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Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | May 10, 2021
The disciplinary and hierarchical structures that have served science in the past may also need to be adjusted to enable and promote trans-disciplinary research that engages different science fields and sectors to address wicked challenges like climate change or pandemics, writes Paul Dufour. Image courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | May 10, 2021
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | May 10, 2021
The disciplinary and hierarchical structures that have served science in the past may also need to be adjusted to enable and promote trans-disciplinary research that engages different science fields and sectors to address wicked challenges like climate change or pandemics, writes Paul Dufour. Image courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | September 10, 2020
What will be the plan after the pandemic is managed? Who will show the necessary leadership and how will citizens participate meaningfully? Will we see more effective national coordination on research, innovation, and health strategies? Can we become technologically sovereign with vaccines, medical devices and equipment while maintaining our global science outreach? Will we go beyond the mere rhetoric of being prepared for the next global emergency, writes Paul Dufour. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | September 10, 2020
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | September 10, 2020
What will be the plan after the pandemic is managed? Who will show the necessary leadership and how will citizens participate meaningfully? