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

Anti-Aging Supplements You Need to Take

The skin is the largest organ on the body and not only does it reflect one's complexion but it also shows the age of an individual. From childhood to adulthood, every person strives to ensure their skin stays healthy, wrinkle free, scar free and spot free.

Life does not afford all these luxuries and you will find yourself exposed to different elements which will promote skin aging. When you get to spend countless hours in the sun especially when sun bathing at the beach or by the pool, the UV rays from the sun get to increase the rate of aging as well as leading to illnesses like skin cancer.

Below are anti-aging supplements you need to take:

Vitamin C
This is the most abundant anti-aging supplement that is found in nature especially in fruits like oranges. While it is plenty in nature, it does not contain the required amount for the body especially to help in preventing skin aging. According to studies conducted by researchers, oral and topical Vitamin C supplements have been found to decrease the rate of oxidative stress on the skin cells. This has been found to help in ensuring that the cells get to grow normally.

Vitamin C supplements help the skin to regenerate and produce healthier skin cells by pumping brakes on wrinkle formation therefore making one’s complexion to be more vibrant. Medical experts recommend 100 mg of Vitamin C supplement to help in fighting skin aging making you to look young even when you age.

Vitamin E
As you go about your duties in life, you get to expose yourself to the sun and other harmful elements and pollutants from the air. Thanks to Vitamin E supplements which are known to contain anti-inflammatory and anti oxidant properties, you can finally protect your skin and ensure your health. Anti oxidants properties help in fighting free radicals which are known to cause injuries to cells making them to grow abnormally.

Thanks to the anti inflammatory and anti oxidant properties in the supplement, it will help in skin regeneration and cell turnover which is a process where dead skin cells slough off and become healthier and radiant. The supplement helps to protect the skin from UV rays of the sun that promote wrinkle formation and age spots.

Coenzyme Q10
Having wrinkles on the skin is not a good sight even though one is aging. Coenzyme Q10 is similar to Vitamin C and E. It helps to contribute to the overall health and appearance of the skin. It is rich in anti oxidants which allow the cell to turn over and also reduce cellular damage.

If you are looking for the ultimate youthful skin booster, Coenzyme Q10 is the supplement for you. Trials have been conducted around the world and it has shown promises of reducing wrinkle depth, volume and area within a few weeks. The recommended dose for the supplement is 200mg.

Polypodium Leucotomos Extract
The supplement helps to protect the skin against sun damage, discoloration and sagging. The extract is derived from a Central American fern variety. When taken, it works in the body by helping to preserve human skin fibroblast which help in building and restoring collagen that helps to combat wrinkle and sagging skin.

The extract's active ingredients also help to prevent sun damage by increasing the dose of UV radiations which make the skin to burn. This in turn helps to reduce the onset of skin cancer as well as providing an even skin tone.

Final Thoughts
If you are looking for the perfect anti-aging supplements that will help to ensure the health of your skin as well as prevent the onset of wrinkles and skin cancer, you need to consume Vitamin C, E, Coenzyme Q10 and polypodium Leucotomos extract.

Click here for an Agenda at a Glance

For a more detailed Agenda go to the Agenda Quick Link tab.

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.