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Shawn McGuirk

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Senior Policy Advisor
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. During his PhD at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre of McGill University, his research centered on the role of metabolism in cancer progression. As a long-standing director and past president of the student-led non-profit organization Science & Policy Exchange, Shawn is committed to capacity building in science policy and to elevating the voices of the next generation as key stakeholders in policy discussions. He is also a member of the board of directors of Acfas, a non-profit organization that promotes research, innovation, and scientific culture in the francophone community.

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