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Monday, November 22 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
136: Advancing Scientific Integrity in Government: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities

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Organized by: University of Ottawa / Office of the Chief Science Advisor

In 2018, the Office of the Chief Science Advisor, in collaboration with the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, released the Model Policy on Scientific Integrity (mSIP). This panel will (a) report on subsequent progress on scientific integrity in the Government of Canada; (b) explore from multiple perspectives some of the challenges – some old, some new - to advancing a culture of scientific integrity in government; and (c) identify potential opportunities for surmounting these challenges, all with a view to gathering insights to inform Version 2.0 of the mSIP.

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Scott Findlay

Professor, Researcher in Residence at the Office of the Chief Science Advisor, Associate Director, Institute of Environment
Scott Findlay is Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa, and Associate Director (Graduate Studies) at the Institute of Environment. From 2003-2009, he was the Director of the Institute of the Environment at the University of Ottawa.  He has served on several... Read More →
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Rachael Maxwell

Executive Director, Evidence for Democracy
Rachael Maxwell joins Evidence for Democracy with a deep knowledge of the science landscape in Canada and a strong track record of success working at national not-for-profit research organizations. From 2018-21 she held progressively responsible roles at Genome Canada, working across... Read More →
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Vik Pant

Former Chief Scientist and Chief Science Advisor, Natural Resources Canada
Vik is responsible for providing strategic direction to build capacity within NRCan’s scientific community, promoting a departmental vision for S&T and assessment of future needs. This involves leadership in developing and advancing S&T priorities, providing strategic policy advice... Read More →
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Dr. Kyle Bobiwash

University of Manitoba, Office of the Chief Science Advisor
Dr. Kyle Bobiwash is Assistant Professor and Indigenous Scholar in the Department of Entomology, in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, at the University of Manitoba. He has worked in a number of agricultural systems including vineyards, wild lowbush blueberry farms, and... Read More →
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Eleanor McGrath

Research Officer, Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)
Eleanor McGrath is a Research Officer at the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC). Eleanor is responsible for the scientific integrity portfolio and her work focuses primarily on assisting members in fostering a culture of scientific integrity in their department/agency... Read More →
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Francesca Grifo, PhD

Scientific Integrity Official, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Dr. Francesca Grifo is the EPA’s Scientific Integrity Official. Dr Grifo has been appointed as a cochair of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy Taskforce on Scientific Integrity, a taskforce mandated by the January 2021 Presidential Memorandum on “Restoring... Read More →

Monday November 22, 2021 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST