internationally to raise awareness... Read More →
avatar for Kim Kellemans

Kim Kellemans

Senior Instructor & Chair of the Department of Neuroscience, Carleton University
Kim has been acknowledged with numerous awards that recognize her passion and enthusiasm for teaching, and for her innovative development of multimedia that foster learning and reduce stigma related to mental health and addiction. She is the co-host of the popular podcast “Minding... Read More →
avatar for Garth Mullins

Garth Mullins

Drug user activist and award-winning radio documentarian
He is host and executive producer of the Crackdown Podcast where drug users cover the drug war as war correspondents. This is Garth’s second overdose crisis. He used injection heroin for over a decade and is now on methadone. He is a member of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug... Read More →
avatar for Carly Weeks

Carly Weeks

Health Reporter, Globe and Mail
Carly has spent 12 years on staff with the Globe and Mail in Toronto. In that role she has covered the opioid crisis, the antivax movement, the obesity crisis and pharmaceutical drug policy. Prior to her time at the Globe, she was based in Ottawa, as a Parliamentary reporter specializing... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 3

1:00pm

What future for young science policy practitioners? (40 min) / Quel est l'avenir des jeunes spécialistes de la politique scientifique?
Panel Organized by: Jean-Christophe Mauduit | American Association for the Advancement of Science

This session aims to highlight how young practitioners can participate in science policy and diplomacy, both domestically and internationally. The panel will feature young speakers involved in science policy at academic institutions, non-profits, governments and the UN system. They will address the intergenerational issue and challenges that young practitioners face and will provide their own view of what solutions can be implemented to provide more opportunities and career paths and will also provide their own vision for what they believe the future holds.

Speakers
avatar for Donovan Guttieres

Donovan Guttieres

Organizing Partner, UN Major Group for Children & Youth
Donovan Guttieres is Organizing Partner for the UN Major Group for Children & Youth (UN MGCY) and former Focal Point for its Science-Policy Interface Platform. He is a research scientist at the MIT Institute for Data, Systems and Society (IDSS). He holds a Masters Degree from the... Read More →
avatar for Jean-Christophe (JC) Mauduit

Jean-Christophe (JC) Mauduit

PhD, Lecturer in Science Diplomacy, Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, University College London, UK
Jean-Christophe (JC) Mauduit is JSPG's Director of International Engagement. By day, JC serves as a Visiting Scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC. He was most recently Deputy Director of the Science Diplomacy Center at The Fletcher... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Gruver-Barr

Patricia Gruver-Barr

Research & Innovation Attaché, Québec Government Office in Boston
Patricia Gruver-Barr is the Research & Innovation Attaché at the Québec Government Office in Boston, where she facilitates research and technology partnerships between Québec and the United States. She also serves as the co-chair of the Science & Technology Diplomatic Circle in... Read More →
avatar for Tina Gruosso

Tina Gruosso

Scientist, Forbius
Tina is a passionate scientist who completed her PhD in Paris and her postdoctoral fellowship in Montreal in oncology and tumor microenvironment. Tina is now a scientist at Forbius, a clinical stage biotech company in Montreal. Tina is an advocate for evidence-based policymaking... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Room 1

1:00pm

Examining the Role of Data Trusts in Smart Cities Governance (90 min) / Examiner le rôle des dépôts de données dans la gestion des villes intelligentes
Panel Organized by: Monique Crichlow, Compute Ontario | Dr. David Castle, School of Public Administration & Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

Smart cities leverage data-intensive technologies like the Internet of Things collecting vast amounts of data from public spaces. In Canada, policymakers are grappling with a rapidly shifting dynamic between advancing innovation strategies and ensuring the public good. Data trusts have emerged as a possible solution for managing the vast amount of data that smart cities will generate, in a way that provides accountability for a wide variety of stakeholders with different interests.

Examining the data governance models proposed by Smart Cities Challenge winners Nunavut Communities and the City of Guelph and Wellington County, this panel will draw on a variety of perspectives to discuss the merits of data trusts, and policy considerations to support the accountable advancement of data exchange within the context of the smart city.


Moderators
avatar for David Castle

David Castle

Professor, School of Public Administration and Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria
David Castle is a Professor in the School of Public Administration and the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria. He recently served as Vice-President, Research at UVic, and was previously the Director of the Innogen Institute at the University of Edinburgh. With... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Monique Crichlow

Monique Crichlow

Director, Strategy & Policy Development, Compute Ontario
Monique Crichlow is Director, Strategy & Policy Development at Compute Ontario, a publicly funded organization that coordinates supercomputing for research. She has extensive experience supporting transformational projects within the public sector and brings with her significant skill... Read More →
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Teresa Scassa

Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy, University of Ottawa
Dr. Teresa Scassa is the Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. She is the Chair of the Canadian Statistics Advisory Council, a member of the Canadian Advisory Council on Artificial Intelligence, and a member of the Digital... Read More →
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Ryan Oliver

Executive Director, Pinnguaq Association
Ryan Oliver is the executive director of Pinnguaq Association, an organization he started in 2012 in Pangnirtung. Nunavut.  It now has offices in Nunavut, Ontario and British Columbia.   Pinnguaq Association, a not-for-profit organization, incorporates STEAM (Science, Technology... Read More →
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Angela Orasch

PhD Candidate, McMaster University
Angela Orasch is a PhD candidate in the Political Science program at McMaster University. Currently, her research is situated within the field of urban/municipal policy and governance, examining the political economy of smart cities in North America. She recently developed and taught... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 2

1:00pm

Fishing for Open Science Innovation – Should Canada join cOAlition/Plan S? (90 min) / Explorer l'innovation en science ouverte – Le Canada devrait-il joindre se joindre à la coalition/aux plans?
Panel Organized by: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council | Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council | Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Canada’s three federal granting agencies (NSERC, CIHR and SSHRC) promote and encourage open science through policies like the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications and the upcoming Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy. At CSPC, the agencies want to hear from you, in the interactive Open Science Fishbowl! We invite you to join our panelists in the Fishbowl to discuss, debate, pose new questions, and pitch new ideas. The Fishbowl will start on the benefits, challenges, and feasibility of Plan S (in which all publications funded by public grants are immediately open access) for Canada. From there it’s up to you!

Les trois organismes subventionnaires fédéraux du Canada (CRSNG, IRSC et CRSH) encouragent la science ouverte par le biais de politiques sur le libre accès aux publications et sur la gestion des données de recherche. Maintenant, on veut vous entendre! Rejoignez nos panélistes dans le Bocal de Science Ouverte pour discuter, débattre, poser vos questions et proposer vos idées. On débutera par une discussion sur les avantages, les défis et la faisabilité du Plan S (où toutes les publications financées par des subventions publiques doivent être immédiatement en accès libre) au Canada. La suite dépend de vous!



Moderators
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Kevin Fitzgibbons

Executive Director of the Corporate Planning and Policy Division, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Kevin Fitzgibbons is Executive Director of the Corporate Planning and Policy Division at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). He works to support NSERC’s role in federal science, technology and innovation policy, to drive strategic and integrated... Read More →

Speakers
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David Sweeney

Executive Chair, Research England
After studying Statistics at the University of Aberdeen, Dr. David Sweeney worked at two BBSRC research institutes, as a consultant statistician. David was a Director at Royal Holloway, University of London, before moving into university leadership as Vice-Principal in 2004. He joined... Read More →
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Angela Holzer

Programme Officer, Scientific Library Services and Information Systems, German Research Foundation
Dr. Angela Holzer was born in Germany, trained as a humanist scholar in Germany, Italy and the US. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University. She has worked for DFG (German Research Foundation) in various capacities and has been responsible for strategic development and funding... Read More →
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Monica Granados

Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow; Policy Analyst at Environment and Climate Change Canada
Dr. Monica Granados is currently a Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow working as Policy Analyst at Environment and Climate Change Canada in open science. As a Policy Analyst, Monica is supporting the open science commitment in the 2018-2020 National Action Plan on Open Government... Read More →
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Suzanne Kettley

Executive Director, Canadian Science Publishing
Suzanne Kettley is the Executive Director of Canadian Science Publishing (CSP), Canada’s not-for-profit leader in mobilizing scientific knowledge and publisher of 24 journals including FACETS, Canada’s first multidisciplinary open access science journal. With three decades of... Read More →
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Dominique Roche

Postdoctoral Researcher, Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Lab, Carleton University
Dr. Dom Roche is a postdoctoral researcher in the Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Lab at Carleton University and an active member of the open science community. He is an ambassador for the data repository Figshare and the Center for Open Science, and publishes regularly open... Read More →
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Guy Rouleau

Director, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
Over the last 25 years, Dr. Guy Rouleau and his team have focused on identifying the genes causing several neurological and psychiatric diseases, including autism, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, hereditary neuropathies, epilepsy and schizophrenia, as well as providing a better understanding... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 3

1:00pm

Empowering youth through self-led and experiential learning (90 min) / Habileter les jeunes au moyen de l'autoapprentissage et de l'apprentissage par l'expérience
Panel Organized by: Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation / Ingenium – Musée des sciences et de la technologie du Canada

We are all born with a natural instinct to learn and explore. Self-led and experiential learning are powerful tools for education, as they promote personal reflection and a deeper connection with the world. Panelists will explore programs which design fun, immersive opportunities for young people to enjoy learning by doing. How can we scaffold self-directed learning to encourage the development of skills that young people will need in the future? And how can these approaches to learning empower the youth of today to tackle the biggest challenges in the world, such as climate change, food security and space exploration?

Moderators
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Christina Tessier

President & CEO, Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation

Speakers
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Céline Auclair

Co-Founder, First Peoples Innovation Center
Co-fondatrice du Centre d’Innovation des Premiers Peuples et gestionnaire principale du FabLab ONAKI, madame Auclair détient un doctorat en Relations Internationales de l’Institut des Hautes Études Internationales de Genève et d’une maîtrise en développement régional de... Read More →
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Mary Anne Moser

President and CEO, Telus Spark Calgary
Mary Anne Moser was appointed in March as Telus Spark’s new President and CEO. She has more than 25 years of experience in entrepreneurial roles where science meets society. Ten years ago, Mary Anne co-founded Beakerhead, an international first that brings people together at the... Read More →
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Diana Wang-Martin

Chemistry teacher, STEM Teacher Advisor and International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Coordinator, Glenforest Secondary School
Diana Wang-Martin is a chemistry teacher, STEM Teacher Advisor and International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Coordinator at Glenforest Secondary School in Mississauga.  Diana is a strong proponent of STEM Education and “Four Cs” learning.  Under her supervision and guidance... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Room 4

1:00pm

SING'ing Indigenous Technoscience: An Encounter with the Summer internship for INdigenous peoples in Genomics Canada (3 hour demonstration) / SING'ing la technoscience autochtone : une rencontre avec Summer internship for INdigenous peoples in Genomics Ca
Panel Organized by: Jessica Kolopenuk, University of Alberta / Université de l'Alberta

SING’ing Indigenous Technoscience uses digital story-telling to introduce viewers to the Summer internship for INdigenous peoples in Genomics Canada (SING Canada). A series of recorded interviews with SING Canada participants and faculty explain why Indigenous-led technoscientific research and training are vital for operationalizing Indigenous knowledge in science policy. Using art exhibition as a medium to transport the stories of SING Canada and its people, the CSPC audience will meet and hear from the next generation of Indigenous scientists and policy makers: those who are changing national and international conversations about genomics.

Moderators
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Jessica Kolopenuk

Assistant Professor Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta
Jessica Kolopenuk (Cree, Peguis First Nation) is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. Her doctoral project, The Science of Indigeneity: DNA Beyond Ancestry is a study of how, in Canada, genomic knowledge is impacting what it means to... Read More →
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Julia Krolik

Founder, Pixels and Plans | Art the Science
Julia Krolik is an information designer, data scientist, artist and entrepreneur. Her diverse background enables a rare cross-disciplinary empathy and she continuously advocates for effective research communication with the public. Formally educated in the sciences, her work includes... Read More →

Friday November 15, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 5

1:45pm

Panel - TBA (40 min)
Friday November 15, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Westin Hotel

1:45pm

Supports for women entrepreneurs: discussion on existing knowledge, research and innovative methods to dismantle barriers (40 min) / Soutien pour les femmes entrepreneurs : discussion sur les connaissances actuelles, la recherche et les nouvelles méthodes
Panel Organized by: Dr. Wendy Cukier | Ryerson Diversity Institute

This panel will examine the current state of entrepreneurship, barriers that women and diverse groups face, and evidence-based strategies to drive change and the enablers to an inclusive innovation ecosystem at the macro, meso, and micro levels. The discussion will explore new methods making Canada’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem more inclusive for women and other under-represented groups as understanding the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem is of growing importance to jurisdictions around the world. Panelists will also share new insights from the newly-formed the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH).

Friday November 15, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Room 1

2:45pm

Closing Plenary - Municipalities: terrain for innovation / Municipalités : terrain pour l'innovation
Panel Organized by: Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec 

As the level of government closest to the people, municipalities make decisions that have a direct impact on all our daily lives and can form the starting point for major societal change. What are the distinctive features of this political terrain when it comes to governance and decision making, and what is the place of science advice, research and innovation in this environment? The panelists—elected officials, municipal employees and researchers—will demonstrate the unique characteristics of municipal administration and politics, and the research and innovation needs that arise from them.

En tant que palier gouvernemental le plus proche de la population, les municipalités sont amenées à prendre des décisions ayant un impact direct sur notre quotidien et peuvent former le point de départ de grands changements de société. Qu’est-ce qui distingue les villes en matière de gouvernance et de prise de décision, et quelle est la place du conseil scientifique, de la recherche et de l’innovation dans cet espace politique? Les panélistes – élus, employés municipaux et chercheurs - expliqueront les particularités de l’administration et de la politique municipales, et les besoins en faits et données probantes qui en émergent.



Moderators
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Rémi Quirion

Chief Scientist of Quebec

Speakers
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Julie-Maud Normandin

Co-director, research and communications, Cité-ID Living-lab
Julie-Maude Normandin holds a Master’s of Public Administration from the École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP), and is currently completing a doctorate on the design and implementation of public policies in resilience. Her research deals with policies to manage risk... Read More →
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Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin

Mayor of Gatineau
Native of Buckingham, Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin has a master’s degree in regional development from the Université du Québec en Outaouais. The focus of his studies was the relationship between the Outaouais and Ottawa. Involved in his community for a great many years, he was elected... Read More →
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Nancy Deziel

CEO, CNETE; City Councillor for District de la rivière, City of Shawinigan
Ms. Nancy Déziel has been working actively with the College Centres for the Transfer of Technologies (CCTTs) for over 26 years. Holder of a DEC Analytical Chemistry, Ms. Déziel started as a laboratory technician, moving to quality lead, project lead, business development officer... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Confederation Ballroom