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Paul Dufour

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Paul Dufour has been senior adviser in science policy with several Canadian agencies and organizations over the course of the past 35 years. Among these: senior program specialist with the International Development Research Centre, and interim Executive Director at the former Office of the National Science Advisor to the Canadian Government advising on international S&T matters and broad questions of R&D policy directions for the country. He is a member of Science and Policy Exchange board as well as the Mitacs Science Policy Fellows advisory board and was on the Gold Medal winning Canadian International Polar Year National Committee. Mr Dufour was an investment committee member for Grand Challenges Canada on global health for several years.

Born in Montreal, Mr. Dufour was educated at McGill, the Université de Montreal and Concordia University in the history of science and science policy, and has had practical S&T policy experience for over three decades having been with such bodies as the Science Council of Canada, Ministry of State for Science and Technology, Foreign Affairs, and special adviser to the Prime Minister's Advisory Council on S&T.

Dufour lectures regularly on science policy, has authored numerous articles on international S&T relations and Canadian innovation policy. He is series co-editor of the Cartermill Guides to World Science and is the author of the Canada chapter for the UNESCO 2015 Science Report. More recently he has co-edited books on the history of the Science Council of Canada (with Jeff Kinder) and the value of science in society and culture (with Agnes Herzberg).

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, November 13
 

8:00am EST