Canadian Science Policy Centre - Conference 2010

UPDATE!: The CSPC Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the addition of Hon. Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) for a special Keynote Lunch address on Thursday, October 21/2010.


Featured Speakers

CSPC will provide a unique opportunity for various science policy stakeholders to get together at the national level to network and discuss the present and the future of science policy in Canada, a future based on a strong and dynamic science policy community that projects an innovative Canada for all Canadians. Building upon this mandate and the immense success of last fall's CSPC 2009 in Toronto, which was hailed by Nature Magazine as "the hope for Canadian science policy", we are pleased to introduce CSPC 2010. This year's themes will include:

The two and a half day bilingual event will also feature more than 60 expert speakers on 15 panels across 5 themes: (colours of themes below correspond with the colour of session titles in the Agenda)

  • Increasing Canadian productivity using science and technology
  • Global perspectives in science and technology
  • Creating and retaining scientific talent in Canada
  • Major issues in Canadian science policy
  • A glance at Bioscience in Canada

Click here for an Agenda at a Glance

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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Nina V. Fedoroff

Willaman Professor of the Life Sciences and Evan Pugh Professor, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Penn State University, Distinguished Visiting Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and Member, External Faculty, The Santa Fe Institute

Nina V. Fedoroff, a leading geneticist and molecular biologist, is the Willaman Professor of Life Sciences and Evan Pugh Professor of Biology at the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Pennsylvania State University. Fedoroff is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the European Academy of Sciences, as well as other scientific associations. Fedoroff has received several awards and honors, including the 2006 National Medal of Science and the New York Academy of Sciences’ Outstanding Contemporary Woman Scientist award in 1992. She is currently a member of the Science Steering Committee of the Santa Fe Institute and the Board of Directors of the Sigma-Aldrich Chemical Company.




Honourable Marc Garneau

Member of Parliament, Westmount - Ville-Marie, QC
First Canadian Astronaut in Space
Former President of the Canadian Space Agency

Marc Garneau has served his country his entire professional career, beginning with the Canadian Navy and then as an astronaut and President of the Canadian Space Agency , and now in political life. Garneau resigned from the Canadian Space Agency to run under the Liberal banner in Vaudreuil–Soulanges in 2006. After the last federal elections, he remained very involved in politics and played a determining role in the Liberal Renewal Commission by drafting its Science and Technology position paper. He also helped draft a number of resolutions aimed at clarifying the Canadian mission in Afghanistan, the resolution of fiscal unbalance and the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol.