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Thursday, November 25 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
921: Enablers to collaborative science infrastructure

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Organized by: Public Services and Procurement Canada – Laboratories Canada

The federal science community has long identified barriers to science excellence, collaboration and innovation in Canada. Laboratories Canada has announced a new strategic approach to federal science with the vision of creating a more integrated and agile approach to building federal laboratories. This panel brings together experts to advise Laboratories Canada in creating enabling conditions and solutions to address institutional and governance barriers. Many of these barriers -  ranging from public participation, security issues, safeguarding intellectual property -  are not new issues, but we may finally have the platform to start pulling them down or doing things entirely differently.

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Natalka Cmoc

Director General of Science and Policy, Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada
She works with science based departments and agencies to collectively ensure science leadership and integrity is at the forefront of policy and program development for Canadian federal laboratories, including oversight, strategic policy and operational advice on cross-cutting science... Read More →

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Roseann O’Reilly Runte

President and CEO, Canada Foundation for Innovation
She has led a number of universities in Canada and the U.S. and has served on many boards including the National Bank of Canada, LifeNet, the Club of Rome, Jean Coutu, and as President of the Canadian Commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization... Read More →
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Walter T. Dixon

Associate Vice President (Research and Priority Initiatives), Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Alberta
Walter liaises with funding agencies and government, and helps foster and build research collaborations. He also oversees the university's Postdoctoral Fellows Office, Academic Visitors' Office and Research Ethics Office.  A professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, Walter... Read More →
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Hope Weiler

Researcher in the Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada
She leads a program on fat-soluble vitamins, with specific emphasis on vitamin D.  She is also adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at McGill University and held a Canada Research Chair from 2005 to 2018.  She was Associate Professor at the... Read More →
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Malcolm Campbell

Vice-President (Research), University of Guelph
Dr. Malcolm Campbell is a distinguished scholar and accomplished plant genome biologist, who oversees an active research group; serves on journal editorial boards as well as scientific and non-scientific advisory boards; and advises governmental, non-governmental, private sector... Read More →
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Catalina Lopez-Correa

Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer, CanCOGeN
Executive Director of a $40M initiative to advance the use of genomics to help us understand and control the COVID19 pandemic. She has worked in research and innovation for more than 20 years, in 7 different countries, in the academic and private sectors. She has worked with different... Read More →
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Fred Wrona

Professor in Integrated Watershed Science, University of Calgary
Previous Chief Scientist and ADM of the Environmental Monitoring and Science Division for Alberta Environment and Parks. Fred has more than 30 years of environmental research and science policy linkage experience in Canada and internationally working with Indigenous communities, academia... Read More →

Thursday November 25, 2021 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST