The case for taking student advice on science policy
Engaging students in policy-making harnesses the power of creativity and innovation generated through diversity of perspective, expertise, and experience.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau smiles with Mona Nemer on Sept. 26 in House foyer, the day he announced she would be Canada's new chief science adviser. PhD students Shawn McGuirk and Vanessa Sung say her office should establish a student advisory committee similar to those of science advisers in Quebec and New Zealand. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade