05 September 2012

Council of Canadian Academies to release report on The State of Science and Technology in Canada 27 September

I have had the privilege of serving over the past year or so on the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on the State of Science and Technology in Canada. The findings from this work will be released on 27 September at the Economic Club of Canada in Ottawa. Eliot Phillipson, chair of the Expert Panel, will launch the report with a talk titled Science And Technology In Canada: Where Do We Stand?:
The Council of Canadian Academies is releasing an evidence-based assessment on the State of Science and Technology in Canada. This assessment was conducted by an 18-member expert panel of distinguished and multi-disciplinary experts from Canada and abroad. The Panel has developed a comprehensive assessment of the state of S&T in Canada, with a focus on research performed in the higher education sector, as well as in the not-for-profit and government sectors. The Panel’s report provides an authoritative assessment of Canada’s overall S&T strengths, as compared with international peers. It also addresses improvements and/or declines in research fields, highlights emerging areas of S&T, and provides insights on provincial areas of strength and specialization. The collective findings are comprehensive and represent one of the most in-depth examinations of Canadian S&T ever undertaken.

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