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Friday, November 26 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
199: Science Meets Parliament

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Organized by CSPC
In 2018, the Canadian Science Policy Commission (CSPC) and Dr. Mona Nemer, Canada’s Chief Science Advisor initiated Science meets Parliament, an event that invited thirty of Canada’s top researchers to share their knowledge and passion for science and innovation while learning about Parliamentary politics and policymaking during a day of meetings with federal MPs and Senators on Parliament Hill. Join organizers, past participants, and Parliamentarians as we relate our experiences, discuss the impacts of the program, and consider the challenges and the benefits of strengthening the relationship between scientific research and public policy. Mutual understanding, open communication, and lasting connection can result when Science meets Parliament.

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Matt McTaggart

Assistant professor, Dept of Chemistry and Chem Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada
Matt joined the Canadian Forces in Summer 2001 as an airframe mechanic. He worked on Canada’s maritime patrol fleet in Nova Scotia until he was selected for commissioning in 2009. In 2017, Matt was posted into his current position at RMC where he finds ways to make chemical reactions... Read More →
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Trushar Patel

Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor, University of Lethbridge
Dr. Patel's goal is to obtain detailed insights into how viral RNA and DNA interact with human proteins by employing interdisciplinary approaches. Information on the specific sites of human proteins that communicate with viral nucleic acids will ultimately allow the development of... Read More →
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Matt Jeneroux

Member of Parliament, Edmonton Riverbend
Matt is the Conservative Member of Parliament representing Edmonton Riverbend. Born and raised in Edmonton, Matt attended the University of Alberta, where he graduated in 2004. As a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Matt introduced a private members’ bill entitled Compassionate... Read More →
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Valorie Crooks

Professor & Canada Research Chair, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Valorie Crooks is a health geographer who specializes in health services research. She is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University (SFU). She serves as SFU's Strategic Lead for Knowledge Mobilization and in 2021-22 she is... Read More →
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Dominique Robert

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Fisheries Ecology, Université du Québec à Rimouski
Dr. Robert’s research interests include fisheries oceanography, pelagic ecology and fish population dynamics. He is particularly interested in how changes in the environment affect the distribution and recruitment of exploited marine fish stocks. His research program comprises applied... Read More →
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Catherine L. Mah

Canada Research Chair in Promoting Healthy Populations and Associate Professor, Dalhousie University
Dr. Mah (MD FRCPC PhD) directs the Food Policy Lab, a multidisciplinary program of research on the environmental and policy determinants of diet and consumption. Dr. Mah is an expert appointee to Canada’s federal Nutrition Science Advisory Committee reporting to Health Canada, and... Read More →
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Rosa Galvez

Senator, Québec (Bedford)
Rosa Galvez, originally from Peru, is one of Canada’s leading experts in pollution control and its effect on human health. She has a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from McGill University and has been a professor at Université Laval à Québec since 1994, heading the Civil and... Read More →

Friday November 26, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EST