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Monday, November 8
 

12:00pm EST

803: Developing holistic food policy in Canada
Organized by the University of Guelph

COVID-19 revealed much about the Canadian food system's strengths and weaknesses.  Food continued to fill grocery store shelves while farm workers tested positive for the virus; food prices stayed relatively stable while rates of food insecurity skyrocketed.  Addressing these sorts of complex and inter-related challenges requires policy making that cuts across government ministries, scales of government and stakeholder groups.  In this panel, five members of the newly inaugurated Canadian Food Policy Advisory Council will introduce the audience to the federal government's Food Policy for Canada, present their opinions on key priorities for the new government, and reflect on barriers to be overcome.

Moderators
avatar for Malcolm Campbell

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Evan Fraser

Evan Fraser

Director, Arrell Food Institute
Dr. Evan Fraser is the director of Arrell Food Institute and a professor of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Guelph. As a researcher, Dr. Fraser is a co-author on over 100 academic papers and book chapters about food systems, climate change and food security... Read More →
avatar for Sylvie Cloutier

Sylvie Cloutier

CEO, Quebec Food Processing Council (CTAQ)
Sylvie Cloutier is a key player in Quebec’s bio-food sector. She has worked in strategic positions in this sector for nearly 20 years and has developed expertise in fields including issues management, negotiations, stakeholder relations and public affairs. She has worked for the... Read More →
avatar for Connor Williamson

Connor Williamson

Farmer, Food System Researcher
As a fifth-generation farmer, Connor Williamson was born into a passion for agriculture, and later, a drive to understand and provide solutions to Canada’s food system. He has researched topics that range from food security in transnational settings, to how supply management can... Read More →
avatar for Gisèle Yasmeen

Gisèle Yasmeen

Executive Director, Food Secure Canada
Dr. Gisèle Yasmeen joined Food Secure Canada as Executive Director in May 2019 and has worked on food-systems issues since 1991. She 20 years of leadership experience in knowledge organizations having served as a not-for-profit and government executive including Vice-President of... Read More →
avatar for Joseph LeBlanc

Joseph LeBlanc

Associate Dean, Equity and Inclusion, Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Dr. Joseph LeBlanc is a life-long Northern Ontarian and member of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory. Passionate about community health and wellbeing, he has extensive experience in asset-based community development and food system change throughout the region.He is currently the Associate... Read More →


Monday November 8, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST
Virtual
 
Tuesday, November 9
 

12:00pm EST

802: Marshalling Science, Technology and Innovation to Solve Global Problems: International Perspectives
Organized by: National Research Council Canada
The climate crisis cannot be addressed by any single organization, sector, country, or even region. Research in universities and laboratories around the globe must be commercialized if we are to succeed. This panel draws on experts playing a key role in enabling innovation in  Canada, Japan, Norway, Germany and the UK, which are all recognized leaders in climate change related research, innovation and technology. Panelists will present their initiatives addressing climate change, and the role of international partnerships. The session will highlight successes, underline pitfalls, and discuss innovation and commercialization policy approaches that can most effectively address the climate crisis.

Moderators
avatar for Melanie Cullins

Melanie Cullins

Director General, National Programs and Business Services , NRC
Ms. Cullins has also served the NRC as Executive Director, International Innovation Office and Director of International Partnerships and Programs with the NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program, Director of International Relations, and as a Business Development Officer with a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Holder

Daniel Holder

Deputy Head, International Strategy, RWTH Aachen University
Dr. Daniel Holder is the Deputy Head of the Division International Strategy at the International Office of RWTH Aachen University, Germany’s largest university of technology. The division is responsible for implementing and developing RWTH’s internationalization strategy. Alongside... Read More →
avatar for Cathrine Meland

Cathrine Meland

Head of Department of Research and Innovation, The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries - Norway
Cathrine Meland has a degree in political science from the University of Bergen. She has a long career in policy development and has worked in the Ministry of Finance and  the Ministry of Health and Care Services where she spent the last 7 years as head of department. In 2018, Meland... Read More →
avatar for Mike Biddle

Mike Biddle

Programme Director – Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), Innovate UK
Mike is the Programme Director for the ISCF, which is investing over £2 billion to deliver the research and innovation that businesses need to transform existing industries, create new ones and deliver economic impact, jobs and growth. He is responsible for the operations, major... Read More →
avatar for Yuko Tsuda

Yuko Tsuda

Deputy Director, Washington, D.C. Office,, Department of International Affairs, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Yuko Tsuda is currently serving as a deputy director, Washington, D.C. office, JST, where she is facilitating scientific cooperation between JST and counterpart organizations in U.S., Canada and Latin America countries, between JST and scientists and researchers in those regions... Read More →
avatar for Eddy Zuppel

Eddy Zuppel

Program Leader, Clean and Efficient Transportation Program,, National Research Council Canada
Eddy Zuppel is currently the Program Leader of the Clean and Energy Efficient Transportation program. As Program Leader, he oversees research and development activities aimed at assisting industry and policy development in the low carbon mobility sector. Specifically, he manages over... Read More →


Tuesday November 9, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST
Virtual
 
Wednesday, November 10
 

12:00pm EST

805: Bringing the bio-revolution to Canada: Towards a pan-Canadian Genomics Strategy
Organized by: Genome Canada

Twenty years after the Human Genome Project, genomics is delivering on its promise: a big data science that—combined with AI, gene editing and biomanufacturing—is revolutionizing our wellbeing and economies. The U.K., U.S. and others are launching genomics strategies to maximize impact for their citizens. Canada is doing the same. Budget 2021 announced $400M for a new Pan-Canadian Genomics Strategy to build on the excellence Canada has built in genomics. This session will explore what it will take to build an effective Strategy, opportunities for Canada’s continued leadership in genomics, and the confluence of genomics with other transformational technologies.​​​​

Moderators
avatar for Rob Annan

Rob Annan

President and CEO, Genome Canada
Rob Annan is President and CEO of Genome Canada.Dr. Annan drives an overarching strategy that promotes the value and potential of genomics in Canada to Genome Canada’s major stakeholders, while raising the public profile of Genome Canada both nationally and internationally.Dr. Annan... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Naveed Aziz

Naveed Aziz

Chief Executive Officer, CGEn
Dr. Naveed Aziz serves as CEO at CGEn, Canada’s national platform for genome sequencing & analysis, with nodes at SickKids (Toronto), McGill University (Montréal) and Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (Vancouver). Dr. Aziz leadership has enabled CGEn to fuel Canadian... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Scherer

Stephen Scherer

Chief of Research at SickKids and Director, The Centre for Applied Genomics
Dr. Scherer is Chief of Research and holds the Northbridge Chair in Paediatric Research at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and University of Toronto (UofT) and he is Director of the UofT McLaughlin Centre, as well as The Centre for Applied Genomics at SickKids. His team... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Jenna

Sarah Jenna

Co-founder and CEO, My Intelligent Machines
Sarah obtained her Ph.D. in cell and structural biology from the University Aix-Marseille in France in 1998 and a Junior Canadian research Chair in Integrative Genomics and Cell signalling at UQÀM in 2006 (The IGCS Lab). As the co-founder and CEO of MIMs Inc., she translates th... Read More →
avatar for Chonnetia Jones

Chonnetia Jones

VP Research, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Dr. Chonnettia Jones brings more than two decades of experience in science and health research strategy, funding and policy in the U.S., U.K./Europe and Canada. Chonnettia is currently Vice President, Research at the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research where she oversees... Read More →


Wednesday November 10, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST
Virtual

4:00pm EST

153: Learning from COVID-19 international responses in order to build greater resiliency in Canada
This moderated panel will bring together presentations by scientists, researchers, and decision-makers of national and international caliber to discuss, debate, and identify opportunities for post-pandemic recovery in Canada. The world is facing an extraordinary multidimensional crisis that demands innovative science-informed strategic responses. While the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic over a year ago, COVID-19 infection and death rates are still accelerating in many parts of the world. In response to the emerging trends in COVID-19 pandemic, countries are exploring targeted and strategic responses to proactively address the COVID-19 outbreaks, rather than taking a reactive approach and implementing nationwide “lockdowns”. This panel will explore the strategic measures that have either worked to flatten the COVID-19 curve among various countries or become essential to consider for post-pandemic recovery. The panelists will discuss the “critical pivot points”, where and how scientific innovations and coherent strategic decisions can best focus with coherent contributions from the public, private, and academia to support a transition towards more equitable, sustainable, and resilient futures in Canada.

Organized by: Health Canada

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Pascal Michel

Dr. Pascal Michel

Chief Science Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada
 Dr. Pascal Michel is the Chief Science Officer of the Public Health Agency of Canada.  In this role, he is mainly responsible for overseeing and leading excellence and innovation in Agency science as well as to provide corporate leadership on science-policy issues. Prior to his... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Catalina Lopez-Correa

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 →
avatar for Dr. John Bell

Dr. John Bell

Senior Scientist, The Ottawa Hospital | Professor, Depts. Of Medicine and Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa | Scientific Director, BioCanRx | Director, Canadian Oncolytic Virus Consortium, PhD
He/himDr. John Bell is a world-renowned thought leader in oncolytic virus research and development. In addition to his many academic contributions to the field, Dr. Bell established a GMP manufacturing program that has produced clinical grade oncolytic viruses for worldwide use in... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Sarah Bennett

Dr. Sarah Bennett

Commander, United States Public Health Service
Sarah Bennett (Commander, United States Public Health Service) is a Medical Officer and epidemiologist and Lead for CDC’s COVID-19 Response International Task Force responsible for supporting COVID-19 pandemic response activities in more than 60 countries. Dr. Bennett regularly... Read More →
avatar for Yujin Jeong

Yujin Jeong

Director for International Affairs, Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency
Ms. Yujin Jeong was appointed as Director for International Affairs at Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency in 2020. She oversees KDCA's international coordination and partnership with the overarching goal of achieving bilateral, regional and global cooperation for effective... Read More →
avatar for Michael G. Baker

Michael G. Baker

Professor of Public Health, Department of Public Health, University of Otago
Michael is passionate about opportunities to organise society in ways that promote health, equity and sustainability. His work during 2020-21 has been dominated by assisting with the Covid-19 pandemic response. He is a member of the Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 Technical Advisory... Read More →
avatar for Cecile Viboud

Cecile Viboud

Senior Staff Scientist, Fogarty International Center
Cecile Viboud is a senior research scientist in the Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies of the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, USA. Her research focuses on the epidemiology and transmission dynamics of acute viral infections... Read More →


Wednesday November 10, 2021 4:00pm - 5:30pm EST
Virtual
 
Friday, November 12
 

12:00pm EST

806: Amplifying Indigenous Voices in STEM
Organized by: Public Services and Procurement Canada – Laboratories Canada 

Systemic barriers, past and present, continue to hinder progress towards inclusivity of First Nation, Inuit and Métis Nation knowledge and ways of knowing. These barriers are physical, operational, and cultural. This session will help us explore how Indigenous voices in STEM may be amplified by talking with Indigenous leaders of change. The panelists have been walking the path of reconciliation by leading transformative change, bringing First Nation, Inuit and Métis Nation perspectives to their work and influencing their organisations and institutions. This panel will share their recent experiences and thoughts on how Indigenous Peoples and allies can support First Nation, Inuit and Métis Nation inclusion in science by creating cultural safety through physical and interpersonal spaces.

Speakers
avatar for David Fortin

David Fortin

member, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Indigenous Task Force
Dr. Fortin was the first Indigenous person to direct a school of architecture in Canada – the McEwan School of Architecture at Laurentian University -  and was co-curator, with Gerald McMaster, of UNCEDED: Voices of the Land, Canada’s official entry to the Venice Biennale in... Read More →
avatar for Jaqueline Ottmann

Jaqueline Ottmann

President, First Nations University of Canada
Dr. Ottmann is a recognized international researcher, advocate, and change-maker whose purpose is to transform practices inclusive of Indigenous leadership, methodologies and pedagogies. She is driven to create schools, organizations, and communities that foster a deeper sense of... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Emily McAuley

Dr. Emily McAuley

A/Director, Indigenous Science Liaison Office and Interdepartmental Indigenous STEM (I-STEM) Cluster, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Dr. Emily McAuley has been working to bring together 12 Government of Canada  Departments and Agencies to increase and expand support for Indigenous priorities in environmental stewardship and research through the development and implementation of the Interdepartmental Indigenous... Read More →
avatar for Ms. Leah Creaser

Ms. Leah Creaser

Lois Vallely-Fischer Award for Democratic Student Citizenship and 3M National Student Fellowship recipient, Acadia University
Ms. Leah Creaser saw a gap in the curriculum at Acadia University, so she developed a biology lab that shares knowledge on plant identification and use from a Mi’kmaq perspective, and how western science and Mi’kmaq knowledge can work together.
avatar for Mr. Reginald Parsons

Mr. Reginald Parsons

Manager Indigenous Relations, Laboratories Canada, PSPC
Mr. Reg Parsons is working with his colleagues to bring First Nation, Inuit and Métis Nation perspectives to the forefront at Laboratories Canada through an Indigenous Inclusion and Science Framework.


Friday November 12, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST
Virtual
 
Monday, November 15
 

12:00pm EST

810: Science Advice and Outreach During a National Emergency
Organized by Office of the Chief Science Advisor
The Covid-19 pandemic has generated unprecedented interest in science. From decision makers seeking evidence-based policy advice to the extensive media coverage of vaccine research, science has become widely recognized as critical to informed decision making. Among those at the frontline of understanding and conveying the latest research findings are the experts who contributed to the Chief Science Advisor’s Covid-19 panel, many of whom have become regular go-to media authorities. 

In this discussion, we’ll hear from some of these leading experts about effectively providing advice during a national emergency, as well as how to best communicate scientific information when talking to the media. They will share their experiences and lessons learned in breaking down the latest research and communicating to a public that is becoming increasingly interested in scientific evidence. Specific topics will address continued efforts to build more widespread trust in science, communicating with different audiences from policy makers to the public at large, and where we go from here in creating a science-literate society for the future

Moderators
AP

André Picard

Award Winning Author and Journalist, Health Columnist, The Globe and Mail

Speakers
avatar for Mona Nemer

Mona Nemer

Chief Science Advisor, Canada
Dr. Mona Nemer is the Chief Science Advisor to Canada’s Prime Minister, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Cabinet. Her mandate is to provide advice on issues related to science and government policies that support it. Before becoming the Chief Science Advisor, Dr... Read More →
ID

Irfan Dhalla

Vice-president and general internist, Unity Health Toronto
JL

Joanne Langley

Professor and Head of the Infectious Diseases Division, Dalhousie University
CC

Caroline Colijn

Canada 150 Research Chair in Mathematics for Evolution, Infection and Public Health at Simon Fraser University


Monday November 15, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST
 
Wednesday, November 17
 

12:00pm EST

801: Reimagining Skills for a Green Future (Part 2)
Organized by: Ryerson University

Join Future Skills Centre and project partners for two active discussions about what skills are needed to design and develop solutions for inclusive innovation and a green future. These sessions will explore sector trends, challenges and creative ideas from researchers, FSC funded innovation projects, and industry leaders. Participants will be provided the opportunity to ask reflective questions, and engage in discussion with panel members on proposed challenges and ideas.

Panel Topic 1: Skills for Inclusive Innovation (12:00 - 1:15PM EST)
Panel Description: What is Inclusive Innovation? And what skills are needed to ensure we design and develop solutions facing those with the greatest barriers in employment and education. In this session, participants will be provided the opportunity to understand what skills are needed for inclusive innovation by learning about diverse projects that are cultivating the space to test, disrupt and create new approaches for training and development.

Panel Topic 2: Skills for a Green Future (1:45 - 3PM EST)
Panel Description: What does a green future look like? What  skills will we need for green jobs? In this panel discussion with researchers, industry leaders and community builders, we will focus on understanding the skills needed to develop and transition to a low carbon economy and support the growth of rising sectors and emerging career pathways.


Moderators
avatar for Mike Moffat

Mike Moffat

Assistant Professor in the Business, Economics and Public Policy group at Ivey Business School, Western University, Senior Director at the Smart Prosperity Institute
Mike Moffatt is the Senior Director at the Smart Prosperity Institute and an Assistant Professor in the Business, Economics and Public Policy group at Ivey Business School, Western University. In 2017, Mike was the Chief Innovation Fellow for the Government of Canada, advising Deputy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steven N. Liss

Steven N. Liss

Vice-President, Research and Innovation, Ryerson University
Steven N. Liss is Ryerson’s Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and a professor of Chemistry and Biology in the Faculty of Science. Professor Liss returned to Ryerson, in April 2017 following a decade of distinguished service at the University of Guelph and at Queen’s University... Read More →
avatar for Samir Khan

Samir Khan

Senior Research Associate, Future Skills Centre
Samir Khan is a Senior Research Associate at the Future Skills Centre and supports its work in evaluation, knowledge synthesis, and research. Over his career, he has collaborated with research and policy professionals in a variety of practice areas, including fiscal governance, skills... Read More →
avatar for Geni Peters

Geni Peters

Senior Manager, Research, ECO Canada
Geni Peters is an economist with a Ph.D. in Economics from Texas A&M University. As Senior Research Manager at ECO Canada, she is responsible for the management, execution and delivery of environmental labour market information and national occupational standards projects, working... Read More →
avatar for Vince Schutt

Vince Schutt

Partnership & Learning Advisor, Canada Green Buildings Council
Vince Schutt is the Partnership & Learning Advisor at Canada Green Buildings Council. He wears many hats including leading the Workforce 2030 Coalition – Canada largest coalition with a focus on growing workforce capacity to deliver on high-performance buildings.  Vince also leads... Read More →


Wednesday November 17, 2021 12:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Virtual - 801 (Part 2) https://us02web.zoom.us/

12:00pm EST

801: Reimagining Skills for Inclusive Innovation (Part 1)
Organized by: Ryerson University

Join Future Skills Centre and project partners for two active discussions about what skills are needed to design and develop solutions for inclusive innovation and a green future. These sessions will explore sector trends, challenges and creative ideas from researchers, FSC funded innovation projects, and industry leaders. Participants will be provided the opportunity to ask reflective questions, and engage in discussion with panel members on proposed challenges and ideas.

Panel Topic 1: Skills for Inclusive Innovation (12:00 - 1:15PM EST)
Panel Description: What is Inclusive Innovation? And what skills are needed to ensure we design and develop solutions facing those with the greatest barriers in employment and education. In this session, participants will be provided the opportunity to understand what skills are needed for inclusive innovation by learning about diverse projects that are cultivating the space to test, disrupt and create new approaches for training and development.

Panel Topic 2: Skills for a Green Future (1:45 - 3PM EST)
Panel Description: What does a green future look like? What  skills will we need for green jobs? In this panel discussion with researchers, industry leaders and community builders, we will focus on understanding the skills needed to develop and transition to a low carbon economy and support the growth of rising sectors and emerging career pathways.



Moderators
avatar for Nabeela Ixtabalan

Nabeela Ixtabalan

Lead, Human Resouces
In her current role, Nabeela leads human resources and corporate affairs for one of Canada's largest employers with over 100,000 associates and more than 400 stores nationwide. Her career includes nearly 20 years of leadership and business development experience with three of the... Read More →

Speakers
WC

Wendy Cukier

Academic Director of Ryerson's Diversity Institute, Ryerson University
Dr. Wendy Cukier is one of Canada’s leading experts in disruptive technologies, innovation processes, and diversity and inclusion. She coauthored the bestseller “Innovation Nation: Canadian Leadership from Java to Jurassic Park”  and has done pioneering work on innovation and... Read More →
avatar for Rushmi Hasham

Rushmi Hasham

Director of Development and Accelerated Cybersecurity Training Programs, Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, at Ryerson University
Rushmi is a Director of Development and Accelerated Cybersecurity Training Programs with Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, at Ryerson University.Rushmi has a sharp focus on developing unique and rapid cybersecurity workforce development solutions; in 2020 the Catalyst launched the successful... Read More →
avatar for Steven N. Liss

Steven N. Liss

Vice-President, Research and Innovation, Ryerson University
Steven N. Liss is Ryerson’s Vice-President, Research and Innovation, and a professor of Chemistry and Biology in the Faculty of Science. Professor Liss returned to Ryerson, in April 2017 following a decade of distinguished service at the University of Guelph and at Queen’s University... Read More →
avatar for Natalie Shearer

Natalie Shearer

Manager of Industry and Community Engagement, City School by Mohawk
Natalie joined the City School by Mohawk team in 2015, as part of the team that initially launched the initiative at the Eva Rothwell Centre and supported its early growth. Since then, Natalie has served Mohawk’s applied research division as Manager of Industry and Community Engagement... Read More →
avatar for Nadine Spencer

Nadine Spencer

CEO, BrandEQ Group Inc.
Nadine Spencer is the CEO of BrandEQ Group Inc., a global agency specializing in social change marketing, communications, and public relations. Spencer has accelerated strategic growth and brand visibility for a diverse client portfolio. She also pioneered BrandEQ Black, BrandEQ’s... Read More →


Wednesday November 17, 2021 12:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Virtual - 801 (Part 1) https://us02web.zoom.us/
 
Thursday, November 18
 

12:00pm EST

807: Canada’s Sustainable Future – Creating a Digital Action Plan - Part 1: National Dialogue Panel
Organized by: Future Earth

Canada has less than 10 years to deliver on its commitments for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Canadian Indicator Framework for the SDGs), and to meet national climate and biodiversity targets such as protecting 30% of land by 2030 and hitting net-zero emissions by 2050. To catalyze action and achieve these ambitions, we must foster cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary collaborations that merge digital innovations with sustainability science and increase collective awareness at this interface. Canada is well-positioned to become a “first mover” on digital innovations for the SDGs and for scaling-up nature-based solutions as pathways to decarbonization.

To explore this topic further, Future Earth and Sustainability in the Digital Age will be hosting a half-day symposium at the 13th Canadian Science Policy Conference. This symposium will bring together panelists with diverse expertise, covering policy analysis, climatology, digital innovation, sustainable development, private sector partnerships, Indigenous driven transformative solutions, education and youth development.

Panel part 1: National Dialogue Series (12PM - 1:30PM EST)
Panel part 2: Landscape Analysis (2PM - 4PM EST)



Moderators
avatar for Éliane Ubalijoro

Éliane Ubalijoro

Executive Director of Sustainability in the Digital Age and the Global Hub Director in Canada, Future Earth
Éliane Ubalijoro, PhD, is the Executive Director of Sustainability in the Digital Age and the Global Hub Director in Canada for Future Earth. Her decades of experience span academia, science-policy and the non-profit and international development sectors. She is a Professor of Practice... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Schmidt

Bonnie Schmidt

Founder & President, Let’s Talk Science
Dr. Bonnie Schmidt is the founder and president of Let’s Talk Science, a national education charity that she started in 1991 while completing a PhD in Physiology at Western University. Let’s Talk Science supports youth engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Oliver

Ryan Oliver

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pinnguaq Association
For over a decade, Ryan Oliver has been a leader in the development of STEAM skills through innovative technology, art, and play. As the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Pinnguaq Association, Oliver has grown the organization from a single desk in Pangnirtung, Nunavut to... Read More →
avatar for Karen Bakker

Karen Bakker

Professor, University of British Columbia
Dr. Karen Bakker obtained her PhD from Oxford University (where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar) and her BASc from McMaster University. She is a Professor at the University of British Columbia, with expertise in environmental governance and digital innovation. The author of more... Read More →
avatar for Ken Paul

Ken Paul

Lead Fisheries Negotiator, Wolastoqey Nation
Ken Paul is a member of the Wolastoqey Nation whose traditional territorial lands and waters span the Canada/US border and extend into the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine.  Ken has held senior positions with the Canadian Hydrographic Service as a Hydrographer-in-Charge and with Parks... Read More →
avatar for Olivier Bullion

Olivier Bullion

Director, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Unit, Government of Canada
Olivier joined ESDC in June 2019 to head the SDG Unit. Created in 2018, the SDG Unit is to lead the overall coordination of Canada’s 2030 Agenda and its 17 SDGs, in close collaboration with all other departments and agencies. It is notably mandated to develop a National Strategy... Read More →
avatar for Joel Martin

Joel Martin

Chief Digital Research Officer, National Research Council of Canada
Dr. Joel Martin is the Chief Digital Research Officer of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), overseeing the Digital Technologies Research Centre. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Machine Learning, from the Georgia Institute of Technology and completed post-doctoral studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Martin has received awards for exceptional leadership and for innovative approaches to technology transfer. He... Read More →


Thursday November 18, 2021 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

807: Canada’s Sustainable Future – Creating a Digital Action Plan - Part 2: Landscape Analysis
Organized by: Future Earth

Canada has less than 10 years to deliver on its commitments for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Canadian Indicator Framework for the SDGs), and to meet national climate and biodiversity targets such as protecting 30% of land by 2030 and hitting net-zero emissions by 2050. To catalyze action and achieve these ambitions, we must foster cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary collaborations that merge digital innovations with sustainability science and increase collective awareness at this interface. Canada is well-positioned to become a “first mover” on digital innovations for the SDGs and for scaling-up nature-based solutions as pathways to decarbonization.

To explore this topic further, Future Earth and Sustainability in the Digital Age will be hosting a half-day symposium at the 13th Canadian Science Policy Conference. This symposium will bring together panelists with diverse expertise, covering policy analysis, climatology, digital innovation, sustainable development, private sector partnerships, Indigenous driven transformative solutions, education and youth development.

