Open letter to PM and Minister about NSERC Fellowships

We are writing to you as scientists and engineers working in Canada. We respectfully request that your government increase funding to graduate student trainees and postdoctoral scientists funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Concomitant investments have not been made to some of Canada’s best trainees in science and engineering, many of whom now live below the poverty line.

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From COVID-19 to climate change

SCIENCE POLICY

The CIC recently sent Queen’s University PhD chemistry student Bailey Smith to the virtual 2020 Canadian Science Policy Conference. Smith sampled panels on topics ranging from a green recovery to parallels between COVID-19 and climate change. Below, she offers her take on what she heard. By Bailey Smith One of the conference’s major themes was...

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Political Polarization

SCIENCE POLICY

What Does it Mean for Science Communication and Decision-Making? The CIC recently sent Trent University M.Sc. graduate student Josephine C. Esposto to the virtual 2020 Canadian Science Policy Conference. Esposto sat in on ‘Polarization: What Does it Mean for Science Communication and Decision-Making?’ and offers her take on what she heard. Canadians have been facing the...

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Scientists as activists

SCIENCE POLICY

Is the role of scientists in public policy changing? And should it? The CIC recently sent Wilfrid Laurier University biological and chemical sciences PhD student Carolyn Brown to the virtual 2020 Canadian Science Policy Conference. Brown returned with some thoughts about the role of scientists in public policy. For many decades, scientists in developed countries...

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