Panel part 1: National Dialogue Series (12PM - 1:30PM EST)
Panel part 2: Landscape Analysis (2PM - 4PM EST)



Moderators
avatar for Éliane Ubalijoro

Éliane Ubalijoro

Executive Director of Sustainability in the Digital Age and the Global Hub Director in Canada, Future Earth
Éliane Ubalijoro, PhD, is the Executive Director of Sustainability in the Digital Age and the Global Hub Director in Canada for Future Earth. Her decades of experience span academia, science-policy and the non-profit and international development sectors. She is a Professor of Practice... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Rolnick

David Rolnick

Assistant Professor and Canada CIFAR AI Chair, McGill University and at Mila - Quebec AI Institute
David Rolnick is an Assistant Professor and Canada CIFAR AI Chair in the School of Computer Science at McGill University and at Mila - Quebec AI Institute. He is a co-founder and Chair of Climate Change AI and serves as Scientific Co-director of Sustainability in the Digital Age... Read More →
avatar for Angela Kross

Angela Kross

Fulltime Faculty in Geospatial Technologies, Concordia University
Angela Kross is a fulltime-faculty in Geospatial Technologies, she has obtained an M.Sc in Geographic Information Science / Remote Sensing from Wageningen University and Research Centre in the Netherlands and a Ph.D. in Physical Geography / Remote Sensing from McGill University. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Damon Matthews

Damon Matthews

Professor and Research Chair in Climate Science and Sustainability, Concordia University
Damon Matthews is a Professor and Research Chair in Climate Science and Sustainability at Concordia University. Damon holds a Ph.D. in climate science from the University of Victoria and is a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada... Read More →
avatar for Marie-Josée Fortin

Marie-Josée Fortin

Ecologist and Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto
Marie-Josée Fortin FRSC is an ecologist and Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. Fortin holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Spatial Ecology at the University of Toronto. In 2016, she was elected as a Fellow of the Royal... Read More →
avatar for Graeme Reed

Graeme Reed

Senior Policy Advisor, Assembly of First Nations
Of mixed Anishinaabe and European descent, Graeme Reed works at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) as a senior policy advisor, ensuring federal and international climate policy safeguards First Nations rights, jurisdiction and knowledge. In his spare time, he is a doctoral candidate... Read More →
avatar for Verna McGregor

Verna McGregor

Minwaashin Lodge
Elder Verna McGregor is from the Algonquin Community of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, which is approximately 120 kilometres north of Ottawa. Ottawa is part of the Algonquin Nation’s traditional lands. Verna works at Minwaashin Lodge, the Aboriginal Women’s Support Centre located in... Read More →
avatar for Paul del Giorgio

Paul del Giorgio

Professor, L'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Holder of the CRSNG-Hydro-Québec Industrial Research Chair in Carbon Biogeochemistry of Boreal Aquatic Ecosystems (BiCÉAB), Professor Paul del Giorgio specializes in the study of bacteria in aquatic environments for the Interuniversity Research Group in Liminoly (GRIL) at L'Universit... Read More →


Thursday November 18, 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Virtual
 
Friday, November 19
 

12:00pm EST

EDI Symposium 222: Convergence of Science, Technology, and Social Activism: A Path Towards the Inclusion of Minority Language Speakers
Minority language speakers face the extinction of their native languages as they are marginalized, discriminated against, unable to find opportunities and even facing hurdles to exercise their basic rights. 
Most minority language communities are also impoverished and dependent on a single economic activity. This propels migration, breaking families, suffering discrimination and facing ostracism as they cannot communicate in a foreign language, just to send home ~300 USD monthly. 
As technology development accelerates creating vast opportunities, it is unacceptable to deprive language minorites of the inclusion opportunities that it could provide. We bring together a transdisciplinary panel of experts to propose a path forward.

Organized by Centro de Investigación en Computación del Instituto Politécnico Nacional 

Moderators
avatar for Christian Efraín Maldonado-Sifuentes

Christian Efraín Maldonado-Sifuentes

PhD Candidate, Noti.MX
PhD Candidate Noti.MX, Estado de México, Mexico Centro de Investigación en COmputación - IPN, Mexico City, Mexico Biography/Biographie: Journalist, language teacher, researcher, proponent of Artificial Intelligence Democratization, and minorities inclusion. 

Speakers
avatar for Verónica Dahl

Verónica Dahl

Professor Emeritus of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University
Co- Founder of the discipline Logic Programming (with 14 other international scientists) Professor Emeritus of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University Associate Faculty in Bioinformatics, Simon Fraser University Associate Faculty in Cognitive Science, Simon Fraser University Scientific... Read More →
avatar for Segun Aroyehun

Segun Aroyehun

PhD Candidate, Centro de Investigación en Computación - IPN
Microsoft Research for the Microsoft Research Latin America PhD Award 2020 Google Research Best PhD Thesis Latin America Lázaro Cárdenas Award - Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Mexico) - 2019 I am a PhD student at the Centro de Investigación en Computación, IPN. I am fortunate... Read More →
avatar for Iara Mantenuto

Iara Mantenuto

Assistant Professor of Linguistics, California State University Dominguez Hills
I am an Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the English department at California State University Dominguez Hills. I graduated from the Department of Linguistics at UCLA. My primary research interests lie in morphology, syntax, fieldwork, language documentation and pedagogy of linguistics/languages... Read More →
avatar for Manuel Mager

Manuel Mager

PhD student, Universität Stuttgart
 Computer Science and Computer Linguistics/ Natural Language Processing student. My main aim is the inclusion of minority and indigenous languages into scientific research. Influential works and conferences: -Tackling the Low-resource Challenge for Canonical Segmentation. -Subword-Level... Read More →
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Filiberto Altamirano

International Taekwondo Federation
Award-winner activist for the preservation of the Mixtec language. Native speaker of the language and leader of the international champion Tae-Kwon-do team "Guerreros Mixtecos" (Mixtec warriors) 


Friday November 19, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST

12:00pm EST

Symposium on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
222: Convergence of Science, Technology, and Social Activism: A Path Towards the Inclusion of Minority Language Speakers-Organized by Centro de Investigación en Computación del Instituto Politécnico Nacional

223: How Can Academic-Community Collaborations help realize the Power and Promise of Big Data to Address Social Justice Challenges in Canada? - Organized by: Simon Fraser University

275: Generating a road map of strategies for immigrant women in STEM: moving forward to a better future - Organized by: Immigrant & International Women in Science Network (IWS Network)


Friday November 19, 2021 12:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Virtual

1:30pm EST

EDI Symposium 223: Session Title: How Can Academic-Community Collaborations help realize the Power & Promise of Big Data to Address Social Justice Challenges in Canada?
The BC Office of the Human Rights Commissioner and Canada’s Parliamentary Black Caucus are calling for disaggregated data to measure the impacts systemic racism. The academic and community must also address their legacy of data being used against Canada’s oppressed peoples and the historical extractive nature of research. Panelists will share perspectives on co-designing community-benefitting research to serve communities better through ethical, data-driven approaches. Join us and learn from our panel research experts, government leaders, policy makers, Indigenous advocates, and data experts on how the research community can collaborate with community groups to address the growing digital and data divide in Canada.

Organized by Simon Fraser University

Moderators
avatar for Angela Kaida

Angela Kaida

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Perspectives in HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Angela Kaida is an Associate Professor and epidemiologist in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Global Perspectives on HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health. Dr. Kaida has been awarded funding from CIHR, SSHRC, Grand... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Trish Garner

Trish Garner

Executive Director, Research and Policy,, BC Office of the Human Rights Commission
Trish (they/them) is a tea-swilling Brit with a passion for social justice. Having gained their experience at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and working with Raise the Rates, an anti-poverty group based in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, they led the BC Poverty Reduction... Read More →
avatar for Valerie Nicholson

Valerie Nicholson

Elder and Indigenous Peer Researcher, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and AIDS Vancouver
Honouring her given names: The One the Eagles Watch Over, NoDe WenDa {wolf eyes} and Auntie from the Torres Straight Islanders, Valerie is Mi'kmaq, Haida, Roma, and UK Islander descent. A mother of 4 boys and grandmother of 5 grandchildren. Living with HIV for 16 years, Valerie currently... Read More →
avatar for Fred Popowich

Fred Popowich

Scientific Director, SFU’s Big Data Hub and Professor of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University
Fred Popowich is a Professor of Computing Science and the Scientific Director of SFU’s Big Data Hub. As a leader who engages with industry, communities and SFU partners, he connects people to solve real world problems and deliver innovation in teaching, research and community impact... Read More →
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Greg Fergus

Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Digital Government
Greg Fergus was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Hull—Aylmer in 2015.Over the past 25 years, Mr. Fergus has worked in the private, public, non-profit, and academic sectors.Since moving to the Ottawa-Gatineau area in 1988, Mr. Fergus has been an advocate for social housing... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST

3:00pm EST

EDI Symposium 275: Generating a road map of strategies for immigrant women in STEM: moving forward to a better future
The Immigrant and International Women in Science (IWS) Network invites you to the panel “Generating a road map of strategies for immigrant women in STEM: moving forward to a better future”. We will introduce results from our recent survey, launched in 2020 among our members, to draw a clearer picture on the actual challenges and barriers that IWS settled in Canada face daily. With our proposed and well-designed panel composed of all leaders in different science workplace ecosystems (academia, industry and government), we will then focus on discussing the outcomes of the survey and strategies in overcoming these challenges.
Organized by Immigrant & International Women in Science Network (IWS Network) 

Moderators
avatar for Giulia Cisbani

Giulia Cisbani

Co-Founder, IWS Network
Giulia started her career in science at the University of Milan with a BSc and a MSc degree in Industrial Biotechnology. Subsequently, she moved to Canada where she started her journey in neuroscience at Université Laval in Quebec City, completing her PhD focused on Huntington’s... Read More →

Speakers
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Shawn McGuirk

Senior Policy Advisor, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Shawn McGuirk is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and is an alumnus of both the Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship program and the Recruitment of Policy Leaders program of the Public Service Commission of Canada... Read More →
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Laleh Behjat

Professor, University of Calgary
Dr. Laleh Behjat is a professor at the Department of Electrical and Software Engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada and the NSER Chair for Women in Science and Engineering - Prairies. Her research focuses on developing mathematical techniques and software tools for automating... Read More →
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The Honourable Rosa Galvez

Senator, Canada
The Honourable Rosa Galvez is an environmental engineer, a professor at Laval University in Québec, an independent Senator since 2016, and the President of the ParlAmericas Parliamentary Network on Climate Change. She sits on the Senate committees of National Finance and of Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources. She is an internationally recognized researcher and has acted as an expert for national and international agencies such as the Commission of Environmental Cooperation, the... Read More →


Friday November 19, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST

3:45pm EST

EDI Symposium: Closing Remarks
Friday November 19, 2021 3:45pm - 4:00pm EST
 
Monday, November 22
 

8:30am EST

429: Building transdisciplinary bridges to tackle the wicked problems/Construire des ponts transdisciplinaires pour faire face aux problèmes complexes
Organized by International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) 

More than ever, the world wicked problems including climate change, global inequalities, and the 2030 sustainable development goals, require experts to work together effectively across disciplines, geopolitical borders, and silos. 


What are transdisciplinary skill sets, and how do we foster them in our research community? How do we provide researchers with the right links and opportunities?  How can we enable and empower the next generation of researchers to work across disciplines?  
 
This panel will bring together experts working across sectors towards transdisciplinary research. They will discuss experiences, challenges and propose solutions to support transdisciplinary research within academia.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Danika Goosney

Dr. Danika Goosney

Vice-President of Research Grants and Scholarships, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Danika was formerly the Associate Vice-President, Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat, at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. In this role, she managed the Canada Research Chairs Program, the Excellence Research Chairs Program, the Canada First Research... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Toby Wardman

Dr. Toby Wardman

Head of Communications, SAPEA
Toby Wardman is Head of Communications for SAPEA, part of the European Commission's Scientific Advice Mechanism which provides independent scientific advice to European Commissioners to support their decision-making. SAPEA brings together over a hundred academies, young academies... Read More →
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Dr. Thandi Mgwebi

Deputy Vice- Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Internationalisation, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Dr Thandi Mgwebi joined Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University as new Deputy Vice- Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Internationalisation (RII) from 1 April 2020. Prior to joining Nelson Mandela University, Dr Mgwebi was Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Engagement... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Nicole Arbour

Dr. Nicole Arbour

Executive Director, Belmont Forum
Dr. Nicole Arbour joined the Belmont Forum as Executive Director in July 2021 and is transitioning from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), in Austria where she served as the External Relations Manager and was actively involved in developing and maintaining... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Barbara Willaarts

Dr. Barbara Willaarts

Project Manager and Research Scholar, Water Security Research Group at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Barbara Willaarts is a researcher with 16 years of professional experience in environmental planning and policy, and the last 10 with a special focus on water scarcity and integrated water resources management. She has developed most of her professional career in research organizations... Read More →


Monday November 22, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Virtual

8:30am EST

172: The power of global innovation and local intervention to tackle COVID-19
Organized by: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Dominique Charron

Dr. Dominique Charron

Vice-President, Programs and Partnerships, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Prior to her role as vice-president of the IDRC, Dominique was the director of IDRC’s Agriculture and Environment program. She supervised research focused on increasing agricultural productivity and food security, reducing vulnerability to climate change, and protecting the public... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for César Augusto Ugarte-Gil

César Augusto Ugarte-Gil

School of Medicine, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia; Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Cesar is an assistant professor at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Perú with extensive experience in infectious disease clinical research. He possesses a medical degree from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, a master’s degree in Epidemiology from the London... Read More →
avatar for Robert Hakiza

Robert Hakiza

Degree in Agriculture (plant studies), Catholic University of Bukavu, DRC; Certificate from the International Summer School in Forced Migration, Oxford University
Robert was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and has lived in Uganda since 2008. He is a co-founder and executive director of the Young African Refugees for Integral Development (YARID) in Kampala, Uganda. He is a founding member of the Refugee-Led Organizations Network... Read More →
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Carmen Logie

Associate Professor/Ph.D., Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto; Canada Research Chair, Global Health Equity and Social Justice with Marginalized Populations
Dr. Carmen Logie is an Associate Professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto and the Canada Research Chair in Global Health Equity and Social Justice with Marginalized Populations. Dr. Logie’s research program advances understanding of, and develops... Read More →
avatar for Peter A. Newman

Peter A. Newman

Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
Dr. Newman is a professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, and affiliate faculty of the Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto. He is a former Canada Research Chair in Health and Social Justice (2007-2018) and an Inaugural Fellow of the U.S. Society for Social... Read More →
avatar for Camila González-Rosas

Camila González-Rosas

Biological Sciences Department, Faculty of Sciences, Universidad de Los Andes
Camila is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Sciences, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia. Her field of research is on disease ecology, with particular emphasis in medical entomology. She has engaged in research on tropical infectious diseases such as Leishmaniasis, Chagas disease... Read More →


Monday November 22, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Virtual

8:30am EST

906: Evidence-based policies to build the future of agriculture in Canada / Des politiques et des données probantes pour bâtir l’agriculture canadienne de demain
Organized by: Fonds de recherche du Québec

Agriculture has a considerable impact on population health and the economy, both in terms of production methods and the quality and accessibility of the food it produces. It is for this reason, among others, that this sector is involved in the achievement of several sustainable development goals. In recent years, the Government of Canada and provincial governments have worked in collaboration with the research community to build policies and strategies to stimulate innovation in agriculture and food processing from a sustainable perspective. In this panel, we will discuss how Agriculture Canada and the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) have integrated research and development into their policies, and how they have established strategic inter-jurisdictional collaborations. For example, we will discuss strategic investments by Canada and Québec in precision agriculture and in research aimed at improving diagnostic and biovigilance capabilities.

 L’agriculture a un impact considérable sur la santé des populations et des économies, tant par ses modes de production que par la qualité et l’accessibilité des aliments qu’elle produit. C’est pour cette raison, entre autres, que ce secteur se voit interpellé dans l’atteinte de plusieurs objectifs de développement durable. Ces dernières années, le gouvernement du Canada et les gouvernements provinciaux ont travaillé en collaboration avec le milieu de la recherche pour bâtir des politiques et stratégies stimulant l’innovation en agriculture et en transformation alimentaire, dans une perspective durable. À l’occasion de ce panel, nous aborderons comment Agriculture Canada et le ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) ont intégré la dimension de recherche et de développement dans leurs politiques, et comment ils ont établi des collaborations stratégiques inter-juridictionnelles. A titre d’exemple, on abordera l’investissement stratégique du Canada et du Québec dans l’agriculture de précision et dans les recherches visant à améliorer les capacités de diagnostic et de biovigilance.

Moderators
avatar for Michèle Marcotte

Michèle Marcotte

Senior Director, Science Advisory Services, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Bio : Dr. Michele Marcotte obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Sciences (B.Sc.A) in Chemical Engineering from Laval University in 1985; a M.Sc. in Food Engineering from the University of Alberta in 1988; and a Ph.D. in Food Processing from McGill University in 1999. In 1988... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stéphanie Lord-Fontaine

Stéphanie Lord-Fontaine

Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Genome Québec
Bio : Stéphanie Lord-Fontaine is a senior research administrator with close to 20 years of experience in the academic and biopharmaceutical sectors as well as in research funding agencies. In her current position of Vice President, Scientific Affairs at Genome Quebec, she leads... Read More →
avatar for Bernard Verret

Bernard Verret

Assistant Deputy Minister, Biofood Processing and Policy, Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec
Bio : Mr. Bernard Verret holds a bachelor's degree in agronomy from Laval University, and has extensive experience in the agricultural sector, particularly in business strategy, both in Quebec and internationally. From 1983 to 1995, Mr. Verret was director of pork production at Breton... Read More →
avatar for Natasha Kim

Natasha Kim

Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Bio : Natasha Kim is currently the Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch at  Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Prior to this she was Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic and Program Policy at Immigration at Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Natasha also... Read More →
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Al Mussell

Research Lead and founder, Agri-Food Economic Systems
Bio : Al Mussell is Research Lead, and founder, of Agri-Food Economic Systems, Inc.Prior to establishing Agri-Food Economic Systems, Al was Senior Research Associate at the George Morris Centre in Guelph, Ontario for fifteen years. His areas of research expertise are farm management... Read More →


Monday November 22, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Virtual

8:30am EST

220: Societal impacts of emerging quantum technologies: which scenarios should we consider now?
Organized by: Université de Sherbrooke / Institut quantique

A multisectorial and multidisciplinary approach to quantum science is essential in Canada to address the emergence of new disruptive quantum technologies and their potential commercial applications. These technologies will have significant ethical, environmental, economic, social and legal implications that need to be explored in the early stages of their development in order to foster socially responsible development. This panel brings together experts from various backgrounds (academic, business and government sectors) and the public to discuss the socio-economic dimensions of quantum technologies, starting from different implementation scenarios, to ensure their responsible development and to maximize benefits of their implementation.

Moderators
avatar for Ted Hewitt

Ted Hewitt

President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Ted Hewitt was appointed president of SSHRC in March 2015. He served as the inaugural chair of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee from 2017 to 2019. Ted was vice-president, research and international relations, at Western University in London, Ontario, from 2004 to 2011, where he had been a professor of sociology since 1989. He was also a public policy scholar at the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Prof. Dr. Shohini Ghose

Prof. Dr. Shohini Ghose

Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University, Wilfrid Laurier University
Shohini Ghose is a Professor of Physics and Computer Science at Wilfrid Laurier University and holds the NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (ON). Her research focuses on quantum information theory and quantum chaos, and she and her colleagues were the first to observe... Read More →
avatar for Nipun Vats

Nipun Vats

Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Research Sector at ISED
Nipun Vats is the Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Research Sector, at the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. In this role, he is responsible for supporting federal policy and investments in post-secondary research, playing a coordinating role... Read More →
avatar for Pre Allison Marchildon

Pre Allison Marchildon

Professeure titulaire / Full Professor, Éthique appliquée / Applied Ethics, Université de Sherbrooke
Allison Marchildon est professeure titulaire et responsable des programmes en éthique appliquée au Département de philosophie et d’éthique appliquée de l’Université de Sherbrooke. Elle est par ailleurs coresponsable de l’axe éthique, gouvernance et démocratie de l’Observatoire... Read More →
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Martin Laforest, PhD

Director, Quantum Strategy, ACET
Dr. Martin Laforest is the Director of Quantum Strategy for ACET Banque Nationale located in Sherbooke, Qc. Martin has developed a career communicating the complexity and strategic impacts of quantum technologies to key stakeholders, including government, the media, the general public... Read More →


Monday November 22, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Virtual

10:00am EST

Break
Monday November 22, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am EST
Virtual

10:00am EST

Poster Session
Poster Presentations:
Bernardo Bolaños - La migration environnemental en Amérique Centrale et du Nord 
Vince Hopkins  - Ambiguous COVID-19 Messaging Increases Unsafe Socializing Intentions 
Oxana Pimenova  - Consultations with Indigenous Peoples of Canada: A Study of the Crown’s Reasoning 
Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero - Meeting the Challenges to access quality education in Latin America: Case reports from indigenous communities in Colombia & Ecuador 
Kenneth Chow  - High-resolution Gridded Sea-Level Change projections and Guidance on ClimateData.ca 

Speakers
avatar for Bernardo Bolaños

Bernardo Bolaños

Enseignant-chercheur, niversité Autonome Metropolitaine, Mexico
Bernardo Bolaños est enseignant-chercheur au département des sciences humaines de l'Université Autonome Metropolitaine, à Mexico. Il est licencié en droit, possède un master d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences, ainsi qu'un doctorat en philosophie à la Sorbonne. Il enseigne... Read More →
avatar for Vince Hopkins

Vince Hopkins

Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Vince Hopkins is a Behavioural Scientist and Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. He studies social policy—specifically, how to reduce poverty and inequality by making it easier for low-income and marginalized... Read More →
avatar for Oxana Pimenova

Oxana Pimenova

PhD Candidate, Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Oxana Pimenova is a Dr. in Constitutional Law (Russia) and a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). For the last 20 years, her academic research and professional activities have been focused on the public sector. Since graduating from the Law... Read More →
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Kenneth Chow

Physical Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Kenneth Chow is a Physical Scientist with the Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS) at Environment and Climate Change Canada. The CCCS is a dedicated multi-disciplinary team with expertise across a broad range of climate-related disciplines, helping Canadians become more resilient... Read More →
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Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero

STEM sin Fronteras
I love science communication, sharing my passion with peers and the younger generation and learning how to bring changes to our communities through science based decisions.  


Monday November 22, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am EST
Virtual

10:00am EST

Indigenous-Led Research at University of Guelph
At a time when social awareness of the atrocities of residential schools is increasing, reclaiming Indigenous space in the academy is more important than ever.  
Join Dr. Kim Anderson and Dr. Brittany Luby for a discussion with Dr. Malcolm Campbell, VP (research), about Nokom’s House, a new research lab being developed, with the guidance of Indigenous community members and Elders. Nokom’s house will be a research space for Dr. Anderson, Dr. Luby, and Dr. Sheri Longboat,  to learn, gather, create, and participate in ceremony with their community collaborators.
Organized by University of Guelph 

Moderators
avatar for Malcolm Campbell

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Kim Anderson

Kim Anderson

Associate Professor, University of Guelph
Dr. Kim Anderson is a Metis scholar with a PhD in history from the University of Guelph. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Relationships and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph. Dr. Anderson... Read More →
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Brittany Luby

Dr. Brittany Luby, whose paternal ancestors originate from Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation, is an award-winning researcher who specializes in Crown-Indigenous relations.Dr. Luby seeks to stimulate public discussion of Indigenous issues through her critical and creative work. The Canadian... Read More →


Monday November 22, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am EST
Virtual

10:30am EST

674: One Health as a Science Policy Initiative: Fostering an integrated approach to addressing complex health problems and emerging threats
Organized by: University of Guelph

The One Health approach should become fundamental to the ways in which we direct, fund, conduct and speak about health science in Canada and the world. The science policy community has a role to play in this realignment of how science is conducted and how science (knowledge) is used to guide/influence policy making, and how we train the next generation of thought leaders. The science policy community can look to the growing network of proponents in universities and agencies who model and advocate for this One Health approach to health science.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Scott Weese

Dr. Scott Weese

University of Guelph
J Scott Weese DVM DVSc DipACVIM FCAHS: Dr. Weese is a veterinary internist and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He is a Professor at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Director of the University of Guelph Centre for Public Health... Read More →
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Dr. Sean Hillier

York University
Dr. Sean Hillier is a queer Mi’kmaw scholar registered with the Qalipu First Nation. He is an assistant professor at the School of Health Policy & Management & York University Research Chair in Indigenous Health Policy & One Health. Dr. Hillier serves as the Special Advisor to the... Read More →
avatar for Paula I. Fujiwara

Paula I. Fujiwara

Former Scientific Director, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)
Dr. Fujiwara joined the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a medical officer in 1992, based in New York City’s (NYC) Department of Health.  She led work on NYC’s outbreaks of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, fueled by HIV and the dismantling of the public... Read More →
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Dr. Mary Jane Ireland

Executive Director of the Animal Health Directorate, Policy and Programs Branch, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Dr. Ireland graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and post-graduate degrees in Veterinary Immunology and Business Administration. In 2002, Dr. Ireland joined the Veterinary Drugs Directorate at Health Canada... Read More →
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Dr. Francisco Olea-Popelka

Western University
Francisco Olea-Popelka holds the Beryl Ivey Endowed Chair in One Health at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. His research focuses on evaluating factors impacting health at the intersection of humans... Read More →
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Dr. Baljit Singh

Vice-President Research, University of Saskatchewan (USask)
Dr. Baljit Singh is Vice-President Research at the University of Saskatchewan (USask), following terms as Dean of the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (2016-2020), and Associate Dean of Research at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of... Read More →
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Dr. Bernadette Dunham

Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University
Dr. Bernadette Dunham is a Professorial Lecturer (2016-present) at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, focusing on One Health issues. Dr. Dunham concurrently serves as an Advisor to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) One Health... Read More →


Monday November 22, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Virtual

10:30am EST

428: How Science Diplomats can help foster prosperity and growth in the post-COVID-19 world: an exploration of the Canada/Québec-UK Nexus
Organized by: Québec Government Office in London

Co-organised by the Government of Québec and the UK’s Science and Innovation Network, this panel aims to reflect on the crucial role of science attachés in steering and strengthening bilateral collaboration while also addressing how their role changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ensuring growth and equitable recovery in the post-pandemic world is paramount with science diplomats unlocking cooperation platforms between scientists, diplomats, policymakers and entrepreneurs based on innovation and values-led strategies. Representatives from UK Research and Innovation, industry and scholars will also discuss their changing expectations and how science attachés can help them seize new opportunities.

Moderators
avatar for Dr Jean-Christophe Mauduit

Dr Jean-Christophe Mauduit

Lecturer in Science Diplomacy, University College London
Jean-Christophe (JC) Mauduit is a Lecturer in Science Diplomacy at University College London, Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy since September 2019. He holds a PhD in Astrophysics from the Paris Observatory and a Master’s in International Relations... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sonny Rathod

Sonny Rathod

Head of Canada Partnerships, UK Research and Innovation
Sonny is Head of Canada Partnerships for UK Research and Innovation and is based in Ottawa as part of a wider UKRI North America presence. Sonny is responsible for strengthening UKRI ties with Canada through building deeper connections with existing partners and scope new opportunities... Read More →
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Sam Jeremy

Director Atlantic Canada, Head Global Issues Team & Science and Innovation Network, British High Commission Ottawa
Sam Jeremy is the Head of the Science and Innovation Network in Canada, responsible for promoting and growing UK-Canada science relations. He is also the Director for Atlantic Canada, growing UK relations with the Atlantic Provinces, and oversees the High Commissions communications... Read More →
avatar for Pierre-Philippe Couture

Pierre-Philippe Couture

chef d'équipe de la Direction des partenariats canadiens et internationaux en innovation (DPCII), Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation du Québec (MEI)
M. Pierre-Philippe Couture est actuellement chef d'équipe de la Direction des partenariats canadiens et internationaux en innovation (DPCII) du Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation du Québec (MEI). Il est diplômé de l’Université de Montréal d’un baccalauréat en... Read More →
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Dr. Madison Rilling

Optonique, Executive Director / Optonique, directrice exécutive, PhD
Following a Joint Honours in Mathematics & Physics at McGill University, Madison received her Master’s in Medical Physics and PhD in Physics from Université Laval. After working as a clinical medical physicist in opening and commissioning a new radiation oncology center in Lévis... Read More →
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Dr Caroline Martin

Science & Innovation Lead, High Commission of Canada, UK
Caroline is the Science & Innovation Lead at High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom. She has experience in facilitating research, development and commercialisation partnerships between Canadian and UK stakeholders in the public, private or third sectors. This requires close... Read More →


Monday November 22, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Virtual

10:30am EST

901: Fundamental questions for inclusive science policy: What is a science, technology and innovation policy, and whose expertise counts?
Organized by: University of Ottawa


Developed with the support of the Institute for Science, Society, and Policy (ISSP) at the University of Ottawa, this panel will address the role of expertise in science policy from a range of different perspectives including academia, policy and civil society as well as the natural and social sciences. Panelists will discuss the challenges of bringing diverse forms of expertise together to offer potential solutions to policy problems. Panelists will invite the audience to think carefully about the role of differing forms of knowledge and expertise; highly credentialed domain experts are necessary for some decisions, but also community and traditional knowledge is necessary to address particular problems.

Moderators
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Gwendolyn Blue

Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Calgary
Gwendolyn Blue is a Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Calgary. Her research focuses on public engagement with socio-environmental issues, specifically climate change and genomic-based approaches to climate change adaptation. Recent research examines impact... Read More →
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Kelly Bronson

Canada Research Chair in Science and Society in Sociology, University of Ottawa
Kelly Bronson is a Canada Research Chair in Science and Society in Sociology at the University of Ottawa with close affiliation to the Institute for Science, Society and Society (ISSP.uottawa.ca). She studies and intervenes into science-society tensions that erupt around technologies–GMOs, fracking, big data & AI—and their governance. Through her research and community engagement she aims to bring societal values into conversation with technical knowledge in the production o... Read More →

Speakers
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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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David Guston

Foundation Professor and founding director of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University
David Guston is the Foundation Professor and was founding director (2015 – 21) of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at the Arizona State University. He is also Associate Vice Provost for Discovery, Engagement and Outcomes within the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures... Read More →
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Angel Ransom

Director of Operations, First Nations Major Projects Coalition
Angel Ransom is from the communities of Nak’azdli Whut’en and Fort St. James, BC but now lives in Prince George, BC in the Lheidli T’enneh Traditional Territory.   She is a UNBC Alumni with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Planning, specializing in the unique field of... Read More →
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Melanie Rock

Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, and member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary
Melanie Rock is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences and member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the University of Calgary. Her research focuses on the societal and cultural dimensions of health, with an emphasis on the importance of non-human animals for... Read More →


Monday November 22, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Virtual

10:30am EST

209: Data Governance and Valuation
Organized by: Natural Resources Canada

Governments, academic institutions and the private sector collect and generate a vast and ever-expanding array of data catalyzed by the internet of things and digital technologies. In the current science and technology climate, the lack of a generally accepted framework limits the potential to ascertain the true value of data and derive economic and societal benefit from data assets, digital tools and applications. This panel will convene senior public servants to discuss the challenges for implementing data governance in the public sector and approaches for considering how data assets may be valuated to support organizational strategic decision-making.

Speakers
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Vidya ShankarNarayan

Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Information Officer
Vidya ShankarNarayan is the CIO and Assistant Deputy Minister, Information Systems Branch at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.Over the past 25 years, Vidya has held multiple positions in both the private and public sectors, leading high-profile initiatives related to service delivery... Read More →
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Dominique Bohn

Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Officer, Alberta Digital Innovation Office
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Raman Srivastava

Chief Data Officer and A/Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Canada
Dr. Raman Srivastava has been working with the Federal Public Service for the past 24 years. He has had the unique privilege to serve eight federal departments/agencies in numerous capacities, most of which have been at management levels. His recent appointments included: Director... 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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Teresa D'Andrea

Director General, Service and Data Modernization, Transport Canada
As the Director General of the Service & Data Modernization team at Transport Canada, Teresa leads several of the federal government’s signature initiatives aimed at transforming the Government of Canada to a digital-first, data-driven organization. Internationally recognized for... Read More →


Monday November 22, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Virtual

12:00pm EST

Break
Monday November 22, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST
Virtual

12:30pm EST

929: Science Priorities and Collaborations for Global Recovery: An International Perspective
Organized by: Office of the Chief Science Advisor of Canada 

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of science in tackling crises and societal challenges. For many governments, the pandemic was also a reminder of the central role that science and technology should have in realizing a sustainable recovery, defining and leveraging strategic advantages, and forging critical alliances in a rapidly changing global landscape.

This panel brings together leaders from economies who have put science and technology at the heart of their post pandemic recovery plans and strategically positioned themselves for a greener, safer and more prosperous future.


Speakers
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Mona Nemer

Chief Science Advisor, Canada
Dr. Mona Nemer is the Chief Science Advisor to Canada’s Prime Minister, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Cabinet. Her mandate is to provide advice on issues related to science and government policies that support it. Before becoming the Chief Science Advisor, Dr... Read More →
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Sir Patrick Vallance

Government Chief Scientific Adviser, and Head of Government Science and Engineering
Patrick was President, R&D at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) from 2012 until 2017. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President, Medicines Discovery and Development. He joined the company in May 2006 as Head of Drug Discovery. He was a member of the GSK Board and the Corporate Executive Team... Read More →
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Michinari Hamaguchi

President, Japan Science and Technology Agency
Michinari Hamaguchi earned his PhD in medicine from Nagoya University. He was appointed Research Associate at the Nagoya University School of Medicine in 1980, and from then worked at Nagoya University except for the period 1985-1988 when he pursued his research at Rockefeller University... Read More →
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Kei Koizumi

Principal Deputy Director for Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Kei is the Principal Deputy Director for Policy in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).  Prior to this, he was Chief of Staff in OSTP and Senior Advisor for Science Policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He has also... Read More →
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Signe Ratso

Deputy Director-General, Research and Innovation, European Commission
Signe Ratso is Deputy Director-General and a member of the Management Board of the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission. She is Chief negotiator, responsible for negotiations of association agreements with third countries associated and future... Read More →


Monday November 22, 2021 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

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

2:00pm EST

Training the Next Generation of Scientific Leaders at the adMare Academy
In today’s world, the demand for skilful professionals in the Canadian life  sciences industry is more critical than ever. At adMare, we respond to that need through  the adMare Academy, where we help build the next generation of talent who will drive the  growth of the Canadian life sciences industry. The adMare Academy includes unique programs such as the BioInnovation Scientist program, which equips scientists with the  necessary skills and abilities to accelerate their journey from strong bench scientists to  leading industry experts. We welcome you to join the adMare virtual booth, on November  22nd, from 2-2:30pm ET, where Dr. Edie Dullaghan, adMare Academy Scientific Director, will  speak to building a successful career in Canada’s life sciences ecosystem, and share the  exciting possibilities and opportunities available within the adMare Academy.
Organized by AdMare

Speakers
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Edie Dullaghan

Scientific Director, adMare BioInnovations
As the Scientific Director of the adMare Academy, Dr. Edie Dullaghan plays a direct role in  the development and advancement of scientific talent within the Canadian life sciences  ecosystem. At adMare, Dr. Dullaghan supports the Academy’s programs, including The  BioInnovation... Read More →


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

2:30pm EST

919: Realizing Canada’s Life Sciences Opportunity
COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on the need for a strong domestic life sciences industry – both to address and secure the health of Canadians, and to drive economic recovery and growth going forward. The federal government has recognized this imperative through historically strong support for life sciences in Budget 2021 - $2.2B over seven years spanning the innovation continuum – from basic research, translation/commercialization, capital generation, clinical trials, and biomanufacturing. But Canada is too small to compete on a global scale unless these investments and the organizations behind them are well-aligned and are collaborating in a very meaningful way. On this panel, we will hear from some of the publicly-funded organizations coming together and leading the way in making Canada a global life sciences leader. 

Organized by: adMare BioInnovations

Moderators
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Gordon C. McCauley

adMare BioInnovations
Gordon McCauley, BA, MBA, ICD.D was appointed President and CEO of adMare BioInnovations in 2016 after serving on the Board for four years. Mr. McCauley is an accomplished life science investor and executive.He has served as President and CEO of Viable Healthworks Corp., a national... Read More →

Speakers
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Rob Annan

President and CEO, Genome Canada
Rob Annan is President and CEO of Genome Canada.Dr. Annan drives an overarching strategy that promotes the value and potential of genomics in Canada to Genome Canada’s major stakeholders, while raising the public profile of Genome Canada both nationally and internationally.Dr. Annan... Read More →
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Nadine Beauger

President and CEO, IRICoR
Dr. Nadine Beauger is President and CEO of IRICoR, a Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research specializing in drug discovery in oncology and related areas, based at IRIC/University of Montreal. Under her leadership, Dr. Beauger has raised significant funding for her organization through federal and provincial government... Read More →
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Cate Murray

Executive Director, Stem Cell Network
Cate has over two decades of experience working in policy and research administration, strategic communications, and government relations. Cate has a proven track record of helping national research organizations move their mandates forward. She joined the Stem Cell Network in 2016... Read More →


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

2:30pm EST

136: Advancing Scientific Integrity in Government: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities
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.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Findlay

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
Virtual

2:30pm EST

912: The gender gap in STEM: an unresolved issue on which a sustainable future depends
Organized by: National Research Council Canada


Humankind is facing unprecedented challenges such as climate change and water scarcity, which must be resolved at the global level. Addressing global sustainability issues will require tremendous effort.
 
To maximize our collective potential to achieve a sustainable future, the full participation of women is required. Gender inequality in STEM hinders women's economic prosperity and undermines global contributions to the innovation economy that are crucial to shared sustainability goals.
 
The panelists, from diverse sectors and domains, will discuss needs and gaps, tools and policies, and share best practices for advancing gender equity and diversifying a STEM workforce.

Moderators
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Geneviève Tanguay

Vice President – Emerging Technologies, National Research Council of Canada
In April 2016, Dr. Geneviève Tanguay joined the National Research Council of Canada  as the first woman Vice-President Research. She leads the Emerging Technologies Division which oversees Nanotechnology, Metrology, Herzberg Astronomy and  Astrophysics, Security and Disruptive... Read More →

Speakers
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Éliane Ubalijoro

Executive Director of Sustainability in the Digital Age and the Global Hub Director in Canada, Future Earth
Éliane Ubalijoro, PhD, is the Executive Director of Sustainability in the Digital Age and the Global Hub Director in Canada for Future Earth. Her decades of experience span academia, science-policy and the non-profit and international development sectors. She is a Professor of Practice... Read More →
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Caleb Behn

Director – Rights and Legal Systems, Rights and Justice Branch Assembly of First Nations
Caleb Behn is Eh-Cho Dene and Dunne-Za from the Treaty No. 8 territory of northeastern British Columbia.  He is a graduate of the University of Victoria Law Program (Specialization in Environmental Law and Sustainability) and was called to the BC Bar in 2015.  Caleb’s work has... Read More →
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Sophie D’Amours

Rectrice, l’Université Laval
Élue le 26 avril 2017, la professeure Sophie D’Amours est la première femme à occuper le poste de rectrice de l’Université Laval, à Québec. Sophie D’Amours est ingénieure mécanique. Elle est titulaire d’une maîtrise en administration des affaires et d’un doctorat... Read More →
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Diane Campbell

Assistant Deputy Minister, Meteorological Service of Canada, Environmental and Climate Change Canada
Diane Campbell is the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Meteorological Service of Canada at Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Canada’s Permanent Representative to the World Meteorological Organization.  Diane has worked for over 40 years in the Canadian Public Service... Read More →
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Alison Nankivell

Senior Vice President, Fund Investments and Global Scaling, BDC Capital
Alison Nankivell is Senior Vice President, Fund Investments and Global Scaling at BDC Capital. Based in Toronto, she leads the team that handles indirect investments in Canada’s largest venture fund investor.Since she joined the team in 2018, Fund Investments and Global Scaling... Read More →


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

2:30pm EST

511: Beyond boundaries: Building science diplomacy capacities and a transdisciplinary network of early career researchers across the Americas
Organized by: Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)

This interactive session explores a unique approach to science-policy collaboration between Canada and the intergovernmental organization, IAI, to develop skills in early career researchers to address global environmental change in Latin America and the Caribbean. Panelists will share their experience as fellows participating in an Inter-American capacity building network as well as Canadian institutions serving as hosts and mentors to the next generation of science, technology, and policy leaders. The audience will interact with speakers on cultivating effective skills from diverse cultural lenses and how transdisciplinary training can assist in strengthening commonalities between Canada and its partners in the Americas.


Speakers
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Alejandro Adem

President, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Professor Alejandro Adem was appointed President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in October 2019.As a highly accomplished researcher in the field of mathematics and a faculty member at the University of British Columbia, Professor Adem has... Read More →
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Ana Watson

PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, University of Calgary
Ana Watson is a doctoral candidate at the University of Calgary (Canada) Environmental Policy & Governance research group. She is originally from Peru and holds an MA degree in Environment and Development from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, and a BSc in Life Science from... Read More →
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Dr. Shweta Ganapati

Policy Analyst, NSERC
Shweta joined NSERC as a Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow in 2020. She has since been working on a broad range of policy priorities at NSERC as well as taking on key international files including the European Union and Germany. Before joining NSERC, Shweta was Program Manager... Read More →
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Dr. Marga Gual Soler

Dr. Marga Gual Soler is a pioneer of science diplomacy education and training worldwide. She specializes in science diplomacy curriculum design, implementation and evaluation. She built and led the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy education portfolio, working with Latin American... Read More →
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Dr. Marc D'Iorio

Assistant Deputy Minister of the Science and Technology Branch, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Dr. Marc D’Iorio is the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Science and Technology Branch in Environment and Climate Change Canada. The Branch is the Canada’s leader in environmental science including atmospheric and climate modelling, aquatics ecosystems and long-term water quality... Read More →


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

4:00pm EST

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

4:00pm EST

Poster Session
Poster Presentations:
Bernardo Bolaños - La migration environnemental en Amérique Centrale et du Nord 
Vince Hopkins  - Ambiguous COVID-19 Messaging Increases Unsafe Socializing Intentions 
Oxana Pimenova  - Consultations with Indigenous Peoples of Canada: A Study of the Crown’s Reasoning 
Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero - Meeting the Challenges to access quality education in Latin America: Case reports from indigenous communities in Colombia & Ecuador 
Kenneth Chow  - High-resolution Gridded Sea-Level Change projections and Guidance on ClimateData.ca

Speakers
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Bernardo Bolaños

Enseignant-chercheur, niversité Autonome Metropolitaine, Mexico
Bernardo Bolaños est enseignant-chercheur au département des sciences humaines de l'Université Autonome Metropolitaine, à Mexico. Il est licencié en droit, possède un master d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences, ainsi qu'un doctorat en philosophie à la Sorbonne. Il enseigne... Read More →
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Vince Hopkins

Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Vince Hopkins is a Behavioural Scientist and Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. He studies social policy—specifically, how to reduce poverty and inequality by making it easier for low-income and marginalized... Read More →
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Oxana Pimenova

PhD Candidate, Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Oxana Pimenova is a Dr. in Constitutional Law (Russia) and a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). For the last 20 years, her academic research and professional activities have been focused on the public sector. Since graduating from the Law... Read More →
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Kenneth Chow

Physical Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Kenneth Chow is a Physical Scientist with the Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS) at Environment and Climate Change Canada. The CCCS is a dedicated multi-disciplinary team with expertise across a broad range of climate-related disciplines, helping Canadians become more resilient... Read More →
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Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero

STEM sin Fronteras
I love science communication, sharing my passion with peers and the younger generation and learning how to bring changes to our communities through science based decisions.  


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

4:00pm EST

Drawing a picture of the Canadian NSE research community through self-identification data
Since 2018, NSERC has asked funding applicants to self-identify in response to questions on age, gender, identity as a person with disabilities, Indigenous identity, and visible minority identity. This session will explore themes emerging from this data, to examine the representation of underrepresented groups in research funded through NSERC’s programs and how this compares to the population. This assessment aligns with the Tri-Agency Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan, through which NSERC is committed to achieving a more equitable, diverse and inclusive Canadian research enterprise, which is essential to creating excellent, innovative and impactful research

Speakers
avatar for Karine Morin

Karine Morin

Director, Policy and Interagency Affairs, NSERC
In early 2019, Karine Morin joined NSERC as Director, Policy and Interagency Affairs where she is  responsible for the implementation of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiative. She recently returned to Ottawa after being an Executive Director at Alberta Innovates, overseeing... Read More →
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Dr. Danika Goosney

Vice-President of Research Grants and Scholarships, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Danika was formerly the Associate Vice-President, Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat, at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. In this role, she managed the Canada Research Chairs Program, the Excellence Research Chairs Program, the Canada First Research... Read More →
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Mary-Rose Bradley-Gill

Senior Program Analyst, Colleges and Networks Division at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
Mary-Rose Bradley-Gill is a Senior Program Analyst in the Colleges and Networks Division at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Mary-Rose recently worked at NSERC as a Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow. Previously, she received her PhD in Biology from... Read More →


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

4:30pm EST

930: Collective response to COVID-19: Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) dialogue with delegates 2021
Join executives from the Canada Research Coordinating Committee as they discuss the collective response of Canada’s research funding organizations to the pandemic and their efforts to build back better. Share your views on issues of national concern. This engagement and listening session aims to inform the Committee’s agenda and reflections going forward.
To learn more about the collective efforts of Canada’s research funding organizations, addressing national priorities, please visit the CRCC web site: www.canada.ca/crcc 

Joignez-vous aux dirigeants du Comité de coordination de la recherche au Canada pour discuter de la réponse commune des organismes de financement de la recherche du Canada à la pandémie et des efforts qu’ils déploient pour reconstruire mieux. Donnez votre avis sur des questions d’intérêt national. Cette séance de discussions et d’écoute vise à orienter le programme du Comité et ses réflexions pour l’avenir.

Pour en savoir plus sur les efforts collectifs des organismes de financement de la recherche du Canada visant à répondre aux priorités nationales, veuillez consulter le site Web du CCRC : www.canada.ca/ccrcOrganized by: Canada Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) Secretariat and CRCC member organizations 

Moderators
avatar for Alejandro Adem

Alejandro Adem

President, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Professor Alejandro Adem was appointed President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in October 2019.As a highly accomplished researcher in the field of mathematics and a faculty member at the University of British Columbia, Professor Adem has... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Roseann O’Reilly Runte

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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Lakshmi Krishnan

Vice-president Of Life Sciences, National Research Council (NRC), PhD
Lakshmi Krishnan was appointed as the Vice President of Life Sciences on a continuing basis as of April 1, 2022 after recently acting in the position. In this capacity, she oversees the Human Health Therapeutics, Aquatic and Crop Resource Development and Medical Devices research centres. As... Read More →
avatar for Ted Hewitt

Ted Hewitt

President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Ted Hewitt was appointed president of SSHRC in March 2015. He served as the inaugural chair of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee from 2017 to 2019. Ted was vice-president, research and international relations, at Western University in London, Ontario, from 2004 to 2011, where he had been a professor of sociology since 1989. He was also a public policy scholar at the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson... Read More →
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Sarah Viehbeck

Associate Vice-President Research - Evidence Integration, CIHR
Dr. Sarah Viehbeck is the Associate Vice-President Research - Evidence Integration at CIHR. In this role, Dr. Viehbeck is responsible for all science-related strategy and policy development. She also leads the design of a comprehensive suite of programs and initiatives to support... Read More →
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Simon Kennedy

Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Simon Kennedy was named Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, effective September 3, 2019.Previously, he served as Deputy Minister of Health from January 2015. During his tenure at Health Canada, that department took on a national leadership role in responding... Read More →
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Stephen Lucas

Deputy Minister, Health Canada
Dr. Stephen Lucas was appointed Deputy Minister of Health on September 3, 2019.Before joining the Department, Dr. Lucas served as Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) since January 2017.As Senior Associate Deputy Minister (Climate Change) from June 2016... Read More →


Monday November 22, 2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm EST
Virtual
 
Tuesday, November 23
 

8:30am EST

910: Taking Research Off The Shelf: Making The Most Of Canada’s Research And Talent Through Partnerships
The pandemic has shown how research partnerships between post-secondary institutions and industry have the potential to speed up the commercialization of innovative solutions to pressing problems. Large investments and a sense of urgency have led to a large number of successful cross-sectoral partnerships. As we slowly resume our day-to-day activities, there is a need to continue to engage in these partnerships to increase the impact of research. There is also a need to bring new companies into the fold, including those that have historically been underrepresented in research partnerships due to their industry, size, or the characteristics of their leadership. Despite these intentions, it can be challenging to create successful partnerships between sectors with differing expectations, incentives and realities. Moreover, it can be hard for partners to find one another in such a large, dispersed country. This panel will explore best practices and innovative solutions for creating partnerships between industry and post-secondary institutions that benefit all parties.


Moderators
avatar for Jesse Vincent-Herscovici

Jesse Vincent-Herscovici

Vice President, Mitacs
As Vice-President of Mitacs, Jesse is responsible for strategy and leads a large national business development team. Working under a mandate to help foster Canadian innovation, he works with the world’s most innovative companies, helping to structure and support their R&D strategy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for William Greuel

William Greuel

CEO, Protein Industries Canada
While growing up on a farm and throughout his career, Bill saw first-hand the opportunity for growth in Canada’s agriculture industry. As CEO of Protein Industries Canada, Bill helps Canada’s plant-protein sector realize this potential by leading the development of Protein Industry... Read More →
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Leigh Huestis

Director of the Office of Industry & Community Engagement, Acadia University
Leigh is a long-time contributor to the Atlantic Canadian innovation ecosystem, which she has seen flourish in the past decade. As the director of the Office Of Industry & Community Engagement at Acadia University, Leigh supports Acadia’s active applied research program, interacting... Read More →
avatar for Todd Pugsley

Todd Pugsley

Director, Technology Development - Bitumen Value Chain Optimization at Suncor
Todd Pugsley has worked at Suncor for 10 years in various technology groups. Currently he leads a group focused on technology development for the carbon competitive conversion of bitumen to both liquid fuels and non-combustion products. Prior to joining Suncor, Todd was in academia... Read More →
avatar for Ken Doyle

Ken Doyle

Executive Director, Tech-Access Canada
As Executive Director of Tech-Access Canada, the national network of Canada’s 60 Technology Access Centres (TACs), Ken is responsible for ensuring the network achieves its mandate of facilitating the sharing of best practices between member TACs, and promoting the adoption of comparable... Read More →
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Rachelle Bruton

Director of National Program Office, National Research Council
NRC is Canada’s largest federal research and development organization. As Director of theNational Program Office, Rachelle is responsible for delivering NRC’s collaborative R&Dprograms. Launched in 2018, these programs bring together NRC’s national network ofresearchers and... Read More →


Tuesday November 23, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am EST

10:00am EST

Break
Tuesday November 23, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am EST
Virtual

10:00am EST

Poster Session
Poster Presentations:
Bernardo Bolaños - La migration environnemental en Amérique Centrale et du Nord 
Vince Hopkins  - Ambiguous COVID-19 Messaging Increases Unsafe Socializing Intentions 
Oxana Pimenova  - Consultations with Indigenous Peoples of Canada: A Study of the Crown’s Reasoning 
Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero - Meeting the Challenges to access quality education in Latin America: Case reports from indigenous communities in Colombia & Ecuador 
Kenneth Chow  - High-resolution Gridded Sea-Level Change projections and Guidance on ClimateData.ca

Speakers
avatar for Bernardo Bolaños

Bernardo Bolaños

Enseignant-chercheur, niversité Autonome Metropolitaine, Mexico
Bernardo Bolaños est enseignant-chercheur au département des sciences humaines de l'Université Autonome Metropolitaine, à Mexico. Il est licencié en droit, possède un master d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences, ainsi qu'un doctorat en philosophie à la Sorbonne. Il enseigne... Read More →
avatar for Vince Hopkins

Vince Hopkins

Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Vince Hopkins is a Behavioural Scientist and Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. He studies social policy—specifically, how to reduce poverty and inequality by making it easier for low-income and marginalized... Read More →
avatar for Oxana Pimenova

Oxana Pimenova

PhD Candidate, Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Oxana Pimenova is a Dr. in Constitutional Law (Russia) and a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). For the last 20 years, her academic research and professional activities have been focused on the public sector. Since graduating from the Law... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth Chow

Kenneth Chow

Physical Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Kenneth Chow is a Physical Scientist with the Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS) at Environment and Climate Change Canada. The CCCS is a dedicated multi-disciplinary team with expertise across a broad range of climate-related disciplines, helping Canadians become more resilient... Read More →
avatar for Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero

Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero

STEM sin Fronteras
I love science communication, sharing my passion with peers and the younger generation and learning how to bring changes to our communities through science based decisions.  


Tuesday November 23, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am EST
Virtual

10:00am EST

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Black Health
Black communities in Canada face many inequalities, with direct and indirect impacts on their health, the care they access and receive, and their right to make decisions concerning their health and care. Although health disparities faced by Black communities are well documented in the U.S., there is an egregious lack of knowledge and data to support the generation of racially-informed approaches to population health, healthcare and health professional training in Canada. The gaps in research, care, training, and public health policies motivated the creation of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Black Health at the University of Ottawa. It will be presented during this virtual room.

Speakers
avatar for Chibuike Udenigwe

Chibuike Udenigwe

Professor and University Research Chair in Food Properties and Nutrient Bioavailability, School of Nutrition Sciences, University of Ottawa
Dr. Chibuike Udenigwe is a Professor and University Research Chair in Food Properties and Nutrient Bioavailability at the School of Nutrition Sciences, University of Ottawa. He holds a cross-appointment at the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, and is a Faculty Affiliate... Read More →
avatar for Jude Mary Cénat

Jude Mary Cénat

Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and the Director of the Vulnerability, Trauma, Resilience & Culture (V-TRaC) Research Laboratory, University of Ottawa
Jude Mary Cénat, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and the Director of the Vulnerability, Trauma, Resilience & Culture (V-TRaC) Research Laboratory at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Cénat conducts research on racial disparities in mental health and social... Read More →
avatar for Martine Lagacé

Martine Lagacé

Associate Vice-President, Research Promotion and Development, University of Ottawa
Martine Lagacé was appointed Associate Vice-President, Research Promotion and Development, in August 2018 for a five-year term. She is a Professor at the Department of Communication and is affiliated with the School of Psychology. Professor Lagacé was Vice-Dean, Governance at the... Read More →


Tuesday November 23, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am EST
Virtual

10:30am EST

690: Fighting climate change in the era of big data
Organized by: Digital Research Alliance of Canada

The importance of Big Data in tackling climate change is undeniable. Yet, it is also Big Data technologies that are contributing to climate change. Advances in computation have enabled scientific research to progress at unprecedented rates. However, these power-hungry and expensive training algorithms have grown exponentially in size over the past few years. It is thus no surprise that the associated energy consumption and cost have become a growing concern. The panel will discuss current issues and future strategies for Canada in climate science while advancing Big Data in support of scientific excellence.

Moderators
avatar for Felipe Pérez-Jvostov

Felipe Pérez-Jvostov

Senior Analyst, Community Engagement & Planning, Digital Research Alliance of Canada
Felipe Pérez-Jvostov is Senior Analyst, Community Engagement & Planning at the Digital Research Alliance of Canada (formerly the New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization; NDRIO). For a number of years, he served as the Senior Advisor for Research Data Management at McGill... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Karen Bakker

Karen Bakker

Professor, University of British Columbia
Dr. Karen Bakker obtained her PhD from Oxford University (where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar) and her BASc from McMaster University. She is a Professor at the University of British Columbia, with expertise in environmental governance and digital innovation. The author of more... Read More →
avatar for Roy Chartier

Roy Chartier

Director of Architecture and Industry, Digital Research Alliance of Canada
Roy Chartier is the Director of Architecture and Industry at the Digital Research Alliance of Canada (formerly the New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization; NDRIO) where he is responsible for leading the evolution and implementation of Canada’s high-performance computing... Read More →
avatar for David M. Hall

David M. Hall

Senior Data Scientist, NVIDIA
Dr. David M. Hall is a Senior Data Scientist at NVIDIA. His research focuses on applications of Artificial Intelligence for the Earth and space sciences. Previously, Dr. Hall held positions as an Assistant Professor of Research in the Computer Science Department at CU Boulder, and... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Abreu

Catherine Abreu

Member, Canada’s Net Zero Advisory Body
Catherine Abreu is an internationally recognized, award-winning campaigner whose work centres on building powerful coalitions to advance action on climate change. One of the world’s 100 most influential people in climate policy as named by Apolitical in 2019, she has over 15 years... Read More →


Tuesday November 23, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Virtual

10:30am EST

187: Building back better: towards empathic neighborhoods and next-generation cities
Organized by: Concordia

The panel comprises major stakeholders from energy, real estate, facility management corporations, and key actors from non-profits, municipal government, and community activist groups who will discuss approaches on how to catalyze the sustainable transformation of society. Within three discussion blocks, the panellists and attendees will focus on challenges, solutions, and methods for action to accelerate neighbourhood-level transformations. Within the discussion, the panellists will share insights and brainstorm about regulatory sandboxes, multistakeholder commissions, new governance structures and the potential of digital twins of cities that allow fast modelling of alternative scenarios to enable informed decision-making processes to realize pilot projects.

Speakers
avatar for Prof. Dr. habil. Ursula Eicker

Prof. Dr. habil. Ursula Eicker

Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) for Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Cities and Communities, Concordia University Montréal
Prof. Ursula Eicker is the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) for Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Cities and Communities at Concordia University Montréal. A German physicist, Eicker has held leadership positions at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences and its Centre... Read More →
avatar for Stéphane Chayer

Stéphane Chayer

senior executive in Siemens Canada and a Vice President, Smart Infrastructure
Stéphane Chayer is a senior executive in Siemens Canada and a Vice President of Smart Infrastructure responsible for the strategic management, direction and leadership for the Regional Solutions and Services division in Canada. Based in Montréal, Québec, Stéphane is also Siemens... Read More →
avatar for Simon Racicot-Daignault

Simon Racicot-Daignault

President and Chief Executive Officer, InnovHQ inc
Simon Racicot-Daignault was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of InnovHQ inc. in June 2020. In this capacity, he is responsible for developing an end-to-end vision and strategy for commercializing innovative technologies that will help build Québec’s energy future... Read More →
avatar for Mary W. Rowe

Mary W. Rowe

Senior Fellow, Community Economics, Shorefast Board Director, The Bentway
Mary is a leading urban advocate and civil society leader who has worked in cities across Canada and the United States. Mary comes to CUI with several years of experience as an urban advocate and community leader, including serving as Executive Vice President of the Municipal Art... Read More →
avatar for Madelyn Capozzi

Madelyn Capozzi

Creative Researcher at The Office of Rules and Norms, Research Assistant, Integrated Design, Ecology, Art and Sustainability for the Built Environment
Madelyn Capozzi is a graduate of Concordia University’s BFA in Design. Madelyn is interested in how prevailing philosophies and ways of relating intersect with action and institution. Her creative practice leverages design, research, and strategic intervention to engage with contemporary... Read More →
avatar for François Bédard

François Bédard

François Bédard is Senior Advisor of the Innovation Think Tank Humanitek, the innovation catalyst at Numana, Quebec’s technology think tank formerly known as TechnoMontréal. This initiative aims to analyze and identify emerging technologies, assess their impacts, and work with... Read More →


Tuesday November 23, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Virtual

10:30am EST

920: Brain Health Matters... The Importance of Health System Readiness
Organized by: Hoffman-La Roche Limited

Our healthcare system is currently challenged to manage the growing burden of chronic diseases on
Canadians, especially given our aging population. Health system readiness, with a focus on brain
health, is key to supporting people living with chronic diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s
disease. The panel is intended to spark discussion on brain health and health system readiness
post-pandemic, and highlight opportunities to improve health outcomes and system efficiencies with
innovation and effective planning.

Moderators
avatar for Robyn M. Saccon

Robyn M. Saccon

Manager, Access and Health Policy, Roche Diagnostics
Robyn is a Manager of Access and Health Policy at Roche Diagnostics, where she focuses on the ways that policy influences diagnostic access, and works with decision-makers to improve such access in areas of Alzheimer's disease, women's health, data, covid-19 pandemic management and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alex Mihailidis

Alex Mihailidis

Associate Vice-President – International Partnerships & Professor, University of Toronto
Professor Mihailidis is the Associate Vice-President for International Partnerships at the University of Toronto (UofT), and the Scientific Director of the AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence, which focuses on the development of new technologies and services for older adults... Read More →
avatar for Laura Tamblyn Watts

Laura Tamblyn Watts

President and CEO, CanAge
Laura Tamblyn Watts is the CEO of CanAge, Canada’s national seniors’ advocacy organization.  She previously served as Chief Public Policy Officer at the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (2018- 2019) and in multiple positions at the Canadian Centre for Elder Law, including... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Megan O’Connell

Dr. Megan O’Connell

Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychology Team, Rural and Remote Memory Clinic Professor, Department of Psychology and Health Studies Associate Member, Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture, Medicine
Megan E. O’Connell is a registered doctoral clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan, and remote specialist to primary care support for appropriate dementia care. Accessibility of appropriate services and supports is core to her research... Read More →
avatar for Professor Craig Ritchie

Professor Craig Ritchie

Chair of the Psychiatry of Ageing at the University of Edinburgh and Director, Brain Health Scotland
Craig Ritchie is the Professor of the Psychiatry of Ageing at the University of Edinburgh, having moved from his role as Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Mental Health at Imperial College London in October 2014. He completed his PhD through an MRC Health Services Research Fellowship... Read More →


Tuesday November 23, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Virtual

10:30am EST

Short Talks
716: Science diplomacy: Is it science or national interest that comes first? - Organized by: DST- Centre for Policy Research, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

741: COVID-19 and beyond: Causal Layered Analysis of Vaccine Policy Strategy in Taiwan, Singapore, and Canada - Organized by: National Taiwan University

745: Should Canada Adopt the Bayh-Dole Model? - Organized by: Stiletto: Make a Point

761: The potential benefits and limitations of implementing local closed-loop plastic recycling programs: a case study at Concordia Precious Plastics Project (CP3) - Organized by: Concordia University

762: Towards the Strengthening of the North American Integration in a Post-Covid World. Opportunities provided by CUSMA and Geography. - Organized by: Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Coacalco, México.

778: Emerging Trends in Canadian Science Communication - Organized by: Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Tuesday November 23, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Virtual

12:00pm EST

Break
Tuesday November 23, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST
Virtual

12:30pm EST

CSPC 2021 Award Ceremony, Speech by Simon Kennedy, Deputy Minister, ISED
Speakers
avatar for Simon Kennedy

Simon Kennedy

Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Simon Kennedy was named Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, effective September 3, 2019.Previously, he served as Deputy Minister of Health from January 2015. During his tenure at Health Canada, that department took on a national leadership role in responding... Read More →


Tuesday November 23, 2021 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

Break
Tuesday November 23, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

Technology Horizons
The National Research Council (NRC) recently undertook a horizon-scanning initiative to identify key economic and societal challenges of significance for Canada over the next 10 to 15 years. The objective was to identify technologies likely to be implemented in this time frame, which align with the NRC's mandate to support public policy, in particular addressing Canadian economic and societal challenges. Six broad subject areas were explored, including: Climate Change, Resource Futures, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Privacy, Health-care Futures and New Models of Innovation. 
This session will explore the horizon-scanning methodology used by NRC, and will present some preliminary findings drawn from the report and subsequent cons

Speakers
avatar for Christina Stachulak

Christina Stachulak

Senior Policy Advisor and Project Lead of Technology Horizons, National Research Council of Canada
Christina Stachulak is Senior Policy Advisor and Project Lead of Technology Horizons with the National Research Council of Canada.  She has more than 15 years’ experience at the intersection of science and innovation policy, in Europe, North America and Asia. For over a decade... Read More →
avatar for Dan Wayner

Dan Wayner

Departmental Science Advisor and Chief Science Officer, National Research Council Canada
Dr. Dan Wayner is the Departmental Science Advisor and Chief Science Officer of the National Research Council Canada.  He is an experienced executive, research and development (R&D) manager and world-class scientist.  He received a BSc from McMaster University in 1980 and a PhD... Read More →


Tuesday November 23, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Virtual

2:30pm EST

695: Envisioning the future of low carbon, resilient communities: key ingredients of a just, inclusive transition
Organized by: University of Waterloo

The panel “Envisioning the future of low carbon, resilient communities: key ingredients of a just, inclusive transition” presented by the University of Waterloo will explore a diversity of provocative interventions on Canada’s accelerated transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The goal of the panel is to expose and explore potential co-benefits and tradeoffs inherent in the transition, and consider the ways that evidence-based policy might facilitate a just and inclusive approach to deep decarbonization in Canada. The panel discussion will feature Canadian and international subject matter experts, and will be followed by an open discussion with the audience.

Speakers
avatar for JEAN ANDREY

JEAN ANDREY

Dean, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo
Dr. Jean Andrey is Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo; as well as Chair of the Canadian Chapter of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.  Over the past three decades... Read More →
avatar for MARY PICKERING

MARY PICKERING

MES, Accredited Partnership Broker
Mary Pickering has 30 years of experience in the environmental non-profit sector. She is currently senior advisor to The Atmospheric Fund, and Low Carbon Cities Canada, working to accelerate urban climate action while generating equitable community benefits. Mary is an experienced program designer and leader of collective impact and partnership initiatives, co-directing development of the City of Toronto’s TransformTO climate plan and participating... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Samson

Rachel Samson

Clean Growth Research Director, Canadian Institute for Climate Choices
Rachel Samson has worked on climate change policy, and the intersection of environmental and economic policy, for over 20 years. Rachel has experience at various federal government departments, including as an economist at Finance Canada and as Director of Current Analysis and Economic... Read More →
avatar for MANVI BHALLA

MANVI BHALLA

Co-Founder and President, Shake Up The Establishment, Co-Founder and Director, missINFORMED
Manvi Bhalla is an experienced community-organizer and researcher. While completing her BSc in Biomedical Science, she was the President of Oxfam at Guelph; a feminist anti-poverty organization. With her strong interdisciplinary leadership experience, she co-founded the national non-profit... Read More →
avatar for SARAH BURCH

SARAH BURCH

Associate Professor, University of Waterloo; Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Governance and Innovation; Executive Director, Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change
Dr. Sarah Burch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo; as well as the Executive Director of the university’s Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3). Dr. Burch holds a Canada Research Chair in... Read More →
avatar for Graeme Reed

Graeme Reed

Senior Policy Advisor, Assembly of First Nations and PhD Candidate, University of Guelph
Of mixed Anishinaabe and European descent, Graeme Reed works at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) as a senior policy advisor, ensuring federal and international climate policy safeguards First Nations rights, jurisdiction and knowledge. In his spare time, he is a doctoral candidate... Read More →


Tuesday November 23, 2021 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
Virtual

2:30pm EST

206: Inclusion through Broader Research Collaboration: Building Forward Better
Organized by: Colleges and Institutes Canada

For vulnerable and underrepresented groups such as women, immigrants, racialized communities and Indigenous peoples, COVID-19 has deepened and exacerbated systemic and underlying inequities. Motivated by solving practical challenges within their communities, college applied research centres gather students, faculty and technology to work collaboratively with a broad range of partners. This “non-traditional” approach to research leverages the unique strengths of each partner for the benefit of the entire community. Five leaders from different segments of the innovation ecosystem will share their recipes for success in collaborating with research partners to achieve social innovation impacts and advance a more just society.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Amyot

Denise Amyot

President and CEO, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)
Denise Amyot was appointed in 2013 as the President/CEO of Colleges and Institutes Canada, the voice of Canada’s colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics, and an international leader in education for employment in over 25 countries. Previously, Denise was the President/CEO... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Holmes

Kevin Holmes

Managing Director, Social Innovation Lab, Algonquin College
Kevin Holmes is Managing Director, Social Innovation Lab at Algonquin College. In 2018 he founded the 1st Social Innovation Lab in Canada’s college system and launched SLiDE (Service Learning in Design & Engineering) an initiative supporting the social sector in the area of digital... Read More →
avatar for Gail Bowkett

Gail Bowkett

Vice President, Programs, Mitacs
Gail Bowkett is the Director, Innovation Policy at Mitacs. With over 20 years’ experience in the fields of higher education and international development, Gail provides leadership on policy research and analysis in support of Mitacs priorities and programming. Gail's experience... Read More →
avatar for Hailey Hechtman

Hailey Hechtman

Executive Director, Causeway Work Centre
Hailey Hechtman is a creative, intentional and purpose-driven social impact leader with a passion for co-creative team development, strength-based program implementation and collective impact. She has 10 years of experience working in the social services sector with an aim for promoting... Read More →
avatar for Kelly J Lendsay

Kelly J Lendsay

President & CEO, Indigenous Works
Kelly Lendsay is an entrepreneur who is internationally recognized as one of Canada’s foremost innovators and organizational development experts in workplace inclusion systems, models and corporate/indigenous partnerships. His dynamic communications style and passion for innovation... Read More →
avatar for Naomi Tabata

Naomi Tabata

Manager, Centre for Applied Research, Technology and Innovation, North Island College
Naomi Tabata is the Manager of the Centre for Applied Research, Technology and Innovation at North Island College, where she works to connect the talented faculty and students at North Island College with community businesses and organizations to create meaningful and mutually beneficial... Read More →


Tuesday November 23, 2021 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
Virtual

2:30pm EST

305: Connecting and Building the Canadian Science Innovation Ecosystem
Organized by: Simon Fraser University, SFU's Partnerships Hub

Science commercialization can take 10-15 years and millions of dollars of investment with uncertain outcomes. Translating leading scientific inventions into impactful innovation has three main challenges: the time-money-uncertainty, the different incentives and timelines of academia and industry; and the typically narrow education our science and engineering researchers receive. To overcome these challenges, Canada needs a build-for-scale strategy, starting within university research labs and classrooms, and extending through purpose-driven translational grants, de-risking and process scaleup up facilities, mentoring support, to commercialization and IP strategy. Learn from science innovation leaders about new approaches that are improving outcomes, and the potential for building and connecting the science innovation ecosystem in Canada.

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Sarah Lubik

Dr. Sarah Lubik

Executive Director, the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship; Director, Entrepreneurship, SFU
Dr. Sarah Lubik is the Executive Director of the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship and Simon Fraser University (SFU)'s first Director of Entrepreneurship. She has experience coordinating pan-European startup support programs, is a certified expert business coach, and was... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Elicia Maine

Dr. Elicia Maine

VanDusen Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Academic Director Mitacs i2I Innovation Skills Training, Simon Fraser University
Elicia Maine is the W.J. VanDusen Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Beedie School of Business, Academic Director of the Invention to Innovation (i2I) Program, and Special Advisor on Innovation to the VPRI at Simon Fraser University. Within the SFU VPRI, she has oversight... Read More →
avatar for Alejandro Adem

Alejandro Adem

President, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Professor Alejandro Adem was appointed President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in October 2019.As a highly accomplished researcher in the field of mathematics and a faculty member at the University of British Columbia, Professor Adem has... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Kausar N. Samli

Dr. Kausar N. Samli

Applied-Technologies Commercialization Executive
Dr. Samli specializes in commercializing applied-technologies. His engagements include securing and deploying capital, and demonstrating significant stakeholder value generation across industries (including bio, quantum, and blockchain), non-profit organizations, and academia. As... Read More →
avatar for Duncan Stewart

Duncan Stewart

Partner, Deep Tech Venture Fund, Business Development Bank of Canada
Duncan brings extensive science and technology expertise to the BDC Deep Tech Venture Fund from his years of work in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining BDC Capital, he was Director General of the NRC Canadian national lab Security and Disruptive Technologies research... Read More →


Tuesday November 23, 2021 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
Virtual

2:30pm EST

371: Growing through Crisis – Canada’s Cellular Agriculture Opportunity
Organized by: Ontario Genomics
​The global population is projected to reach 9.7B by 2050. Novel and sustainable food systems are essential to meet this growing global food demand. The alternative protein industry, including cellular agriculture, uses ground-breaking techniques, to create foods and new products, such as meat, dairy, eggs, and ingredients. This industry is expected to reach $290B in global revenues by 2035. As a rapidly emerging and innovative industry, cellular agriculture is poised to revolutionize and augment Canada’s strong agriculture and food industries. With expertise from across industry, venture capital investment, government, and not-for-profits, this diverse panel will discuss Canada’s advantage, key recommendations, and necessary next steps to compete in the global cellular agriculture market.
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Speakers
avatar for Lavanya Anandan, PhD

Lavanya Anandan, PhD

Director of Innovation Field Cultured Meat, Merck KGaA
Lavanya Anandan is the Director of Innovation Field Cultured Meat, within the corporate innovation arm of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, operating across healthcare, life science and electronics. Based at the company’s Innovation Hub in the San Francisco Bay Area, she and her team are building a new... Read More →
avatar for John Kelly, PhD

John Kelly, PhD

Deputy Minister of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), Ministry of Agriculture
John Kelly was appointed Deputy Minister of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) in August 2020. John brings more than 25 years of leadership in the agricultural, food and life sciences industries, spanning private, public and not-for-profit sectors... Read More →
avatar for Giuliano Tolusso

Giuliano Tolusso

Deputy Director within the Innovation and Growth Policy Division, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Giuliano Tolusso is a Deputy Director within the Innovation and Growth Policy Division of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Strategic Policy Branch in Ottawa. He leads a small team of policy analysts who focus on the socio-economic impacts of new and emerging technologies like... Read More →
avatar for Bettina Hamelin

Bettina Hamelin

Président & CEO, Ontario Genomics
Bettina Hamelin, PharmD, EMBA is the President and CEO of Ontario Genomics, an Ontario-based not-for profit organization dedicated to catalyze and support the development of genomics-based technologies across multiple economic sectors for a genomics-driven bioeconomy.Dr. Hamelin has... Read More →
avatar for Alison Sunstrum

Alison Sunstrum

CEO, Founder, CNSRV-X Inc.
Alison is a Venture Partner at Builders VC, a San Francisco/Calgary based venture capital fund investing in founders re-imagining large underinvested, antiquated industries. She is an investment committee member of The51.  The51 is creating a critical mass of female-powered c... Read More →


Tuesday November 23, 2021 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
Virtual

4:00pm EST

Break
Tuesday November 23, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Virtual

4:00pm EST

Poster Session
Poster Presentations:
Bernardo Bolaños - La migration environnemental en Amérique Centrale et du Nord 
Vince Hopkins  - Ambiguous COVID-19 Messaging Increases Unsafe Socializing Intentions 
Oxana Pimenova  - Consultations with Indigenous Peoples of Canada: A Study of the Crown’s Reasoning 
Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero - Meeting the Challenges to access quality education in Latin America: Case reports from indigenous communities in Colombia & Ecuador 
Kenneth Chow  - High-resolution Gridded Sea-Level Change projections and Guidance on ClimateData.ca

Speakers
avatar for Bernardo Bolaños

Bernardo Bolaños

Enseignant-chercheur, niversité Autonome Metropolitaine, Mexico
Bernardo Bolaños est enseignant-chercheur au département des sciences humaines de l'Université Autonome Metropolitaine, à Mexico. Il est licencié en droit, possède un master d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences, ainsi qu'un doctorat en philosophie à la Sorbonne. Il enseigne... Read More →
avatar for Vince Hopkins

Vince Hopkins

Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Vince Hopkins is a Behavioural Scientist and Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. He studies social policy—specifically, how to reduce poverty and inequality by making it easier for low-income and marginalized... Read More →
avatar for Oxana Pimenova

Oxana Pimenova

PhD Candidate, Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Oxana Pimenova is a Dr. in Constitutional Law (Russia) and a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). For the last 20 years, her academic research and professional activities have been focused on the public sector. Since graduating from the Law... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth Chow

Kenneth Chow

Physical Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Kenneth Chow is a Physical Scientist with the Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS) at Environment and Climate Change Canada. The CCCS is a dedicated multi-disciplinary team with expertise across a broad range of climate-related disciplines, helping Canadians become more resilient... Read More →
avatar for Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero

Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero

STEM sin Fronteras
I love science communication, sharing my passion with peers and the younger generation and learning how to bring changes to our communities through science based decisions.  


Tuesday November 23, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Virtual

4:30pm EST

612: The Missing Piece – The Ocean’s Role in Reaching Net Zero
Organized by: Ocean Frontier Institute

The ocean stores hundreds of times the heat and 50 times more carbon than the atmosphere. It absorbs more carbon than all of the Earth’s rainforests combined. Global ambitions for a net-zero-carbon future depend on the ocean’s ability to continue to do this, but mounting scientific evidence shows alarming change. Without the ability to measure this change on a meaningful scale, international climate targets risk significantly missing the mark. Global conversations about climate change generally omit the critical role of the ocean. This panel will explain several different angles of this problem, why we cannot ignore it any longer, and the next steps that must happen.

Moderators
avatar for Paul Snelgrove

Paul Snelgrove

Departmental Science Advisor, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Dr. Snelgrove is Departmental Science Advisor to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. He is also Associate Scientific Director of The Ocean Frontier Institute, Professor of Ocean Sciences and Biology at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada and he leads the Natural... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ken Paul

Ken Paul

Lead Fisheries Negotiator and Fisheries Research Coordinator,, Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick
For 10 years, Ken was an engineer and Hydrographer-in-Charge with the Canadian Hydrographic Service responsible for leading multibeam seafloor mapping operations along the Atlantic coast. Following this, Ken spent 10 years with Parks Canada as a Senior Aboriginal Policy Advisor in... Read More →
avatar for Anya Waite

Anya Waite

Vice-President Research (Ocean), Dalhousie University
Dr. Waite is Associate Vice-President Research (Ocean) of Dalhousie University and Scientific Director and CEO of the Ocean Frontier Institute. Previously, she was Section Head of Polar Biological Oceanography at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven and Professor of Oceanography... Read More →
avatar for Emily Choy

Emily Choy

Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University
Dr. Emily Choy is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University and Environment and Climate Change Canada.  Her research is supported by an NSERC and an L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowships. Dr Choy is studying... Read More →


Tuesday November 23, 2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm EST
Virtual

4:30pm EST

909: Freeing Climate Ambition from Misinformation Barriers
Organized by: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)

Climate change is a defining global challenge of our time. Effectively addressing it requires significant changes in individual and collective human behavior and decision-making. Scientific literacy also plays an important role in addressing climate change. Research shows that a relatively small amount of climate misinformation is effective in lowering people’s acceptance of climate action. Research has also shown that knowledge, education, and awareness on its own are not enough to drive behaviour change. Panelists will explore how science literacy, journalism, and behavioural sciences can further support or explain the failure to act on climate change.

Moderators
avatar for Eric M. Meslin

Eric M. Meslin

President and CEO, Council of Canadian Academies
Eric M. Meslin, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS is President and CEO of the Council of Canadian Academies, an independent organization that conducts assessments of evidence to inform Canadian public policy. Over a three-decade career in academic and government settings he has held prior positions... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Marianne Mader

Dr. Marianne Mader

Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Association of Science Centres
Dr. Marianne Mader is the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Associations of Science Centres (CASC), one of the largest membership-based associations of informal science learning organizations in Canada, which collectively engages over 10 million visitors each year. In addition... Read More →
avatar for John Cook

John Cook

Research Fellow, Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub
John Cook is a Research Fellow at Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub. In 2007, he founded Skeptical Science, a website which won the 2011 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for the Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge and 2016 Friend of the Planet Award from the National... Read More →
avatar for Jiaying Zhao

Jiaying Zhao

Associate Professor, University of British Colombia
Jiaying Zhao is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia and the Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Sustainability. Dr. Zhao was a guest speaker on an Apple Podcast... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Nisbet

Matthew Nisbet

Professor, Northeastern University
Matthew Nisbet, CAMD Professor of Communication Studies and Affiliate Professor Public Policy and Urban Affairs, has conducted extensive research on climate change communication, studying the overlap between communication, science, and policy. His latest scholarly project was recently... Read More →
avatar for Laura Wesley

Laura Wesley

Director General of Communications, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Having served as the Director General of COVID-19 Communications Priorities, with the Privy Council Office (PCO), Laura focused on whole-of-government integration in the Government of Canada’s (GC) communications response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She has also led PCO’s Advertising... Read More →


Tuesday November 23, 2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm EST
Virtual

4:30pm EST

535: “Lion’s Den” - Pitch Your Science-Based Policy Intervention to Real Politicians
Organized by: Elect STEM

Elect STEM will be offering a workshop modeled after the popular TV show “Dragon’s Den” – the Lion’s Den. We will ask pre-selected participants to give a 3-minute pitch on a desired political intervention driven by their science. This would be an intervention that would need to be passed as a bill or motion at any level of government anywhere in the country. Our panel of Lion’s will evaluate each participant’s proposal, providing educational feedback for our audience on how to pitch science policy to politicians. Participants will receive constructive feedback from our Lion’s and a hypothetical motion to their proposal. The motion of each proposal will be made by a combination of an audience poll and the ‘expert judgement’ of the Lion’s. For their bravery into the Lion’s Den, each participant will receive a ‘badge of honour’ from Elect STEM that they can show off to their colleagues and encourage future political participation of scientists and engineers. We hope this workshop will offer valuable communication training for scientist interest in science policy or engaging in politics.

Moderators
avatar for Monika Stolar PhD

Monika Stolar PhD

Co-Founder, Elect STEM
Monika Stolar is a Research and Industry Relations Officer at Simon Fraser University, liaising between researchers, external funding agencies and industry to identify potential research collaborations and partnerships.  She has a strong passion for scientific communication and education... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Weaver

Andrew Weaver

Dr. Andrew Weaver is the former MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head and Green Party of British Columbia leader. Prior to his election, Dr. Weaver served as Canada Research Chair in climate modelling and analysis in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria. He has... Read More →
avatar for Bhutila Karpoche, MPP

Bhutila Karpoche, MPP

Member, Provincial Parliament for Parkdale—High Park
Bhutila Karpoche is the Member of Provincial Parliament for Parkdale—High Park. In June 2018, Bhutila made history by becoming the first person of Tibetan heritage to be elected to public office in North America. Bhutila is active on issues around social justice and public health... Read More →
avatar for Preston Manning, PC CC AOE

Preston Manning, PC CC AOE

Founder and the only leader, Reform Party of Canada
Preston Manning is the founder and the only leader of the Reform Party of Canada, a Canadian federal political party that evolved into the Canadian Alliance which in turn merged with the Progressive Conservative Party to form today’s Conservative Party of Canada. Manning represented... Read More →
avatar for Ted Hsu, PhD

Ted Hsu, PhD

Member of Parliament, Kingston and the Islands
In 2011, Ted was elected Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, one of very few scientists in parliament. In 2014-15, Ted revived and led a national campaign to restore the long-form census because of the vital information it delivers to our society. That restoration became... Read More →


Tuesday November 23, 2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm EST
Virtual

4:30pm EST

307: Building Canada’s Biomanufacturing Capacity: An Ecosystem Approach Fit for Purpose
Organized by: BioCanRx - Canada's Immunotherapy Network

The COVID-19 pandemic painfully highlighted the gaps in Canada’s domestic biomanufacturing capacity. In response, the Federal Government has made key investments to build up Canadian capacity. While these investments are essential, building structures in which to carry out GMP biomanufacturing are only one part of a very complex equation. The 2021 Biomanufacturing and Life Science Strategy recognizes this complexity and proposes a ‘strong coordinated structure for biomanufacturing and life science’ to maximize benefit to Canadians. The panel will discuss an ecosystem approach focused on the how to build and sustain a robust, interconnected biomanufacturing ecosystem with built-in resiliency and future pandemic readiness. 

Moderators
avatar for Karimah Es Sabar

Karimah Es Sabar

Chief Executive Officer & Partner, Quark Venture
Karimah Es Sabar is a highly-recognized Canadian life sciences leader with global experience and a successful career spanning multi-national pharmaceutical/biotechnology companies, startups, not-for-profit organizations and venture investment firms. She has provided leadership in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. John Bell

Dr. John Bell

Senior Scientist, The Ottawa Hospital | Professor, Depts. Of Medicine and Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa | Scientific Director, BioCanRx | Director, Canadian Oncolytic Virus Consortium, PhD
He/himDr. John Bell is a world-renowned thought leader in oncolytic virus research and development. In addition to his many academic contributions to the field, Dr. Bell established a GMP manufacturing program that has produced clinical grade oncolytic viruses for worldwide use in... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Quizi

Jennifer Quizi

Director of Biotherapeutics Manufacturing Operations, BioCanRx
Dr. Jennifer Quizi is Director of Biotherapeutics Manufacturing Operations at BioCanRx, and Director of the Biotherapeutics Manufacturing Centre - Virus Manufacturing Facility at the Ottawa Hospital. Previously within BioCanRx, Dr. Quizi held the position of Director of Scientific... Read More →
avatar for John D. Lewis

John D. Lewis

Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Entos
Dr. Lewis is the founder and CEO of Entos pharmaceuticals, a start-up Drug Delivery Company incorporated in 2017. He has a long track record of success leading biotechnology companies in the therapeutic and diagnostic spaces. In addition to his entrepreneurship, Dr. Lewis is the Frank... Read More →
avatar for Lakshmi Krishnan

Lakshmi Krishnan

Vice-president Of Life Sciences, National Research Council (NRC), PhD
Lakshmi Krishnan was appointed as the Vice President of Life Sciences on a continuing basis as of April 1, 2022 after recently acting in the position. In this capacity, she oversees the Human Health Therapeutics, Aquatic and Crop Resource Development and Medical Devices research centres. As... Read More →


Tuesday November 23, 2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm EST
Virtual
 
Wednesday, November 24
 

8:30am EST

451: Research Security and International Collaboration
Organized by: ISED, Government of Canada

This panel will discuss how Canada and its allies are handling the issue of research security. Countries with open and collaborative research ecosystems are particularly at risk, and the shift to remote work has made Canada and likeminded countries attractive targets to hostile actors with malicious intent. The panelists from the public and academic sectors of participating Five Eyes Alliance countries will discuss how each country is handling research security, and share tips and tools to address this issue. The aim of this panel is to highlight what governments, and institutions are doing to maintain and open and secure research environment in an era of increasing risk. 


Moderators
avatar for Cherie Henderson

Cherie Henderson

Interim Assistant Director Requirements, CSIS
Cherie Henderson is originally from British Columbia. In 1987 she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Victoria majoring in Economics, and in 2014 completed a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Defence Management Policy at the Royal Military College... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mel Southwell-Lee

Mel Southwell-Lee

Branch Manager, Policy and Strategy
Dr Mel Southwell-Lee commenced as Branch Manager, Policy and Strategy in late 2021.Dr Southwell-Lee has a long history of engagement with Australian and international education, science and research. She has held leadership positions in the Australian Government departments of education... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Rebecca Spyke Keiser

Dr. Rebecca Spyke Keiser

Chief of Research Security Strategy and Policy (CORSSP), National Science Foundation (NSF)
Dr. Rebecca Keiser is head of the Office of International Science & Engineering (OISE) and the Chief of Research Security Strategy and Policy (CORSSP) at the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Keiser has served as head of OISE since coming to NSF in 2015. The office promotes an... Read More →
avatar for Philippe Johnston

Philippe Johnston

Chief Information Officer for the National Research Council and the President, Chief Information Officer (CIO) Association of Canada
Philippe is currently the Chief Information Officer for the National Research Council and the President of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) Association of Canada which promotes the Voice of the CIO across the country. Prior to joining the NRC in April 2021, he managed the IM/IT Operations for Transport Canada starting in 2019. He also held the CIO position at the granting councils, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC... Read More →
MR

Mark Ruglys

Head of Research Security, Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
Mark Ruglys is Head of Research Security within the Directorate of International Research and Innovation – part of the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy. His responsibilities include developing and implementing policy for managing risks that come with international... Read More →


Wednesday November 24, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Virtual

8:30am EST

146: Does good science lead to good advice and policy making? - Rethinking the science-advice-policy link in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Organized by: Frontiers

The panel will present and discuss the results of a series of interviews with selected science advisors, experts and policy makers conducted in the frame of Frontiers Policy Labs during the timeframe 2020/2021. Our qualitative research addresses the questions including how to change the world with Science? What can we learn from COVID-19 on why the world was not better prepared and how the science system as it was set up globally pre-COVID contributed to the failures/ successes observed? The goal is targeted at real-world solutions to these system failures and how to avoid them in future health/ other crises

Moderators
avatar for Jean-Claude Burgelman

Jean-Claude Burgelman

Professor of Open Science Policies and Practices, Free University of Brussels, Editor in Chief, Frontiers Policy Lab
Jean-Claude Burgelman is professor of Open Science Policies and Practices at the Free University of Brussels; Faculty of Social Science and Solvay Business School. He retired on 1-3-2020 from the European Commission as Open Access Envoy and head of unit Open Science at DG RTD. He... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Remi Quirion

Remi Quirion

Inaugural Chief Scientist of Quebec and the President of the three Board of Directors, Fonds de recherche du Québec and President Elect of INGSA
Professor Rémi Quirion is the inaugural Chief Scientist of Quebec and the President of the three Board of Directors of the Fonds de recherche du Québec since July 1st, 2011. A McGill Full Professor, Psychiatry and outgoing Scientific Director at the Douglas Mental Health University... Read More →
avatar for Mamokghethi Phakeng

Mamokghethi Phakeng

Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town
Mamokgethi (Kgethi) Phakeng began her term of office as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town on 1 July 2018. She holds a PhD in Mathematics Education from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a highly regarded B1 NRF-rated scientist with over 80 research papers and... Read More →
avatar for Ruth Morgan

Ruth Morgan

Vice Dean (Interdisciplinarity Entrepreneurship), UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences Professor of Crime and Forensic Science, UCL Department of Security and Crime Science
Professor Ruth Morgan is Professor of Crime and Forensic Science at University College London (UCL). She is Vice Dean (Interdisciplinarity Entrepreneurship) of the UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences and the Founder and Director of the UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences.  She leads... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Wagner

Caroline Wagner

faculty member, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Ohio State, US
Caroline S. Wagner is a faculty member at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University since 2011, where she is an affiliate of Battelle Center for Science in the Public Interest, and the East Asian Studies Center. From 2011 until 2020, she held the Milton... Read More →


Wednesday November 24, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Virtual

8:30am EST

238: Advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in the innovation ecosystem for Canadian youth during and after the COVID-19 pandemic
Organized by: Diversity Institute, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University

​Canada is a very diverse country, and, with a significant proportion of its demographic and economic growth coming from racialized groups and from immigration. Recognizing the importance of Canadian youth in accounting for one-third of total Canadian population and as a highly diverse group, the Canadian government introduced multiple policies and programs, such as the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy, to support youth to engage in the workforce. Using a gender and intersectional lens, this panel includes four presentations on gaps in youth support programs, barriers for Black youth entrepreneurs, stereotypes of youth entrepreneurs, and future skills for youth. 
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Speakers
avatar for Wendy Cukier

Wendy Cukier

Professor, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Ted Rogers School of Management Director, Diversity Institute
Dr. Wendy Cukier is one of Canada's leading experts in disruptive technologies, innovation processes and diversity, with more than 200 published papers on technology, innovation, and management. Dr. Cukier is Academic Director of the $8.6m Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub, Research... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Gagnon

Suzanne Gagnon

Associate Dean, Professional Graduate Programs and Executive Education Associate Professor of Leadership and Organization Canada Life Chair in Leadership Education Director, James W. Burns Leadership Institute
Professor Suzanne Gagnon is Associate Dean of Professional Graduate Programs and Executive Education at the Asper School, a leadership role inclusive of three programs within the Stu Clark Graduate School: the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Finance (MFin) and the... Read More →
avatar for Tania Saba

Tania Saba

BMO Chaired Professor in Diversity and Governance Professor, School of Industrial Relations, Université de Montréal
Tania SABA is the founder and holder of the BMO Chair in Diversity and Governance and is a Full Professor at the School of Industrial Relations at the Université de Montréal. Tania is an expert and has published extensively on issues of diversity management, workforce aging, intergenerational... Read More →
avatar for Nadine Spencer

Nadine Spencer

CEO, President at BrandEq Group. CEO, President, Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA)
Nadine Spencer is the CEO of BrandEQ Group Inc., a global agency specializing in social change marketing, communications, and public relations. Ms. Spencer has accelerated strategic growth and brand visibility for a diverse client portfolio. She also pioneered BrandEQ Black, BrandEQ’s... Read More →


Wednesday November 24, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Virtual

10:00am EST

Break
Wednesday November 24, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am EST
Virtual

10:00am EST

Poster Session
Poster Presentations:
Bernardo Bolaños - La migration environnemental en Amérique Centrale et du Nord 
Vince Hopkins  - Ambiguous COVID-19 Messaging Increases Unsafe Socializing Intentions 
Oxana Pimenova  - Consultations with Indigenous Peoples of Canada: A Study of the Crown’s Reasoning 
Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero - Meeting the Challenges to access quality education in Latin America: Case reports from indigenous communities in Colombia & Ecuador 
Kenneth Chow  - High-resolution Gridded Sea-Level Change projections and Guidance on ClimateData.ca

Speakers
avatar for Bernardo Bolaños

Bernardo Bolaños

Enseignant-chercheur, niversité Autonome Metropolitaine, Mexico
Bernardo Bolaños est enseignant-chercheur au département des sciences humaines de l'Université Autonome Metropolitaine, à Mexico. Il est licencié en droit, possède un master d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences, ainsi qu'un doctorat en philosophie à la Sorbonne. Il enseigne... Read More →
avatar for Vince Hopkins

Vince Hopkins

Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Vince Hopkins is a Behavioural Scientist and Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. He studies social policy—specifically, how to reduce poverty and inequality by making it easier for low-income and marginalized... Read More →
avatar for Oxana Pimenova

Oxana Pimenova

PhD Candidate, Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Oxana Pimenova is a Dr. in Constitutional Law (Russia) and a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). For the last 20 years, her academic research and professional activities have been focused on the public sector. Since graduating from the Law... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth Chow

Kenneth Chow

Physical Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Kenneth Chow is a Physical Scientist with the Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS) at Environment and Climate Change Canada. The CCCS is a dedicated multi-disciplinary team with expertise across a broad range of climate-related disciplines, helping Canadians become more resilient... Read More →
avatar for Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero

Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero

STEM sin Fronteras
I love science communication, sharing my passion with peers and the younger generation and learning how to bring changes to our communities through science based decisions.  


Wednesday November 24, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am EST
Virtual

10:30am EST

677: Role of genomics and Big Data in informing Public Health Policy
Organized by: CGEn & Genome Canada 

Moderators
avatar for Naveed Aziz

Naveed Aziz

Chief Executive Officer, CGEn
Dr. Naveed Aziz serves as CEO at CGEn, Canada’s national platform for genome sequencing & analysis, with nodes at SickKids (Toronto), McGill University (Montréal) and Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (Vancouver). Dr. Aziz leadership has enabled CGEn to fuel Canadian... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Catalina Lopez-Correa

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 →
avatar for Yann Joly

Yann Joly

Research Director, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics
Yann Joly is the Research Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policy (CGP). He is an Associate Professor at the Department of Human Genetics at McGill University. He was named Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2017. Prof. Joly is the current Chair of the CanCOGeN... Read More →
avatar for Dame Sue Hill

Dame Sue Hill

Chief Scientific Officer, England
Professor Dame Sue Hill DBE FMedSci FRSB FRCP(Hon) FRCPath (Hon) FHCS (Hon) is the Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) for England, and the leading scientific authority for the wider healthcare system. A respiratory scientist by background, she has an international academic and clinical... Read More →
avatar for Genya V. Dana

Genya V. Dana

Head of Healthcare, World Economic Forum
Genya is the Head of Healthcare at the World Economic Forum. She sets the strategic direction of the Forum’s health and healthcare program in concert with close advisement and co-creation with Partners and stakeholders from industry, government, academia and civil society. Together... Read More →


Wednesday November 24, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Virtual

10:30am EST

927: Mobilizing Social Sciences And Humanities In Addressing Global Health Crises
Addressing pandemics and biological threats requires a coordinated research and development effort for the testing of novel  treatments, vaccines, and diagnostic tools. In parallel it is  important  to identify and address the associated human, social, economic and ethical challenges, opportunities and risks. All rely on data-driven evidence, crucial in informing decision-makers who design and implement pandemic plans, protocols and actions both during crises and in their aftermath. 

How can we ensure that social science and humanities (SSH) knowledge and expertise is effectively mobilized to support these efforts? What does postgraduate training look like to foster the relevant collaborative skills in interdisciplinary settings? How can we support diversity, collaboration and creativity as key components of both technological and social innovation, critical to building resilient communities at home and around the world? 

Building on the experience of Canada’s Global Nexus for Pandemics and Biological Threats, headquartered at McMaster University,  as well as innovative approaches to research training and knowledge mobilization – the panel will offer perspectives on the role of SSH and the best way to mobilize this knowledge to inform policies, strategies and practices that support innovation, allow individuals and systems to withstand and rebound from future threats, and develop the next generation of leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Claudia I. Emerson

Claudia I. Emerson

Dr. Claudia Emerson is the founding Director of the Institute on Ethics & Policy for Innovation at McMaster University, Canada, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, and Associate Member in the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences. Her work in applied... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Hamzawi

Nancy Hamzawi

Acting Federal Lead, Covid-19 Testing, Contact Tracing and Data Management Strategies at Health Canada
Nancy Hamzawi is the acting Federal Lead, Covid-19 Testing, Contact Tracing and Data Management Strategies at Health Canada and previously Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Strategic Integration in the Testing, Contact Tracing and Data Strategy Secretariat. Ms. Hamzawi became... Read More →
avatar for Pascal Michel

Pascal Michel

Chief Science Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada
Dr. Pascal Michel is the Chief Science Officer of the Public Health Agency of Canada.  In this role, he is mainly responsible for overseeing and leading excellence and innovation in Agency science as well as to provide corporate leadership on science-policy issues.Prior to his current... Read More →
avatar for Sandra Lapointe

Sandra Lapointe

Professor of Philosophy, McMaster University
Dr Sandra Lapointe is Professor of Philosophy at McMaster University. She is a Commonwealth alumna, a Fellow of the Humboldt Foundation and an award winning scholar whose work focuses on the history of the of logic, mind and language and the history of knowledge. As a past President... Read More →
avatar for Ursula Gobel

Ursula Gobel

Vice-President, Stakeholder Engagement and Advancement of Society, Humanities Research Council
Ursula Gobel was appointed vice-president, Stakeholder Engagement and Advancement of Society, at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in November 2019. In her role, Ursula provides strategic leadership to advance and mobilize social sciences and humanities research... Read More →


Wednesday November 24, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Virtual

10:30am EST

286: Closing the transparency gap: How science, society and policy can advance evidence-informed decision-making together
Organized by: Evidence for Democracy

How is evidence used in policymaking? Who stewards it through the structures of government? While we all benefit when governments make decisions informed by the best available evidence, conversations on evidence-informed policy rarely prioritize the public’s ability to understand what goes into complex decisions. This is especially important amid uncertainty when trust in government is mission critical. Throughout the pandemic, stakeholders everywhere have sought to understand decisions that have impacted their livelihoods. Transparency is the persistently missing link.

Panelists from academia, government and civil society will examine Canada’s ‘transparency gap’, and discuss pathways to improve the accessibility of evidence. 


Speakers
avatar for Ted Hsu, PhD

Ted Hsu, PhD

Member of Parliament, Kingston and the Islands
In 2011, Ted was elected Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, one of very few scientists in parliament. In 2014-15, Ted revived and led a national campaign to restore the long-form census because of the vital information it delivers to our society. That restoration became... Read More →
avatar for Senator Stan Kutcher

Senator Stan Kutcher

Canadian Senate
Senator Stan Kutcher is an internationally renowned psychiatrist in adolescent mental health. He is a leader in mental health research, education, advocacy, policy and services innovation. He previously worked at the University of Toronto and Dalhousie University as the Department... Read More →
avatar for Tracey Brown

Tracey Brown

Director, Sense about Science
Tracey Brown has been the Director of Sense about Science since 2002. Under her leadership, the charity has turned the case for sound science and evidence into popular campaigns to urge scientific thinking among the public and the people who answer to them. It has launched important... Read More →
avatar for Farah Qaiser

Farah Qaiser

Director of Research and Policy, Evidence for Democracy
Farah Qaiser is the Director of Research and Policy at Evidence for Democracy, Canada's only non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the transparent use of science and evidence in government decision-making. In 2020, Farah completed a Master of Science at the University of... Read More →
avatar for Frédéric Bouchard

Frédéric Bouchard

Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences., Université de Montréal
Frédéric Bouchard is a Full Professor in the Philosophy Department at the Université de Montréal and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Previously, Frédéric was Deputy Vice-Rector for Research, Discovery, Creation and Innovation at Université de Montréal, professor... Read More →


Wednesday November 24, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Virtual

10:30am EST

923: Trusting the messenger: Where do young Canadians turn for scientific information they can believe?
Organized by: Canada Foundation for Innovation

​To shed light on the relationship of Canada’s youth to science and their preferred sources of scientific information, the CFI and Acfas have hired the national polling firm Ipsos to look at the attitudes of youth toward science and at the conditions and people who shape them.

This survey is being conducted in a public environment where social media, fake news and unreliable sources can strongly influence the development of attitudes and belief systems among young people that can stay with them for life, and that can potentially directly impact their career, health and societal choices.   

This panel will unveil the survey results and will feature a discussion of some of the key drivers that influence Canadian youth and their attitudes about science.
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Moderators
avatar for Roseann O’Reilly Runte

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Sébastien Dallaire

Sébastien Dallaire

Senior Vice President and General Manager for Quebec, Ipsos Canada
Possessing more than 20 years of experience in quantitative and qualitative research in academia and in the private sector, Sébastien is a regular spokesperson for Ipsos, frequently conducting television and radio interviews for provincial and national media outlets in both official... Read More →
avatar for Jean-Pierre Perreault

Jean-Pierre Perreault

President, Acfas
The Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies, Professor Jean-Pierre Perreault, graduated in biochemistry from the Université de Montréal. He pursued post-doctoral training at Yale University before joining the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Université de Sherbrooke... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Girard

Catherine Girard

Professor of microbiology, Université du Québec à Chicoutim
Professor Catherine Girard holds a PhD in biology from the Université de Montréal during which she worked on the gut microbiome of the Inuit, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Université Laval focused on the discovery on novel environmental viruses in the North. She is... Read More →
avatar for Philipe Mongrain

Philipe Mongrain

PhD student, Université de Montréal
Philippe Mongrain is a PhD candidate in political science at the Université de Montréal and a member of the Canada Research Chair in Electoral Democracy. His interests are voting behaviour, election forecasting, and Canadian politics. His work on election forecasting has been published... Read More →


Wednesday November 24, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Virtual

12:00pm EST

Break
Wednesday November 24, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST
Virtual

12:00pm EST

Research Centre on the Future of Cities
La différenciation accélérée des villes et des processus urbains à travers le monde ne permet plus de faire face aux défis démographiques, écologiques et pandémiques contemporains alors que plus de 50% de la population de la planète vit maintenant dans des villes. Ces défis et ces limites prendront une ampleur encore jamais vue alors que les prévisions annoncent, d’ici 2035, que cinq milliards de personnes vivront dans les villes. C’est dans ce contexte que le centre de recherche sur le futur des villes vise réfléchir et proposer des solutions pour faire face à ces défis majeurs du XXIe siècle.

Speakers
avatar for Martine Lagacé

Martine Lagacé

Associate Vice-President, Research Promotion and Development, University of Ottawa
Martine Lagacé was appointed Associate Vice-President, Research Promotion and Development, in August 2018 for a five-year term. She is a Professor at the Department of Communication and is affiliated with the School of Psychology. Professor Lagacé was Vice-Dean, Governance at the... Read More →
avatar for Vincent Mirza

Vincent Mirza

Anthropologue et professeur agrégé, École d’études sociologiques et anthropologiques de l’Université d’Ottawa
Vincent Mirza est anthropologue et professeur agrégé à l’École d’études sociologiques et anthropologiques de l’Université d’Ottawa. Il est le directeur du centre de recherche sur le futur des villes. Il est également le titulaire de la chaire conjointe uOttawa-ULyon... Read More →


Wednesday November 24, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST
Virtual

12:30pm EST

908: Women at the helm of funding and scientific organizations: does it make a difference? / Les femmes à la tête des organismes subventionnaires et scientifiques : qu’est-ce que ça change ?
Organized by: Fonds de recherche du Québec

The people who lead the organizations that support or oversee scientific activity can have a profound impact on the research produced there. To what extent can women, who are under-represented in many scientific fields and in leadership positions, bring about significant change in the science ecosystem? 

For the first time in history, the three research funds in Québec are lead by women. During this panel, the three scientific directors will discuss their roles and their priorities with other leading women in research and will reflect on ways in which the system could be redesigned to ensure that more women have access to leadership positions in science.

Les personnes à la tête des organisations qui soutiennent ou encadrent l’activité scientifique peuvent avoir une grande influence sur la recherche qui y est produite. Dans quelle mesure les femmes, sous-représentées dans plusieurs domaines de recherche et dans les postes de haute direction, peuvent-elles amener des changements importants dans l’écosystème scientifique ? 

Pour la première fois depuis leur existence, les trois fonds de recherche du Québec sont chacun dirigés par une femme. A l’occasion de ce panel, les trois directrices scientifiques discuteront de leur rôle et de leurs priorités avec d’autres femmes leader en recherche, et réfléchiront aux façons dont le système pourrait être repensé pour que plus de femmes accèdent à des postes de haute direction en science.


Speakers
avatar for Carole Jabet

Carole Jabet

Scientific director, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé
Carole Jabet is Scientific Director of the Fonds de Recherche Québec Santé, where she works to support excellence in health research, recognized worldwide and which contributes to the well-being of the population.During her career, she participated in the establishment of research... Read More →
avatar for Roseann O’Reilly Runte

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 →
avatar for Louise Poissant

Louise Poissant

Scientific Director, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture
Louise Poissant, PhD in philosophy, is the Scientific Director of Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRSC) since 2015.  She was Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Québec at Montréal (UQAM) from 2006 to 2015.  She was professor of aesthetics... Read More →
avatar for Maryse Lassonde

Maryse Lassonde

President, Conseil supérieur de l’éducation du Québec
 After obtaining her Ph.D. in Neuropsychology from Stanford University in 1977, Maryse Lassonde was Professor at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières from 1977–1988 and at Université de Montréal from 1988–2012, where she named Professor Emerita in 2013. Among her many... Read More →
avatar for Janice Bailey

Janice Bailey

Scientific Director, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies
 Janice Bailey is Scientific Director of the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT). The mandate of FRQNT is to develop and promote research activities to address societal challenges and stimulate socio-economic development. Prior to joining FRQNT, she was... Read More →


Wednesday November 24, 2021 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

Break
Wednesday November 24, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

Small Modular Reactors: Bridging the Gap Between Research, Industry, and Policy
Description:  This session will explore how we can facilitate and accelerate knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) to better understand the potential role of SMRs in Canada’s net-zero economy.  SMRs have been touted as technology that address some of the most serious issues related to nuclear power, including the generation and management of waste and dangers associated with nuclear proliferation.  Serious questions remain about the regulatory environment in which SMRs can be safely deployed.  A dialogue that connects technology and policy is critical to inform the path to SMR adoption, and define the role that SMRs might play in a net-zero future.

Moderators
avatar for Warren Mabee

Warren Mabee

Associate Dean and Director of the School of Policy Studies, Queen's University
Dr. Warren Mabee (Ph.D. 2001, Toronto) is Associate Dean and Director of the School of Policy Studies, and a Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at Queen's University.  He holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Renewable Energy Development and Implementation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Claire Harris

Claire Harris

Manager of Environment and Engagement for the Advanced Modular Reactor Team, New Brunswick Power
Claire Harris is the Manager of Environment and Engagement for the Advanced Modular Reactor Team at New Brunswick Power.  Claire is responsible for the Site Evaluation and Environmental Assessment as well as Engagement with First Nations and the Public. Claire graduated from Power... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Brady

Daniel Brady

Deputy Director, Nuclear Science & Technology, Natural Resources Canada
Daniel joined Natural Resources Canada in 2005 as Program Manager for a climate change technology and innovation program. In 2006, he became a key member of Canada's Gen IV initiative to help further establish and develop Canada's Gen IV National Program.  In 2012, Daniel transferred... Read More →


Wednesday November 24, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Virtual

2:30pm EST

924: Research on Research Funding Practices: Powering Discovery through Experimentation
Organized by: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)


Internationally, research funders are experimenting with ways to leverage their limited resources more strategically, effectively, and equitably. Powering Discovery, the 2021 Council of Canadian Academies report sponsored by NSERC, describes many promising methods — from innovations in program design and delivery, to shaping research practices and norms. This interactive panel brings together international perspectives to examine these initiatives and to reflect on how research funders can apply experimentation to foster a diverse and resilient scientific workforce, to support research excellence in all its forms across disciplines and career stages, and to be responsive to changing social and scientific landscapes.


À l'échelle internationale, les organismes de financement de la recherche expérimentent des moyens de tirer parti de leurs ressources limitées de façon plus stratégique, efficace et équitable. Dynamiser la découverte, le rapport 2021 du Conseil des académies canadiennes parrainé par le CRSNG, décrit de nombreuses méthodes prometteuses - des innovations dans la conception et la prestation des programmes à l'élaboration des pratiques et des normes de recherche. Ce panel interactif réunit des perspectives internationales pour examiner ces initiatives et réfléchir à la façon dont les organismes de financement de la recherche peuvent appliquer l'expérimentation pour favoriser une main-d'œuvre scientifique diversifiée et résiliente, pour appuyer l'excellence en recherche sous toutes ses formes, dans toutes disciplines et à toutes les étapes de la carrière, et pour s'adapter à l'évolution du contexte social et scientifique.

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Danika Goosney

Dr. Danika Goosney

Vice-President of Research Grants and Scholarships, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Danika was formerly the Associate Vice-President, Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat, at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. In this role, she managed the Canada Research Chairs Program, the Excellence Research Chairs Program, the Canada First Research... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. Shirley M. Tilghman

Professor of Molecular Biology and Public Affairs, Princeton University
DJ

Dr. James Wilsdon

Director of the Research on Research Institute (RoRI) and Digital Science Professor of Research Policy, Information School, University of Sheffield
Twitter: @jameswilsdon, @RoRInstitute
DA

Dr. Arian Steenbruggen

Director Domain Science, Dutch Research Council (NWO)
Twitter: @ArianStb, @NWONieuwsLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ariansteenbruggen


Wednesday November 24, 2021 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
Virtual

2:30pm EST

203: Anti-Racist Science, from Cell to Society: Real Solutions for Real Issues
Organized by: Health Canada

Three Panelists will share diverse perspectives on the sensitive and ubiquitous topic of systemic racism, in multiple aspects of different scientific disciplines. In a dynamic exchange, the Moderator will guide the audience through an evidence-based journey on how racially biased science can be addressed, in ways science is practiced, managed, and consumed. As it often happens in science, naming problems might be unsettling, yet should lead to a healthy introspection towards improvement. The discussion aims to show that, individually and collectively, we can prevent and correct race-based bias by sticking to fundamental scientific principles. Essentially: anti-racist science is better science. 

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Cara Tannenbaum

Dr. Cara Tannenbaum

Departmental Science Advisor for Health Canada, Scientific Director of the Institute of Gender and Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Full Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Montréal - University of Montreal, HC, CIHR
Dr. Cara Tannenbaum serves as Departmental Science Advisor for Health Canada since 2019 where she actively advocates for anti-racism science. In her capacity as Scientific Director of the Institute of Gender and Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Dr. Tannenbaum... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Harlan Pruden

Harlan Pruden

PhD, Faculty, Health Sciences Simon Fraser University
Harlan Pruden (nēhiyo/First Nations Cree Nation), works with and for the Two-Spirit community locally, nationally and internationally. Harlan is an Indigenous Knowledge Translation Lead at Chee Mamuk, an Indigenous public health program at BC Centre for Disease Control, and is also... Read More →
avatar for Norma Domey

Norma Domey

National Vice President, Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
Norma Domey holds university degrees in Biochemistry and Toxicology. She is the National Vice-President of The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), and the Chair of its National Science Advisory Committee. In 2020, she mobilized science professionals to... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Arjumand Siddiqi

Dr. Arjumand Siddiqi

Division Head, Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Arjumand Siddiqi is a Social Epidemiologist.  She is Professor and Division Head of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, where she holds the Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity. She also holds cross appointments in Public Policy... Read More →


Wednesday November 24, 2021 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
Virtual

2:30pm EST

922: Can Innovation in Clean Energy Fuel the Economic Recovery in Canada?
Organized by: Simon Fraser University

Canada is well-positioned to be a global leader in the clean energy transition. Innovations in the sector, a well-educated workforce and abundant natural resources have been identified as strengths in federal and provincial Clean Energy Fuel Strategies. Canada has the potential to take a leadership role within the emerging hydrogen economy as a global supplier of hydrogen fuel. However, to realize this future, climate policy must be strategically paired with innovation policy. Leveraging Canadian research innovation, in particular, our global strengths in the nascent hydrogen economy, will not only facilitate the vital transition to clean energy, it will also aid in post-pandemic economic recovery. In this panel, hear from experts - ranging from scientist entrepreneurs to industry and policy makers - who have helped move Canadian science innovations out of the lab and into the industries fueling a cleaner future.

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Elicia Maine

Dr. Elicia Maine

VanDusen Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Academic Director Mitacs i2I Innovation Skills Training, Simon Fraser University
Elicia Maine is the W.J. VanDusen Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Beedie School of Business, Academic Director of the Invention to Innovation (i2I) Program, and Special Advisor on Innovation to the VPRI at Simon Fraser University. Within the SFU VPRI, she has oversight... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sabina Russell

Sabina Russell

Principal and co-founder, Zen Clean Energy Solutions
Sabina Russell is a Principal and co-founder of Zen Clean Energy Solutions, a boutique Vancouver-based consulting firm specializing in hydrogen and fuel cells. She has over 23 years of experience working in the hydrogen sector in both technical and commercial roles. Sabina leads Zen’s... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Sami Khan

Dr. Sami Khan

Assistant Professor in the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering, Simon Fraser University
Sami is an Assistant Professor in the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in clean technology at SFU, and his multidisciplinary research group is particularly interested in clean energy... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Benjamin Britton

Dr. Benjamin Britton

Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder, Ionomr
Ben has a broad knowledge of alkaline anion-exchange electrochemical device operation, having participated in world-leading research in the application of membranes and polymers at Simon Fraser University under Prof. Holdcroft. Dr. Britton was part of initial cohort of scientist-entrepreneurs... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Aaron Hoskin

Dr. Aaron Hoskin

Intergovernmental Initiatives, Fuel Diversification, Natural Resources Canada
Dr. Aaron Hoskin is Senior Manager responsible for Federal, Provincial and International activities within the Fuel Diversification Division at Natural Resources Canada. He has over 10 years of experience in fostering greater production and use of low carbon fuels across the economy... Read More →


Wednesday November 24, 2021 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
Virtual

2:30pm EST

Short Talks
715: Strengthening pathways between scientific research and Canadian industry: A case study in Astronomy - Organized by: University of Victoria

722: Deinstitutionalization of the science, technology and innovation system in Venezuela - Organized by: Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research

739: The role of brokers and boundary organizations in connecting academic science and government policy - Organized by: University of Waterloo

749: Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure for Digital Government Systems: Emerging Best Practices from the Private Sector and Regulators in the US, the Netherlands, and the UK- Organized by: Ryerson Leadership Lab, Ryerson University

792: Private Messaging, Public Harms: Understanding the Spread of Disinformation and Role of Private Messaging Apps in Canada - Organized by: Ryerson Leadership Lab

793: Projection models as an indispensable tool for informing pandemic response policy? A case study of two jurisdictions. - Organized by: Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary

Wednesday November 24, 2021 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
Virtual

4:00pm EST

Break
Wednesday November 24, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Virtual

4:00pm EST

Poster Session
Poster Presentations:
Bernardo Bolaños - La migration environnemental en Amérique Centrale et du Nord 
Vince Hopkins  - Ambiguous COVID-19 Messaging Increases Unsafe Socializing Intentions 
Oxana Pimenova  - Consultations with Indigenous Peoples of Canada: A Study of the Crown’s Reasoning 
Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero - Meeting the Challenges to access quality education in Latin America: Case reports from indigenous communities in Colombia & Ecuador 
Kenneth Chow  - High-resolution Gridded Sea-Level Change projections and Guidance on ClimateData.ca

Speakers
avatar for Bernardo Bolaños

Bernardo Bolaños

Enseignant-chercheur, niversité Autonome Metropolitaine, Mexico
Bernardo Bolaños est enseignant-chercheur au département des sciences humaines de l'Université Autonome Metropolitaine, à Mexico. Il est licencié en droit, possède un master d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences, ainsi qu'un doctorat en philosophie à la Sorbonne. Il enseigne... Read More →
avatar for Vince Hopkins

Vince Hopkins

Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Vince Hopkins is a Behavioural Scientist and Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. He studies social policy—specifically, how to reduce poverty and inequality by making it easier for low-income and marginalized... Read More →
avatar for Oxana Pimenova

Oxana Pimenova

PhD Candidate, Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Oxana Pimenova is a Dr. in Constitutional Law (Russia) and a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). For the last 20 years, her academic research and professional activities have been focused on the public sector. Since graduating from the Law... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth Chow

Kenneth Chow

Physical Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Kenneth Chow is a Physical Scientist with the Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS) at Environment and Climate Change Canada. The CCCS is a dedicated multi-disciplinary team with expertise across a broad range of climate-related disciplines, helping Canadians become more resilient... Read More →
avatar for Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero

Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero

STEM sin Fronteras
I love science communication, sharing my passion with peers and the younger generation and learning how to bring changes to our communities through science based decisions.  


Wednesday November 24, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Virtual

4:30pm EST

913: Quantum Technology Commercialization and Adoption
Organized by: National Research Council Canada

Quantum technologies promise to be among the next enabling and foundational technological platforms, spanning potential transformative applications in Canadian industries such as finance, communications, and defence and security. This panel discussion will provide the opportunity to move the conversation beyond theoretical research, and toward the dilemma of quantum technology market readiness, commercialization, and adoption in key industries. The session will offer space to discuss solutions; by sharing knowledge, identifying opportunities and challenges, and building on the prospects announced in Budget 2021 with the launch of the development of a National Quantum Strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Geneviève Tanguay

Geneviève Tanguay

Vice President – Emerging Technologies, National Research Council of Canada
In April 2016, Dr. Geneviève Tanguay joined the National Research Council of Canada  as the first woman Vice-President Research. She leads the Emerging Technologies Division which oversees Nanotechnology, Metrology, Herzberg Astronomy and  Astrophysics, Security and Disruptive... Read More →
avatar for Mark Ritter

Mark Ritter

Chair, Physical Sciences Council at IBM Research
Dr. Ritter is a Distinguished Research Staff Member and Chair of the Physical Sciences Council at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He manages groups focusing on theoretical and experimental aspects of new computing paradigms such as quantum and neuromorphic computing. Dr. Ritter... Read More →
avatar for Nick Werstiuk

Nick Werstiuk

CEO, Quantum Valley Ideas
Nick Werstiuk is the Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Valley Ideas Lab. Prior to joining Ideas Lab in 2020, Mr. Werstiuk was Director of AI Offerings at IBM.  His career in enterprise technology began in the telecom industry, holding a range of Engineering and Management positions... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Taylor

Rachel Taylor

Co-founder and COO of SB Quantum, Sherbrooke
Rachel is COO and co-founder of SBQuantum, a quantum sensing start-up building a novel Magnetic Intelligence Platform which aims to ‘Reveal the Invisible’ for clients. At SBQ  she champions user centred methodologies, drives cultural transition as the team adjust from lab to... Read More →
avatar for Kimberley Hall

Kimberley Hall

Canada Research Chair in Ultrafast Science, Professor, Physics and Atmospheric Science, Dalhousie University
Kimberley Hall is director of the Ultrafast Quantum Control Group.  Her research is focused on the study and control of materials of interest for solid state quantum information and electronic and photonic devices. Dr. Hall received an undergraduate physics degree from the University... Read More →
avatar for Eric Santor

Eric Santor

Advisor to the Governor on Digitalization, Bank of Canada
Eric Santor was appointed Advisor to the Governor on Digitalization effective March 11, 2019. In this role, he leads the Bank of Canada’s digitalization work, including research into the impact of digitalization on the economy and financial system. Mr. Santor also leads the initiative... Read More →


Wednesday November 24, 2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm EST
Virtual

6:00pm EST

234: Politically Curious? Running for Office 101 ( Open Mic)
Organized by: Elect STEM

Curious about running for political office? It is critical that more scientists and engineers run for public office across the political spectrum and all levels of government to ensure that science has a seat at the table when major decisions are being discussed. Elected officials with a science and engineering background also have the training to use evidence-based decision making; evaluate and assess risk; and lead colleagues through complex issues. This panel will be a candid discussion with scientists and engineers who have run for office, to share their experiences, strategies, and advice to get involved politically.  

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Darren Anderson

Dr. Darren Anderson

Vive Crop Protection, Co-Founder of Elect STEM and CEO
Darren Anderson believes that scientific advancement has changed the world for the better, and science and technology can dramatically improve the human experience. He is the CEO and co-founder of Vive Crop Protection, which is the first company making more sustainable pesticides... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dan Gibson

Dan Gibson

Guelph City Councillor, Ward 1
Dan Gibson is an Environmental Scientist and a Guelph City Councillor. He has a B.Sc. from Trent University and a M.Sc. in Environmental Science from the University of Toronto. In addition to being a city councillor, he is a Senior Environmental Scientist, working in natural sciences... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Katie Gibbs

Dr. Katie Gibbs

Seeking the Ontario Liberal Nomination in Ottawa Centre
Katie Gibbs is a scientist, organizer and advocate for science and evidence-based policies. While completing her Ph.D. at the University of Ottawa in Biology, she was one of the lead organizers of the “Death of Evidence” rally—one of the largest science rallies in Canadian history... Read More →
avatar for Bowinn Ma

Bowinn Ma

MLA, North Vancouver-Lonsdale
Bowinn Ma has served as MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale since May 2017 and was appointed Minister of State for Infrastructure in 2020. She is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with a degree in civil engineering (BASc), a masters from the UBC Sauder School of Business (MM... Read More →


Wednesday November 24, 2021 6:00pm - 7:30pm EST
Virtual
 
Thursday, November 25
 

8:30am EST

911: "Building forward to address Covid-19 and Climate Change: international cooperation and strengthened support for Southern research
Organized by: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

COVID-19 and climate change are the pressing global crises of our time and addressing them will require knowledge, innovation, and science from all parts of the world. Yet gaps reveal unequal research conditions and systemic biases that impact our ability to produce knowledge and innovation required to tackle these global challenges. This plenary will explore the value of Southern research and international cooperation to address COVID-19 and climate change. It will feature leading researchers from the Global South and Canadian leadership in supporting equitable knowledge production and international collaboration for a more sustainable and equitable future.  

Moderators
avatar for Jean Lebel

Jean Lebel

President, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Jean was appointed President of IDRC on May 1, 2013. As President, Jean leads the Centre’s contributions to Canada’s development, foreign policy, and global innovation efforts. He is responsible for significant funding partnerships with Canadian and foreign governments, philanthropic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alejandro Adem

Alejandro Adem

President, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Professor Alejandro Adem was appointed President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in October 2019.As a highly accomplished researcher in the field of mathematics and a faculty member at the University of British Columbia, Professor Adem has... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Ordóñez

Andrea Ordóñez

Director, Southern Voice
Andrea Ordóñez is Director of Southern Voice, a network of think tanks devoted to bringing research from the Global South to global debates on the development agenda. Her work focuses on linking researchers from the Global South with their counterparts in other countries, strengthening... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Linda Adhiambo Oucho

Dr. Linda Adhiambo Oucho

Executive Director, African Migration Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC)
DR. LINDA ADHIAMBO OUCHO is an established migration expert and Executive Director of the African Migration and Development Policy Centre (AMADPOC), a independent research think tank leading in policy-based research on migration and development issues in Eastern Africa and beyond... Read More →
avatar for Saleemul Huq

Saleemul Huq

Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)
Prof. Saleemul Huq is the Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and Professor at the Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) as well as Associate of the International Institute on Environment and Development (IIED) in the United Kingdom as... Read More →


Thursday November 25, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Virtual

10:00am EST

Break
Thursday November 25, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am EST
Virtual

10:00am EST

Poster Session
Poster Presentations:
Bernardo Bolaños - La migration environnemental en Amérique Centrale et du Nord 
Vince Hopkins  - Ambiguous COVID-19 Messaging Increases Unsafe Socializing Intentions 
Oxana Pimenova  - Consultations with Indigenous Peoples of Canada: A Study of the Crown’s Reasoning 
Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero - Meeting the Challenges to access quality education in Latin America: Case reports from indigenous communities in Colombia & Ecuador 
Kenneth Chow  - High-resolution Gridded Sea-Level Change projections and Guidance on ClimateData.ca

Speakers
avatar for Bernardo Bolaños

Bernardo Bolaños

Enseignant-chercheur, niversité Autonome Metropolitaine, Mexico
Bernardo Bolaños est enseignant-chercheur au département des sciences humaines de l'Université Autonome Metropolitaine, à Mexico. Il est licencié en droit, possède un master d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences, ainsi qu'un doctorat en philosophie à la Sorbonne. Il enseigne... Read More →
avatar for Vince Hopkins

Vince Hopkins

Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Vince Hopkins is a Behavioural Scientist and Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. He studies social policy—specifically, how to reduce poverty and inequality by making it easier for low-income and marginalized... Read More →
avatar for Oxana Pimenova

Oxana Pimenova

PhD Candidate, Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Oxana Pimenova is a Dr. in Constitutional Law (Russia) and a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). For the last 20 years, her academic research and professional activities have been focused on the public sector. Since graduating from the Law... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth Chow

Kenneth Chow

Physical Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Kenneth Chow is a Physical Scientist with the Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS) at Environment and Climate Change Canada. The CCCS is a dedicated multi-disciplinary team with expertise across a broad range of climate-related disciplines, helping Canadians become more resilient... Read More →
avatar for Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero

Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero

STEM sin Fronteras
I love science communication, sharing my passion with peers and the younger generation and learning how to bring changes to our communities through science based decisions.  


Thursday November 25, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am EST
Virtual

10:30am EST

694: Biosecurity as Reconciliation
This panel will explore the implications of biosecurity (defined here as effective control of zoonotic diseases, deliberately- or accidentally-imported pathogens, and invasive species) for Indigenous rights and livelihoods. Through a sharing circle format, panelists will compare and discuss Canadian and Aotearoa (New Zealand) case studies of biosecurity issues that affected Indigenous livelihoods and cultures. We will highlight policy responses to those situations, especially how those affected communities and peoples have responded themselves and how empowered biosecurity can be seen as a Treaty right. By functionally examining comparable situations we hope to identify elements for improving the inclusiveness and effectiveness of biosecurity policy processes, and ways those policy processes can contribute to Indigenous-State reconciliation.
Organized by University of Saskatchewan

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Mark-Shadbolt

Melanie Mark-Shadbolt

Co-Founder and the CEO, Te Tira Whakamātaki
Melanie Mark-Shadbolt (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Ngāti Porou, Te Arawa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Te Atiawa), is an indigenous environmental advocate who is a co-founder and the CEO of Te Tira Whakamātaki, a Māori environmental not-for-profit and home of the Māori... Read More →
avatar for Douglas Clark

Douglas Clark

Associate Professor and Assistant Director, Academic, University of Saskatchewan’s School of Environment and Sustainability
Dr. Clark is an Associate Professor and Assistant Director, Academic, at the University of Saskatchewan’s School of Environment and Sustainability, where he runs the Human-Wildlife Interactions Research Group. He has 29 years of northern research and environmental management experience... Read More →
avatar for Simon Lambert

Simon Lambert

Associate Professor in Indigenous Studies, University of Saskatchewan
Dr Simon Lambert is an Indigenous researcher (Māori, from Aotearoa New Zealand) who is an Associate Professor in Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. His research focuses on disaster risk reduction strategies for Indigenous communities. Currently he is collaborating... Read More →


Thursday November 25, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Virtual

10:30am EST

282: Moving from talk to walk: Implementing open science practices at Canadian universities and research institutions
Organized by: Ottawa Hospital Research Institute / uOttawa

Science is currently dominated by a ‘closed’ research culture. Open science is a philosophical approach that includes a set of practices that seeks to change this to make research more accessible. At present, there are a variety of ongoing initiatives and policies that seek to embed open science in Canada. Despite stakeholders espousing the value of open science, there is a key challenge in terms of effective implementation. This panel will flag challenges and suggest steps toward implementing open science practices at Canadian universities and biomedical research institutions. It will discuss the connection between open science and research quality.

Speakers
avatar for Karim Khan

Karim Khan

Professor, UBC
Dr. Karim Khan is a professor in the Department of Family Practice and School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He was appointed as Scientific Director of the CIHR-Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis in 2017. As a researcher, Dr. Khan is recognized... Read More →
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Dr. Cara Tannenbaum

Departmental Science Advisor for Health Canada, Scientific Director of the Institute of Gender and Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Full Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Montréal - University of Montreal, HC, CIHR
Dr. Cara Tannenbaum serves as Departmental Science Advisor for Health Canada since 2019 where she actively advocates for anti-racism science. In her capacity as Scientific Director of the Institute of Gender and Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Dr. Tannenbaum... Read More →
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Dr. Clare Ardern

Physiotherapist and researcher based in the Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia
Dr. Clare Ardern is an Australian-trained physiotherapist and researcher based in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia. Dr Ardern worked in Australia, Qatar and Sweden before moving to Canada in mid-2021. Her research has focused on (i) return to... Read More →
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Elham Almoli

Undergraduate student, McMaster University
Elham Almoli is an undergraduate student at McMaster University, studying a B.Sc. in Honours Life Sciences, with a specialization in Sensory-Motor Systems and a minor in Psychology.  She was previously awarded the Canadian Standard Association Group Undergraduate Research Scholarship... Read More →
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Dr. Kelly Cobey

Scientist, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Dr.  Kelly Cobey is a Scientist at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. She is interested in reducing waste in biomedical research and in enhancing research outputs through helping individuals and organizations to implement open science. She actively contributes to research on journalology topi... Read More →
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Dr. Michael Hoffman

Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/Associate Professor, Departments of Medical Biophysics and Computer Sc, University Health Network/University of Toronto
Dr. Michael Hoffman is a principal investigator at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Associate Professor in the Departments of Medical Biophysics and Computer ScienceUniversity of Toronto. He was named a CIHR New Investigator and has received several awards for his acad... Read More →
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David Moher

Senior Scientist and the Director, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Dr. David Moher is a Senior Scientist and the Director of the Centre for Journalology at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He also holds a full professorship in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada... Read More →


Thursday November 25, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Virtual

10:30am EST

915: Innovations in Knowledge Exchange: Perspectives from the Policy Fellowship program at the University of Guelph
Organized by: University of Guelph

The challenges of evidence-based policy making and science-policy exchange are well documented and can be difficult to overcome. University of Guelph developed an innovative initiative designed to tackle these challenges by connecting decision-makers in government, industry, and civil society with academic experts for dialogue and knowledge exchange – the Policy Fellowship Program, supported by the Canada First Research Excellence program, Food from Thought. Join the program manager and a panel of past participants as they share insights and lessons learned from both the perspective of academia and policy about creating structures and conditions that support knowledge transfer and relationship-building for mutual and societal benefit

Speakers
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Dr. John Cranfield

Associate Dean (External Relations), Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph
Dr. John Cranfield is the Associate Dean for External Relations in the Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph, and a Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics. John’s training includes undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Agricultural... Read More →
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Ketie Sandhu

Director, Value Added Branch & Food Safety and Inspection Branch, Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
Ketie Sandhu is currently the Director of Food Safety and Inspection and also the Director of Value Added branch (including the Food Development Centre and Business Development section) with Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development. Over the last 15 years, has Ketie held several... Read More →
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Bernard Cantin

Director, Policy Analysis Division,, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
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Nardia Ali

Manager, Compliance Promotion and Expert Support,, Environmental Protection Operations Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Nardia Ali is currently the Manager of Compliance Promotion and Expert Support with the Environmental Protection Operations Division of Environment and Climate Change Canada, Ontario Region. Among her other duties, she is the national lead for nuclear expert support at Environment... Read More →
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Elizabeth Shantz

Knowledge Mobilization Manager, Research Innovation Office,, University of Guelph
Elizabeth Shantz is the Knowledge Mobilization Manager with the Research Innovation Office at the University of Guelph. In this capacity, she works to connect University of Guelph research to decision-making - managing the Policy Fellowship program in Agriculture, Food and Biodiversity... Read More →


Thursday November 25, 2021 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Virtual

12:00pm EST

Break
Thursday November 25, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST
Virtual

12:00pm EST

Yoga with Genome Canada
As part of Genome Canada’s commitment to health and wellbeing, we are excited to offer an online yoga class for CSPC 2021 attendees. Please join us for a 30-minute health break led by Kethy from the Ottawa PranaShanti Yoga Centre. Enjoy a restorative session that you can easily do from your desk, regardless of your fitness level, flexibility or mobility. You will stretch, relax and take pause from what will be a busy conference. Participants will be entered in a draw to win a prize of virtual yoga sessions for yourself or your co-workers.


Speakers
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Kethy

Registered Yoga Teacher
Kethy (she/her) is a Cameroonian – Canadian 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher with a background in ashtanga and vinyasa hatha yoga. She teaches Slow Yoga Flows that are accessible to Beginners. The yoga practice she leads is meant to be taken at one’s own pace, letting go of... Read More →


Thursday November 25, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST
Virtual

12:30pm EST

903: Mission-Driven Research and Innovation to Address Grand Challenges: Does Canada have what it takes?
Organized by: University of Ottawa

Canada faces a host of grand challenges, from climate change to the repercussions of COVID-19 to economic and social inequality. Mission-driven research and innovation offers a powerful way to address these challenges. What is mission-driven research and innovation? Does Canada have what it takes to do it? What has the country tried in the past and what should we do going forward? This session aims to answer these questions. It begins with an opening presentation providing an overview of the concept. Following this, leaders from business, government, academia and civil society will share their perspectives on the opportunities and challenges before Canada, along with the country’s current and past strengths and limitations in mission-driven research and innovation.

Moderators
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Monica Gattinger

Full Professor, School of Political Studies, and Director, Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa
Monica Gattinger is Director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, Full Professor at the School of Political Studies and Founder/Chair of Positive Energy at the University of Ottawa.Dr. Gattinger is an award-winning researcher and highly sought-after speaker, adviser and... Read More →

Speakers
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Marcius Extavour

Vice President, Energy & Climate, X Prize Foundation [
Dr. Marcius Extavour is a leader and expert in innovation for climate change and the clean energy transition. As Vice President of Energy & Climate at XPRIZE Foundation he leads development and execution of the foundation’s portfolio of energy and climate change innovation programs... Read More →
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Rees Kassen

Full Professor and University Research Chair in Experimental Evolution, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Ottawa
Rees Kassen is a Full Professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Ottawa and a Core Member of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy. He is internationally recognized for his work with microbes as models for studying the evolution of biodiversity, antibiotic resistance... Read More →
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Dr. Brenda Kenny

Chair, Board of Directors, Alberta Innovates
Dr. Brenda Kenny is the Chair of the Board of Directors of Alberta Innovates. Dr. Kenny brings significant experience in board governance, energy and environment regulation, policy, sustainability, and innovation. She also serves on the boards of the Canada West Foundation, Member... Read More →
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Dr. Sylvain Charbonneau

Vice-President Research, University of Ottawa
Sylvain Charbonneau received his B. Sc. And M.Sc. in Physics from the University of Ottawa and his Ph.D. degree in Photonics – Semiconductor Physics from Simon Fraser University in 1988. He joined the Institute for Microstructural Sciences of the National Research Council (NRC... Read More →
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Jeffery Kinder

Executive Director, Science and Innovation, Institute on Governance
Jeff has over 30 years of experience in government science, technology and innovation policy in the US and Canada.  His US experience includes the National Science Foundation, the National Academies and the Naval Research Laboratory.  In Canada, Jeff has worked in the federal public... Read More →
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Jessica Perritt

Section Manager, Indigenous Knowledge & Reconciliation, Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO)
Jessica is a member of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and a proud Anishnaabe-kwe (Ojibway women). She is a mother to two sons, a daughter, granddaughter, wife, sister, auntie, and niece. Jessica joined the NWMO in 2008 and had been instrumental in creating the NWMO’s... Read More →


Thursday November 25, 2021 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
Virtual

2:00pm EST

The Nookomis Nibi Biijigozi (Grandmother Water Moves Here) Advisory Circle (NNBAC)
The Nookomis Nibi Biijigozi (Grandmother Water Moves Here) Advisory Circle (NNBAC) was created in ceremony as a visionary and advisory body. Our goal is to support the Laboratories Canada strategy by providing advice that supports the inclusion of Indigenous Peoples, and to contribute to Public Services and Procurement Canada’s efforts towards reconciliation.  
 
We represent a unique approach to working across cultures to bring the issues, experiences and perspectives of Indigenous Peoples to policy and programs, and to ensure that Indigenous perspectives are considered. Formed a little over a year ago, we have influenced our organisation by beginning to create an environment to discuss issues and innovative ways to contribute to reconciliation.  Come and meet the NNBAC members Angelene Giesbrecht, Jake Freeman, Mathew Smith, Reginald Parsons, and Selina Bishop and hear about our path to create a culturally safe work environment, and the foundation we are building. Facilitated by Lindsay Copland, PSPC. 

Note: The session will open and close in ceremony. Please bring water to drink. 

Moderators
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Lindsay Copland

Manager of Science Policy, Public Services and Procurement Canada's Laboratories Canada Program
Lindsay is the Manager of Science Policy in Public Services and Procurement Canada's Laboratories Canada Program. Her work supports the aims of building the best the federal labs of the future, and creating environments which foster transformative science.Lindsay has a strong interest... Read More →

Speakers
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Angelene Giesbrecht

Outreach Office, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Angie is a First Nations women and grew up in Winnipeg Manitoba.  She holds a Degree in Microbiology from the University of Manitoba. Culturally, Angie follows the Anishinaabe ways of life even though her heritage also includes Inninew, and Métis.  Both parents were Residential... Read More →
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Jake Freeman

Policy Analyst, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Jake (Jacqueline) Freeman is a proud Michif raised in Winnipeg, the homeland of the Métis Nation and Treaty 1 territory.  She holds a Chemical and Biosciences Technology Diploma from Red River College (2000) as well as a Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba (2008).Jake’s... Read More →
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Mathew Smith

Research Analyst, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Mathew is a proud Anishnabeg from the Algonquins of Barrier Lake and Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg from the province of Quebec. He holds a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from the University of Ottawa (2012). After graduating, Mathew has acquired experience working with non-profit... Read More →
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Reginald Parsons

Manager, Indigenous Relations and Social Science Policy, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Reg is a proud Inuk (Nunatsiavut Beneficiary) and Newfoundlander, he is a 60s Scoop thriver who is keen to learn and contribute toward reconciliation. He currently works Public Services and Procurement Canada where he joined the Science and Policy Sector in August of 2020. Previously... Read More →
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Selina Bishop

Economic Policy Analyst, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Selina has had the privilege of working with and for Indigenous Peoples in her career and work in her community, and continues to learn and grow as an ally. Selina currently works in Science Policy for Laboratories Canada and has a keen interest in braiding knowledge systems and... Read More →


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

2:30pm EST

917: Mission Possible: Using genomics missions to build back stronger post-COVID
Organized by: Genome Canada

What is mission-driven research, and how can a mission framework for investment in research and innovation optimize impact on national challenges? As a cross-sectoral platform technology, genomics research is well-suited to implementation through missions, which was recognized in Budget 2021’s investment in Genome Canada’s mission-driven vision to support recovery and long-term economic growth. This session will bring together experts in mission-driven investments, forward-looking leaders in genomics, and strategists in high-risk high-reward science and innovation systems. The discussion will focus on the mission-driven approach, its structural elements and wide-ranging societal benefits for Canada through the lens of genomics.

Moderators
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Ryan Phillipe

Director, Corporate Development, Genome Canada
Ryan is committed to advancing innovation in Canada and contributing to the development of our sustainable bioeconomy. He has fourteen years of experience in strategic development and biotechnology in academia, private research, and industry. He serves as Director of Corporate Development... Read More →

Speakers
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Jennifer Gardy

Deputy Director, Surveillance, Data & Epidemiology, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr. Jennifer Gardy joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Malaria team as Deputy Director, Surveillance, Data, and Epidemiology in February 2019. Before that, she spent ten years at the BC Centre for Disease Control and the University of British Columbia’s School of Population... Read More →
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Lisa Kalynchuk

Vice-President Research and Innovation, University of Victoria
Dr. Lisa Kalynchuk is the Vice-President Research and Innovation at the University of Victoria, a role she began on July 1, 2019. Prior to this appointment, she was the Associate Vice-President Research from 2017-2019. As VPRI, Dr. Kalynchuk is responsible for the research portfolio... Read More →
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Ravi Gurumurthy

Chief Executive, Nesta
Ravi is CEO of Nesta, the UK’s innovation agency for social good. Ravi previously founded and led the Airbel Innovation Lab at the International Rescue Committee where he was responsible for designing, testing and scaling products and services for people affected by crisis in over... Read More →
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Sarah Doyle

Chief Of Staff, UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose
Sarah Doyle is Chief of Staff to Prof. Mariana Mazzucato at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. She was previously the Director of Policy and Research at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship, where she led the Institute's research agenda, with... Read More →


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

2:30pm EST

284: Innovative tools to debunk COVID-19 misinformation
Organized by: Science Up First

Throughout the pandemic there has been a significant increase in misinformation and conspiracy theories surrounding public health and science that threaten the health and safety of Canadians. Misinformation has greatly contributed to vaccine hesitancy and distrust in public health measures, and has led to anti-mask, anti-lockdown rallies. More importantly, underserved and marginalized communities have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19 due to inequities in our healthcare system. Therefore, it is important that we dispel misinformation around vaccines and create trusting environments in a culturally sensitive manner. Science Up First presents a panel on tools and strategies some experts use when tackling misinformation.

Moderators
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Dr. Marianne Mader

Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Association of Science Centres
Dr. Marianne Mader is the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Associations of Science Centres (CASC), one of the largest membership-based associations of informal science learning organizations in Canada, which collectively engages over 10 million visitors each year. In addition... Read More →

Speakers
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Timothy Caufield

Chair in Health Law and Policy, Canada Research
Timothy Caulfield is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. His interdisciplinary research on topics like stem cells, genetics... Read More →
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Dr. Krishana Sankar

Science Advisor & Community Partnerships Lead, ScienceUpFirst, Initiative of the Canadian Association of Science Centers
Dr. Krishana Sankar is a scientist by training, a speaker and educator. She completed her PhD at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Medicine. Her expertise lies in Cellular & Molecular Biology and she has over 10 years of scientific research experience. She is a sought after... Read More →
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Anthony Morgan

Founder, Science Everywhere
Anthony is science communicator, experience designer, PhD researcher and former segment host of Discovery Channel's Daily Planet. He's spent over 15 years working across multiple disciplines in science communication including live engagement at the Ontario Science Center, web series... Read More →
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Jia Hu

Medical Officer, Alberta Health Services
Dr. Jia Hu is a Medical Officer of Health for Alberta Health Services in Calgary Zone and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary. He also works at the East Calgary Health Centre, an inner city family medicine practice serving marginalized populations. Dr. Hu’s... Read More →
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Patrick Sullivan

Senior Research Assistant, Morning Star Lodge, University of Saskatchewan
Patrick completed his BSc. in Honours Life Sciences at McMaster before completing a Master of Public Health with a specialization in Indigenous Peoples’ Health at the University of Victoria. As a non-Indigenous person, Patrick feels fortunate to work alongside Indigenous communities... Read More →


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

2:30pm EST

921: Enablers to collaborative science infrastructure
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.

Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
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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
Virtual

2:30pm EST

589: Early-Career Researchers and Science-Policy Opportunities: Sparking a Dialogue on Models to Support the Next Generation of Canadian Researchers
Organized by: University of Regina
The intersection between science and policy is an important one. Bringing science to policy allows for the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-informed policies. Bringing policy to science provides an opportunity to produce impact-oriented research. Several science-policy fellowships—such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Health System Impact (HSI) Fellowship, Mitacs’ Canadian Science Policy Fellowship, and the Commonwealth Fund’s Harkness Fellowship—provide opportunities for scientists at varying career stages to become embedded in policy environments. Scientists are shaped by these experiences because of their increased understanding of the policy environment, the challenges confronting policy makers, the multitude of factors that impact decision-making, and the potential role for research. Similarly, policy organizations that host these scientists are exposed to research-based knowledge, skills, expertise, and academic networks that can bring rigour and evidence to bear on complex challenges and, ideally, enhance the impact of their policy changes. However, in the current Canadian landscape, there is a gap in the availability of science policy fellowships at the early career researcher (ECR) stage, which is recognized as a critical juncture in the academic career trajectory. As the next generation of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers transition into their roles as early career researchers, how can funding agencies, universities, and employers work together to develop the infrastructure and funding mechanisms to support ECRs to build bridges with policy organizations and make meaningful policy contributions? Using the CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship (HSIF) as a point of departure, our panelists will each spend approximately 10 minutes sharing their perspectives before audience members are sent to breakout rooms. The panel represents key perspectives required to inform the modernization of the ECR landscape for greater policy impact. Dr. Singal will speak to her motivations for seeking a hybrid role with real-world impact, how the HSI Fellowship prepared her for and supported this type of role, and what is needed at the ECR stage to support such roles. Dr. McMahon will speak to the HSI Fellowship and the Embedded Clinician Researcher Award, the Institute of Health Services & Policy Research’s strategic plan and commitment to building capacity, and potential ECR models. Dr. Brown will talk about the value of building partnerships with policy organizations, supporting hybrid roles, and expanding our concept of impact in incentivized systems in universities. Dr. Tomblin Murphy will share her perspective on the need for both embedded fellowships and scientist positions.



Moderators
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Diane Finegood

Executive Director, Canadian Health Services and Policy Research Alliance, Professor and Fellow, Morris J. Wosk centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Diane T. Finegood's career has spanned a broad range of disciplines and leadership experiences.  She is currently Executive Director of the Canadian Health Services and Policy Research Alliance.  She served as President & CEO of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research... Read More →

Speakers
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Deepa Singal

Research Scientist, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, Manitoba, Canada, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada Director of Scientific and Data Initiatives, Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Association, Manitoba, Canada
Dr. Deepa Singal is a Research Scientist at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba and the Director of Scientific and Data Initiatives at the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance... Read More →
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Meghan McMahon

CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Meghan McMahon is Associate Director with CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research where she works to develop research funding programs designed to foster knowledge creation, capacity building and knowledge mobilization to improve health and health system outcomes... Read More →
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Adalsteinn (Steni) Brown

Dean, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown is the Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Prior to becoming Dean, Steini was the Director of the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the Dalla Lana Chair of Public Health Policy also at the University... Read More →
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Tara Sampalli

Senior Scientific Director, Nova Scotia Health
Dr. Tara Sampalli is the Senior Scientific Director for Nova Scotia Health. Tara effectively blends research with practice bringing the novel concept of “embedded research” into healthcare. Her research interests include chronic disease management and multimorbidities, integrated... Read More →


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

4:00pm EST

Poster Session
Poster Presentations:
Bernardo Bolaños - La migration environnemental en Amérique Centrale et du Nord 
Vince Hopkins  - Ambiguous COVID-19 Messaging Increases Unsafe Socializing Intentions 
Oxana Pimenova  - Consultations with Indigenous Peoples of Canada: A Study of the Crown’s Reasoning 
Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero - Meeting the Challenges to access quality education in Latin America: Case reports from indigenous communities in Colombia & Ecuador 
Kenneth Chow  - High-resolution Gridded Sea-Level Change projections and Guidance on ClimateData.ca

Speakers
avatar for Bernardo Bolaños

Bernardo Bolaños

Enseignant-chercheur, niversité Autonome Metropolitaine, Mexico
Bernardo Bolaños est enseignant-chercheur au département des sciences humaines de l'Université Autonome Metropolitaine, à Mexico. Il est licencié en droit, possède un master d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences, ainsi qu'un doctorat en philosophie à la Sorbonne. Il enseigne... Read More →
avatar for Vince Hopkins

Vince Hopkins

Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Vince Hopkins is a Behavioural Scientist and Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. He studies social policy—specifically, how to reduce poverty and inequality by making it easier for low-income and marginalized... Read More →
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Oxana Pimenova

PhD Candidate, Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Oxana Pimenova is a Dr. in Constitutional Law (Russia) and a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). For the last 20 years, her academic research and professional activities have been focused on the public sector. Since graduating from the Law... Read More →
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Kenneth Chow

Physical Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Kenneth Chow is a Physical Scientist with the Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS) at Environment and Climate Change Canada. The CCCS is a dedicated multi-disciplinary team with expertise across a broad range of climate-related disciplines, helping Canadians become more resilient... Read More →
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Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero

STEM sin Fronteras
I love science communication, sharing my passion with peers and the younger generation and learning how to bring changes to our communities through science based decisions.  


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

4:00pm EST

Poster Session
Poster Presentations:
Bernardo Bolaños - La migration environnemental en Amérique Centrale et du Nord 
Vince Hopkins  - Ambiguous COVID-19 Messaging Increases Unsafe Socializing Intentions 
Oxana Pimenova  - Consultations with Indigenous Peoples of Canada: A Study of the Crown’s Reasoning 
Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero - Meeting the Challenges to access quality education in Latin America: Case reports from indigenous communities in Colombia & Ecuador 
Kenneth Chow  - High-resolution Gridded Sea-Level Change projections and Guidance on ClimateData.ca

Speakers
avatar for Bernardo Bolaños

Bernardo Bolaños

Enseignant-chercheur, niversité Autonome Metropolitaine, Mexico
Bernardo Bolaños est enseignant-chercheur au département des sciences humaines de l'Université Autonome Metropolitaine, à Mexico. Il est licencié en droit, possède un master d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences, ainsi qu'un doctorat en philosophie à la Sorbonne. Il enseigne... Read More →
avatar for Vince Hopkins

Vince Hopkins

Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Vince Hopkins is a Behavioural Scientist and Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. He studies social policy—specifically, how to reduce poverty and inequality by making it easier for low-income and marginalized... Read More →
avatar for Oxana Pimenova

Oxana Pimenova

PhD Candidate, Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Oxana Pimenova is a Dr. in Constitutional Law (Russia) and a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). For the last 20 years, her academic research and professional activities have been focused on the public sector. Since graduating from the Law... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth Chow

Kenneth Chow

Physical Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Kenneth Chow is a Physical Scientist with the Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS) at Environment and Climate Change Canada. The CCCS is a dedicated multi-disciplinary team with expertise across a broad range of climate-related disciplines, helping Canadians become more resilient... Read More →
avatar for Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero

Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero

STEM sin Fronteras
I love science communication, sharing my passion with peers and the younger generation and learning how to bring changes to our communities through science based decisions.  


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

4:00pm EST

How Complex Systems Modelling Can Drive Just Climate Policies
Understanding the interactions between climate, energy and water systems, the CLEWs nexus, can illustrate equity impacts of climate policy. Nexus interactions impact all aspects of our lives and our ability to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Join Dr. Taco Niet, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, School of Sustainable Energy Engineering at Simon Fraser University to learn more on how advances in modelling are demonstrating the impacts and challenges the climate crisis has on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion globally. This talk outlines the current state of CLEWs nexus modelling and the global challenges we are facing.

Speakers
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Taco Niet

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Sustainable Energy Engineering, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Taco Niet, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Sustainable Energy Engineering at Simon Fraser University, builds modeling tools to address the challenges at the nexus of Energy+. Energy+ represents all aspects of nature and society including energy, land, water, climate... Read More →


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

4:30pm EST

448: Managing Expectations - A Grounded Approach to Science Diplomacy
As COVID has persisted it has strained national relations in some ways and strengthened them in others. International affairs have persisted out of necessity; for sharing pandemic-relevant information which has allowed for tremendous scientific collaboration and a kind of science diplomacy to emerge. Yet despite this cooperative approach the pandemic has also shown nations putting their own interests first, allowing tensions and security concerns to persist. Defining science diplomacy for the near term will be central to the panel discussion. Specifically how to foster greater citizen engagement, and how to build strategic partnerships that allow nations to serve global interests while concurrently serving their own. 
Organized by: Defence Research and Development Canada - Centre for Security Science

Moderators
avatar for Zachary Myers

Zachary Myers

Radiological-Nuclear Portfolio Manager, Defence Research and Development Canada
Zachary Myers currently works as a nuclear scientist with Defence Research and Development Canada. He began his career as an academic physicist, collaborating with scientists from several countries, before joining the Canadian Army’s Corps of Engineers. During his time in the military... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Colin Murray

Colin Murray

Senior Advisor, Defence Research and Development Canada
Colin has significant experience leading initiatives that leverage national and international networks to mobilize innovations that address existing and emerging security risk. Having recently completed a four year embedded assignment to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science... Read More →
avatar for Meenakshi Gupta

Meenakshi Gupta

Senior Science and Technology Officer, Science, Technology and Innovation Division (BII), Global Affairs Canada
Meenakshi Gupta currently works as a Senior Science & Technology Officer at Global Affairs Canada. In this capacity, she focuses on Canada’s bilateral engagement and R&D collaboration opportunities in specific priority sectors and emerging technologies of interest to Canada and... Read More →
avatar for Shaun Riordan

Shaun Riordan

Director of the Chair for Diplomacy and Cyberspace, European Institute of Cyberspace
Mr. Shaun Riordan is Director of the Chair for Diplomacy and Cyberspace at the European Institute of Cyberspace, Research Fellow of the Charhar Institute (Beijing) and a Senior Consultant with UNITAR. He is a former British diplomat, who served at the UN in New York, Taiwán, Beijing... Read More →
avatar for Raquel Jorge-Ricart

Raquel Jorge-Ricart

Policy Analyst on the Technology and Digital Agenda, Elcano Royal Institute
Raquel Jorge Ricart is Policy Analyst on the Technology and Digital Agenda at Elcano Royal Institute in Spain, one of the leading think tanks in Europe. She was a former Fulbright Fellow (Washington, DC, United States - Elliott School of International Affairs, GWU). She has been recognized... Read More →


Thursday November 25, 2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm EST
Virtual

4:30pm EST

157: Charting Biodiversity Pathways for Sustainability in Canada
Organized by: Future Earth

Biodiversity is declining at an unprecedented rate, threatening the prosperity of the more-than-human world. Canada supports a globally significant diversity of ecosystems and boasts rich Indigenous knowledge which is promising to lead an integrated pathway towards the vision of ‘human living in harmony with nature’. With enhanced ambition in conservation policies and practices, Canada can contribute significantly to global biodiversity and climate change mitigation. The panel will center the discussion around the progresses, challenges, and potential solutions for biodiversity conservation in Canada. A policy recommendation report will be launched to inform feasible nature-centered pathways for green transformation in Canada

Moderators
avatar for Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne

Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne

Canada Key Biodiversity Areas Director, Wildlife Conservation Society Canada
Dr. Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne is an environmental scientist based in Montreal, Quebec. She is currently the Canada Key Biodiversity Areas Director at Wildlife Conservation Society Canada. Her previous research and consulting work focused on ecosystem services, biodiversity conservation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Gonzalez

Andrew Gonzalez

Liber Ero Chair in Conservation Biology
Dr. Gonzalez is co-Chair of GEO BON, Liber Ero Chair in Conservation Biology, and founding director of the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science. Throughout his studies, he has made research contributions to pollinator behaviour in honey bees, the effects of habitat fragmentation and corridors on species diversity... Read More →
avatar for Danika Billie Littlechild

Danika Billie Littlechild

Lawyer, Indigenous Leader, Scientist/Researcher, Carleton University
Danika Billie Littlechild is Cree from Ermineskin Cree Nation in Maskwacis, Treaty No. 6 territory in Canada (Alberta). Danika is an Assistant Professor at Carleton University in the Department of Law and Legal Studies (Faculty of Public Affairs). She teaches courses on environment... Read More →
avatar for François Soulard

François Soulard

Research Manager, Statistics Canada
François has been working at Statistics Canada since 1997 in the field of environmental statistics and environmental accounting, with a special emphasis on water statistics and ecosystem goods and services statistics. For the last 10 years he has held the position of Chief of the... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Artelle

Kyle Artelle

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Victoria
Kyle is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in The Geography Department at the University of Victoria, a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus, and a Raincoast Conservation... Read More →
avatar for Katja Neves

Katja Neves

Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University
DR. KATJA NEVES is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. With Gregory Bateson’s thinking as the basis of her epistemological approach, Professor Neves is passionate in her quest to understand the socio-ecological dynamics by means of... Read More →


Thursday November 25, 2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm EST
Virtual

4:30pm EST

255: A Canadian BRAIN initiative?
Organized by: Université Laval

​In 2016, science academies from 14 nations declared: The human brain is civilization’s most precious resource. Investment in brain science is, therefore, an investment in the future of society, and nations must cooperate to understand, protect, and foster optimal development of the brain (http://bit.ly/G-SciBrain2016). Building on lessons learned from established transnational and national brain initiatives, we will discuss the need and opportunity to develop a strategy where Canada can distinguish itself by setting the standard for a new model of neuroscience that is open, collaborative, transdisciplinary and ethical. The objective being to build consensus among the broadest range of stakeholders
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Speakers
avatar for Yves De Koninck

Yves De Koninck

Professor & chair, Canadian Brain Research Strategy
Yves De Koninck is Professor of Psychiatry & Neuroscience at Université Laval, Director of the CERVO Brain Research Centre and of the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et services sociaux de la Capitale-Nationale. He dedicated his career to understanding mechanisms underlying... Read More →
avatar for Shernaz X. Bamji

Shernaz X. Bamji

Professor, Associate Director, Djavad Mowafaghian Center for Brain Health, President, Canadian Association for Neuroscience
Shernaz Bamji is a professor in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences and a founding member of the School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. She has a long-standing interest in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying... Read More →
avatar for Jason B. Mattingley

Jason B. Mattingley

Professor & Co-Chair, Australian Brain Alliance
Professor Jason Mattingley is Laureate Fellow and Foundation Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at The University of Queensland, where he holds joint appointments in the Queensland Brain Institute and School of Psychology. His research is directed toward understanding brain processes... Read More →
avatar for Jan G. Bjaalie

Jan G. Bjaalie

Professor and Chair, International Brain Initiative
Dr. Jan G. Bjaalie is the Infrastructure Development Director, Vice-Chair Science and Infrastructure Board of the Human Brain Project as well as Chair of the strategy committee of the International Brain Initiative. He is Professor at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University... Read More →
avatar for Deanna Groetzinger

Deanna Groetzinger

Manager, Neurological Health Charities Canada
Deanna Groetzinger directs Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC), a coalition of organizations that represent people with brain diseases, disorders and injuries in Canada. NHCC provides leadership in evaluating and advancing new opportunities for collaboration specific to advocacy... Read More →


Thursday November 25, 2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm EST
Virtual

4:30pm EST

576: Ask me anything: Research by the North, for the North, in the North
Organized by: ArcticNet

High-quality collaborative research is needed to meet the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing Arctic. Indigenous Peoples in Canada’s North are well equipped to lead high-quality Arctic research of priority to Northerners. In this session, we hear from research leaders, combining Indigenous and western approaches. In sharing the successes and challenges from programs including ArcticNet’s North-by-North Program, the Arctic Inspiration Prize and the Canadian Mountain Network, we learn how research in the Canadian Arctic has been and will continue to be shaped by Indigenous voices.

Moderators
avatar for Norma Kassi

Norma Kassi

Co-Research Director, Canadian Mountain Network; Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Science, McGill University; Senior Advisor, Indigenous Leadership Initiative
Norma was raised and educated in Old Crow, a citizen of the Vuntut Gwich’in First Nation (People of the Lakes), and a member of the Wolf Clan. In Old Crow flats Norma gained her depth of traditional, scientific and ecological knowledge, learning from her grandfather, mother and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Shirley Tagalik

Shirley Tagalik

Director, Aqqiumavvik Society
Shirley researches areas of education, child and language development, youth engagement and suicide prevention, determinants of health, healing, cultural revitalization, climate change and food security from Arviat, Nunavut. Working with Inuit Elders over 25 years, she documents Inuit... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Redvers

Nicole Redvers

Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Dr. Nicole Redvers, ND, MPH, is a member of the Deninu K’ue First Nation in Denendeh and has worked with Indigenous patients, scholars, and communities around the globe her entire career. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University... Read More →
avatar for Murray Humphries

Murray Humphries

Associate Professor, McGill Northern Research Chair Director, Center for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment
Murray Humphries is a Canadian wildlife ecologist at McGill University, Canada, whose research links fundamental ecological research with Northern Indigenous communities’ priorities. Murray was born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba, and has degrees from University of Manitoba (BSc... Read More →
avatar for Kukik Baker

Kukik Baker

Executive Director, Aqqiumavvik Society
Kukik Baker has lived in Arviat her entire life. She worked as a community mental health youth outreach worker for many years while she developed key programs for Aqqiumavvik and founded the Ujjiqsuiniq Young Hunters Program. She has been involved with Aqqiumavvik since 2010 and... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Townley

Joseph Townley

Wildlife Stewardship Facilitator, Nunatsiavut Government
Hello my name is Joseph Townley, I am the Wildlife Stewardship Facilitator with the Nunatsiavut Government. I work closely with our wildlife Manager on all types of wildlife related files within Nunatsiavut. Such as Caribou, Moose, Geese, and species at risk. I started in this position... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Arreak

Andrew Arreak

Regional Operations Lead, Qikiqtaaluk Region, SmartICE
Andrew Arreak has a diploma in Environmental Technology from Nunavut Arctic College and is the SmartICE Regional Operations Lead for the Qikiqtaaluk Region. As a founding member of Ikaarvik, the Arctic Inspiration Prize winning organization that mentors and supports Indigenous youth... Read More →


Thursday November 25, 2021 4:30pm - 6:00pm EST
Virtual
 
Friday, November 26
 

8:30am EST

408: Enabling inclusive and impactful research into digital health and AI for health: Challenges and solutions from four continents.
Organized by: Embassy of Switzerland in Canada

What are the challenges and opportunities for global health research in a post COVID-19 context, and how can we build on the transformative potential of artificial intelligence and data science approaches including those in the Global South? This panel of renowned experts from three continents will highlight key issues around global research cooperation, data sharing and bias in AI from the perspectives of academia, health care providers and funding agencies. It also discusses implications for future policy and practice in pandemic responses. The panelists will showcase inclusive and equitable digital solutions on a global scale, such as the International Digital Health and AI research cooperative (I-DAIR) or the Global South AI4COVID program at Canada’s IDRC, used for capacity building and reduction of health disparities.

Moderators
avatar for Naser Faruqui

Naser Faruqui

Director of Education and Science, IDRC
Naser Faruqui, is the Director of Education and Science at IDRC where he leads a global team that helps vulnerable children and adults benefit from high-quality education and strong science systems in which women emerge as leaders, producing essential knowledge and innovations. Naser... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amandeep Singh Gill

Amandeep Singh Gill

Project Director/CEO, International Digital Health & AI Research Collaborative (I-DAIR)
Ambassador Amandeep Gill is the Project Director/CEO of the International Digital Health & AI Research Collaborative (I-DAIR), a Geneva-based global platform for enabling inclusive, impactful, and responsible research into digital health and AI for health. He is the former Executive... Read More →
avatar for Sylvia Kiwuwa-Muyingo

Sylvia Kiwuwa-Muyingo

Research Scientist/Statistician, African Population and Health Research Center
Dr. Sylvia Kiwuwa-Muyingo, is a Research Scientist/Statistician at African Population and Health Research Center. She has conducted in-depth methodological research and with a broad background in epidemiological research such as HIV and in the field of measurement and evaluation promoting... Read More →
avatar for Marisa Creatore

Marisa Creatore

Associate Scientific Director for the Institute of Population and Public Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR-IPPH)
Dr. Marisa Creatore is the Associate Scientific Director for the Institute of Population and Public Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR-IPPH). She has a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto and a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from Queen’s... Read More →


Friday November 26, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Virtual

8:30am EST

169: Science for urban policy: building bridges for the future of cities
Organized by: École nationale d'administration publique (ENAP)

Cities have the potential to tackle society’s wicked problems, from disease to inequity to climate change. Yet, challenges remain when it comes to weaving science into the implementation of urban interventions.
Presented by Collaboratoire Uni-Cité, this panel is dedicated to bolstering collaboration between scientists and municipal decision-makers around urban transformation projects. Focused on solutions and successful practices, this interactive panel will explore the opportunities and tensions between municipal and academic contexts. Participants will be invited to join a concept mapping exercise to generate ideas around the panel’s key question: What is needed to strengthen science for urban policy?

Speakers
avatar for Marie-Christine Therrien

Marie-Christine Therrien

Man­age­ment Pro­fes­sor, École nationale d’administration publique
Marie-Chris­tine Ther­rien is a Man­age­ment Pro­fes­sor at the École nationale d’administration publique, and Direc­tor of Cité-ID Liv­ingLab Urban Resilience Gov­er­nance. Her research explores issues of net­work coor­di­na­tion, organ­i­sa­tion­al fail­ure... Read More →
avatar for Jeny Matthews-Thusoo

Jeny Matthews-Thusoo

Program Lead, Inclusive Futures, Resilience & Infrastructure Calgary
Jeny Mathews-Thusoo has worked in policy and social change for over 20 years with a vision that the future of cities belongs to those who believe in the power of dreams. Currently at The City of Calgary, she is the Program Lead of Inclusive Futures with Resilience. Her focus is on... Read More →
avatar for Julie Dassylva

Julie Dassylva

Higher Education Advisor, Carrefour de la recherche urbaine de Montréal (CRUM) City of Montreal
Julie Dassylva has been a higher education advisor at the City of Montreal's Economic Development Department since 2018. She contributed to the creation and development of the Carrefour de la recherche urbaine de Montréal, to act as a link between the City and higher education institutions... Read More →
avatar for David Wachsmuth

David Wachsmuth

Associate Professor, McGill University, Canada Research Chair in Urban Governance
David Wachsmuth is the Canada Research Chair in Urban Governance at McGill University, where he is also an Associate Professor in the School of Urban Planning. He directs UPGo, the Urban Politics and Governance research group at McGill, where he leads a team of researchers investigating... Read More →


Friday November 26, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Virtual

8:30am EST

347: Integrated Collaboration for a Post-COVID Recovery
Organized by: Saskatchewan Polytechnic 

Technology and social innovation are needed for a progressive economic post-COVID recovery.  Integrated models of collaboration within various sectors are key to deliver innovative results for economic growth.   The college and polytechnic sector are the nexus of such collaboration with industry and community as well as higher education and government.  Ecosystem hubs evolve regionally around colleges/polytechnics and inform the development of an industry driven innovation network for Canada. This sector builds together partners from industry, community, higher education, and government in order to turn ideas into successful products, processes or services in the marketplace.  Collectively, college and polytechnic activities span the whole innovation chain.  Specifically, this sector can support start-ups, entrepreneurship, SMEs and multi-nationals.  As part of “building back” post-COVID, the college/polytechnic sector is well positioned to serve the start-up sector. In addition, the nature of the applied research and innovative deliverables, along with open intellectual property policies, cater directly to industry progression. These strategies of integrated collaboration for applied research, development and innovation strive to meet the challenges of economic recovery in a post-pandemic world.  Examples from across the country and various sectors that interconnect with the college and polytechnic sector will be discussed.  

Moderators
avatar for Jeffrey Taylor

Jeffrey Taylor

Associate Vice President of Applied Research and Innovation, Nova Scotia Community College
Dr. Jeffrey Taylor joined NSCC as its Associate Vice President of Applied Research and Innovation in June 2016, where he is privileged to oversee thriving entrepreneurship, research, innovation, international and strategic partnership activities at all 14 College Campuses across Nova... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Manekin Beille

Lauren Manekin Beille

Department Head, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Yukon University
Lauren Manekin Beille leads Yukon University's Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) team and works todevelop novel solutions for Yukon's startup and innovation community. Upon first moving to Canada in2016, Lauren played an active role as Director of Community Engagement building out... Read More →
avatar for Marie Gagné

Marie Gagné

Présidente-directrice générale, Synchronex – le réseau des CCTT
Depuis près de 20 ans, Mme Gagné agit comme gestionnaire d’entreprises et d’organisations engagées en recherche. Forte d’une expérience de la recherche industrielle acquise au sein d’une start-up issue de résultats de recherche universitaire, d’une expérience de la... Read More →
avatar for Susan Blum

Susan Blum

AVP, Applied Research and Innovation
Dr. Susan Blum is the Associate Vice President Applied Research and Innovation at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.  Previously, she was the Director of Research Services and Ethics at the University of Saskatchewan and Director of Finance and Administration at the Saskatchewan Health Research... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Genier

Daniel Genier

As the inaugural co-mandated Director, Business Development - Mitacs/CICan, I am excited to have the opportunity and forum to further engage with CICan stakeholders in support of our shared core values through strategic initiatives. One of my key personal and professional missions... Read More →


Friday November 26, 2021 8:30am - 10:00am EST

10:00am EST

Poster Session
Poster Presentations:
Bernardo Bolaños - La migration environnemental en Amérique Centrale et du Nord 
Vince Hopkins  - Ambiguous COVID-19 Messaging Increases Unsafe Socializing Intentions 
Oxana Pimenova  - Consultations with Indigenous Peoples of Canada: A Study of the Crown’s Reasoning 
Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero - Meeting the Challenges to access quality education in Latin America: Case reports from indigenous communities in Colombia & Ecuador 
Kenneth Chow  - High-resolution Gridded Sea-Level Change projections and Guidance on ClimateData.ca

Speakers
avatar for Bernardo Bolaños

Bernardo Bolaños

Enseignant-chercheur, niversité Autonome Metropolitaine, Mexico
Bernardo Bolaños est enseignant-chercheur au département des sciences humaines de l'Université Autonome Metropolitaine, à Mexico. Il est licencié en droit, possède un master d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences, ainsi qu'un doctorat en philosophie à la Sorbonne. Il enseigne... Read More →
avatar for Vince Hopkins

Vince Hopkins

Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Vince Hopkins is a Behavioural Scientist and Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. He studies social policy—specifically, how to reduce poverty and inequality by making it easier for low-income and marginalized... Read More →
avatar for Oxana Pimenova

Oxana Pimenova

PhD Candidate, Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Oxana Pimenova is a Dr. in Constitutional Law (Russia) and a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). For the last 20 years, her academic research and professional activities have been focused on the public sector. Since graduating from the Law... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth Chow

Kenneth Chow

Physical Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Kenneth Chow is a Physical Scientist with the Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS) at Environment and Climate Change Canada. The CCCS is a dedicated multi-disciplinary team with expertise across a broad range of climate-related disciplines, helping Canadians become more resilient... Read More →
avatar for Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero

Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero

STEM sin Fronteras
I love science communication, sharing my passion with peers and the younger generation and learning how to bring changes to our communities through science based decisions.  


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

10:30am EST

637: Equitable partnerships for climate change adaptation in a changing world
Organized by UK Research and Innovation 

This dynamic panel brings together a mix of experts and perspectives from Canada, UK and Africa to highlight and discuss approaches and solutions to climate change adaptation in a changing world which is key to building back better from the pandemic. The panel will cover issues such as the importance of international collaboration to address climate change adaptation; opportunities and challenges to finding solutions and consideration of cross-cutting policy areas and the role of different sectors in this space including research funders. There will be an opportunity to ask the panel questions and stimulate further discussion.

Moderators
avatar for Éliane Ubalijoro

Éliane Ubalijoro

Executive Director of Sustainability in the Digital Age and the Global Hub Director in Canada, Future Earth
Éliane Ubalijoro, PhD, is the Executive Director of Sustainability in the Digital Age and the Global Hub Director in Canada for Future Earth. Her decades of experience span academia, science-policy and the non-profit and international development sectors. She is a Professor of Practice... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Pelling

Mark Pelling

Professor of Geography, King's College London
Mark Pelling is Professor of Geography at King's College London with research specialisms on the social and institutional aspects of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in urban contexts. He works regularly with humanitarian NGOs and government agencies, including... Read More →
avatar for Katharine Vincent

Katharine Vincent

Director, Kulima Integrated Development Solutions
Dr Katharine Vincent is director of Kulima Integrated Development Solutions in South Africa and holds visiting researcher positions at the Universities of KwaZulu Natal and Leeds. She works on adaptation to climate change and disaster risk reduction in the global South, particularly... Read More →
avatar for Lancelot Soumelong Ehode

Lancelot Soumelong Ehode

Regional Communication and Media Advisor, International Development Research Centre
Lancelot Soumelong Ehode is a Communication Specialist with a broad experience in West and Central  Africa, who has worked in the international Development sector with one goal: making knowledge  accessible and enhancing the use of research in order to contribute to the achievement... Read More →
avatar for Susan Waldron

Susan Waldron

Director of Research and Skills, NSERC
Susan Waldron is Director of Research and Skills at NERC, a post she has held since January 2020. She is responsible for research programme generation, policy, funding, and delivery in the domains of Discovery Science, Talent and Skills, and International Partnerships.Susan joins... Read More →


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

10:30am EST

173: Federal State, National Priorities and Provincial Funding: Research funding challenges across Canada
Organized by: Research Nova Scotia


This panel proposes a lively discussion on the roles of provincial and federal research agencies in setting priorities, coordinating funding and serving the needs of regional research ecosystems. Representatives from provincial research organizations and federal funding agencies will debate:
  • How national priorities align – and misalign – with provincial priorities
  • The incentive structure within the federal model of research funding
  • The asymmetrical effect on provinces of vastly different fiscal capacity within a single federal research support system
  • System adjustments that can improve the federal-provincial partnership and better support research that benefits all Canadians.

Moderators
avatar for Stefan Leslie

Stefan Leslie

Chief Executive Officer, Research Nova Scotia
Stefan is the Chief Executive Officer of Research Nova Scotia, an independent not-for-profit organization established to support, organize and coordinate the funding for research in Nova Scotia. RNS embraces a mission-oriented approach to solve the province's biggest challenges through... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter WB Phillips

Peter WB Phillips

Distinguished Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Phillips is Distinguished Professor of Policy and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. He earned his Ph.D. at the LSE and worked for 13 years as... Read More →
avatar for Dr. David Castle

Dr. David Castle

Professor, University of Victoria
Researcher, Office of the Chief Science Advisor Researcher in Residence, Office of the Chief Science Advisor | Bureau de la Conseillère scientifique en chefDr. David Castle is a Professor in the School of Public Administration and the Gustavson School of Business at the University... Read More →
avatar for Carole Jabet

Carole Jabet

Scientific director, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé
Carole Jabet is Scientific Director of the Fonds de Recherche Québec Santé, where she works to support excellence in health research, recognized worldwide and which contributes to the well-being of the population.During her career, she participated in the establishment of research... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Claire Samson

Dr. Claire Samson

Manager, CFI’s research infrastructure funding programs, Programs and Planning, Canada Foundation for Innovation
Dr. Claire Samson is responsible for managing all aspects of the CFI’s research infrastructure funding programs and providing leadership and advice for developing policies relevant to these programs. Dr. Samson joined the CFI in March 2020, having brought more than 25 years of experience... Read More →


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

10:30am EST

199: Science Meets Parliament
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.

Speakers
avatar for Matt McTaggart

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 →
avatar for Trushar Patel

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 →
avatar for Matt Jeneroux

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 →
avatar for Valorie Crooks

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 →
avatar for Dominique Robert

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 →
avatar for Catherine L. Mah

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 →
avatar for Rosa Galvez

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
Virtual

10:30am EST

242: ‘Nothing About Us Without Us’: The Science of Equitable and Inclusive Accessibility Policy Processes from Problem Design to Evaluation
In 2019 the Accessible Canada Act (ACA) came into effect, requiring organizations prepare and publish accessibility plans, establish feedback processes, and report on these processes and progress in achieving its goal of making Canada barrier-free by 2040. The introduction of the ACA heightened the need for pan-Canadian mechanisms for organizations and stakeholders to engage across sectors, disciplines, and industries in action-oriented collaborations to address the multifaceted issues in accessibility. The Canadian Accessibility Network (CAN), under the leadership of the READ Initiative at Carleton University, has been developed to address this need. This panel focuses on a program of work undertaken by CAN’s Policy Domain Committee (DAC) to advance disability inclusive accessibility policy processes. Science and stakeholder informed inclusive accessibility policy processes drive the DAC’s strategic priorities, which include: 1) Identifying emerging issues, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and engaging with relevant communities, stakeholders and governing bodies to centre the perspectives and rights of diverse people with disabilities; 2) Coordinating policy fora where scientists and cross-disability first voice advocates address policy questions being asked by public, private and non-profit decision-makers related to the Accessible Canada Act; 3) Scanning accessibility and disability inclusion policy and policy research to identify how governments are developing and implementing accessibility and disability inclusion policy across jurisdictions; 4) Designing a disability inclusive policy analysis tool to support an intersectional human rights approach to accessibility policy. Panelists describe how disability communities can be meaningfully engaged in policy processes to inform the development of science policy into the future.

Moderators
avatar for Max Brault

Max Brault

Vice President, BDO Consulting
Max Brault has recently joined BDO, where he will be leading consulting on matters pertaining to accessibility. He has guided the federal government towards their most ambitious legislation towards persons with disabilities, The Accessible Canada Act. Max is not afraid to challenge... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rosalie McGrath

Rosalie McGrath

Accessibility Analyst, Accessibility Secretariat, Statistics Canada
Rosalie McGrath (MA, Hons) is a Policy Analyst within Statistics Canada’s Accessibility, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion files and Co-Chair of the Policy Domain Area Committee within the Canadian Accessibility Network. At Statistics Canada, Rosalie’s current work involves designing... Read More →
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Dr. Jonathan Lai

Executive Director, Canadian Autism and Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA)
Jonathan Lai (MSc, PhD) is the Executive Director at the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance (CASDA) and holds an Adjunct Faculty Position in Health Services Research at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health... Read More →
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Dr. Katie Aubrecht

Canada Research Chair Health Equity & Social Justice, St. Francis Xavier University
Katie Aubrecht (she/her), PhD, is Co-Chair of the Canadian Accessibility Network Policy Domain Area Committee, and Canada Research Chair and Assistant Professor in Sociology at St. Francis Xavier University. Her intersectional disability studies research maps and analyzes accessibility... Read More →


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

12:00pm EST

Break
Friday November 26, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST
Virtual

12:30pm EST

907: The city as a cradle of human-scale innovation / La ville, berceau de l’innovation à échelle humaine
Municipalities are key agents of change in building a more resilient society and achieving sustainable development goals. To that end, they strive to integrate the innovations generated by scientific research, insofar as they are accessible and applicable on a territorial scale. How can we ensure that cutting-edge research conducted in the scientific community has a significant local impact? Can innovations be used to generate economic, social and ecological benefits for the citizens of municipalities? In this panel, we will explore different formulas for integrating and co-constructing innovation in municipal territories. We will also explore the complexity inherent in municipal governance and how this can translate into the establishment of sustainable relationships between the municipal sector and the research and innovation communities.  


Les municipalités constituent des acteurs de changement de premier plan pour bâtir une société plus résiliente, et atteindre les objectifs de développement durable. Dans ce sens, elles aspirent à intégrer les innovations générées par la recherche scientifique, dans la mesure où celles-ci sont accessibles et applicables à l’échelle d’un territoire. Comment s’assurer que les recherches de pointe menées dans la communauté scientifique aient un impact local significatif ? Peut-on générer, à partir des innovations, des bénéfices économiques, sociaux et écologiques pour les citoyennes et citoyens des municipalités ? Dans ce panel, nous explorerons différentes formules d’intégration et de co-construction des innovations sur les territoires municipaux. Nous explorerons aussi la complexité inhérente à la gouvernance municipale et comment cela peut se traduire dans l’établissement de relations durables entre le réseau municipal, le milieu de la recherche et de l’innovation.

Moderators
avatar for Marie-Christine Therrien

Marie-Christine Therrien

ÉNAP
Bio : Marie-Christine Therrien is a Management Professor at the École nationale d’administration publique, and Director of Cité-ID LivingLab Urban Resilience Governance. Her research explores issues of network coordination, organisational failure, knowledge transfer, resilience... Read More →

Speakers
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Remi Quirion

Inaugural Chief Scientist of Quebec and the President of the three Board of Directors, Fonds de recherche du Québec and President Elect of INGSA
Professor Rémi Quirion is the inaugural Chief Scientist of Quebec and the President of the three Board of Directors of the Fonds de recherche du Québec since July 1st, 2011. A McGill Full Professor, Psychiatry and outgoing Scientific Director at the Douglas Mental Health University... Read More →
avatar for Fabrice Berthereaux

Fabrice Berthereaux

Deputy General Manager, Société d'aménagement de la métropole Ouest Atlantique
Bio : Fabrice Berthereaux holds a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Nantes. For 12 years, he was Deputy General Manager of the Nantes Metropolitan Tourist Office. In 2011, he joined the general management of SAMOA as Deputy General Manager of the economic pole in... Read More →
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Kate Fleming

Project Director, LC3 - Low Carbon Cities Canada, Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Bio : Kate Fleming is the Director of the Low Carbon Cities Canada program with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Kate is an environmental scientist turned program specialist focused on the design and delivery of climate-focused programs within the clean tech, healthcare... Read More →
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François William Croteau

Outgoing Mayor, Montréal's Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie
Bio : François William Croteau did his undergraduate studies at the University of Montreal in history, art history and sociology. He continued his studies at ESG-UQÀM where he obtained an Executive MBA in 2007 and a PhD in Urban Studies in 2017 on the topic of urban governance... Read More →


Friday November 26, 2021 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
Virtual

2:30pm EST

510: Lessons Learned From Student-Run Science Policy Groups and Youth Advisory Bodies In Canada
In Canada, there is a growing interest among trainees and early-career researchers to build skills in the science policy interface, but there are limited opportunities to do so. While the limited number of student-run science policy organizations and science advisory bodies fill a critical gap, they do not have the capacity to engage the ever-growing number of next generation science policy leaders. This panel will bring together speakers from different groups to discuss their experiences with these policy and advisory groups, the challenges and successes they have encountered, and how to further build and broaden science policy capacity in Canada.

Moderators
avatar for Rachael Maxwell

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 →

Speakers
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Shawn McGuirk

Senior Policy Advisor, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Shawn McGuirk is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and is an alumnus of both the Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship program and the Recruitment of Policy Leaders program of the Public Service Commission of Canada... Read More →
avatar for Taylor Morriseau

Taylor Morriseau

Indigenous Scholar and PhD Candidate, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba
Taylor Morriseau is an Indigenous Scholar and PhD Candidate within the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. As a recipient of a CIHR Vanier Scholarship, she investigates gene-environment interactions underlying type 2 diabetes among Indigenous youth. Her research... Read More →
avatar for Sivani Baskaran

Sivani Baskaran

Toronto Science Policy Network, University of Toronto
Sivani is a PhD candidate in Environmental Chemistry at the University of Toronto. Her research looks at methods for measuring and predicting physical-chemical properties that are important in identifying chemicals that have the potential to build up in air-breathing species. She... Read More →
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Sarah Bitter

Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ)
Sarah Bitter travaille aux Fonds de recherche du Québec depuis 2016 et occupe un poste d'analyste à la gestion et à la planification stratégique. Elle coordonne les activités du comité intersectoriel étudiant (CIE) depuis septembre 2018. De par sa connaissance pointu du fonctionnement... Read More →
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Uzma Urooj

Senior Policy Advisor, Innovation, Science & Economic Development
Uzma has a PhD in Cognitive Neuroimaging from University of York, UK and BSc Honors in Neuroscience and Linguistics from University of Toronto, Canada. An emerging science policy practitioner working in the Federal Government and experiences in research management, technology transfer... Read More →


Friday November 26, 2021 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
Virtual

4:00pm EST

Poster Session
Poster Presentations:
Bernardo Bolaños - La migration environnemental en Amérique Centrale et du Nord 
Vince Hopkins  - Ambiguous COVID-19 Messaging Increases Unsafe Socializing Intentions 
Oxana Pimenova  - Consultations with Indigenous Peoples of Canada: A Study of the Crown’s Reasoning 
Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero - Meeting the Challenges to access quality education in Latin America: Case reports from indigenous communities in Colombia & Ecuador 
Kenneth Chow  - High-resolution Gridded Sea-Level Change projections and Guidance on ClimateData.ca

Speakers
avatar for Bernardo Bolaños

Bernardo Bolaños

Enseignant-chercheur, niversité Autonome Metropolitaine, Mexico
Bernardo Bolaños est enseignant-chercheur au département des sciences humaines de l'Université Autonome Metropolitaine, à Mexico. Il est licencié en droit, possède un master d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences, ainsi qu'un doctorat en philosophie à la Sorbonne. Il enseigne... Read More →
avatar for Vince Hopkins

Vince Hopkins

Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Vince Hopkins is a Behavioural Scientist and Assistant Professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. He studies social policy—specifically, how to reduce poverty and inequality by making it easier for low-income and marginalized... Read More →
avatar for Oxana Pimenova

Oxana Pimenova

PhD Candidate, Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan
Oxana Pimenova is a Dr. in Constitutional Law (Russia) and a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). For the last 20 years, her academic research and professional activities have been focused on the public sector. Since graduating from the Law... Read More →
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Kenneth Chow

Physical Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Kenneth Chow is a Physical Scientist with the Canadian Centre for Climate Services (CCCS) at Environment and Climate Change Canada. The CCCS is a dedicated multi-disciplinary team with expertise across a broad range of climate-related disciplines, helping Canadians become more resilient... Read More →
avatar for Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero

Carmina Angelica Perez-Romero

STEM sin Fronteras
I love science communication, sharing my passion with peers and the younger generation and learning how to bring changes to our communities through science based decisions.  


Friday November 26, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Virtual
 
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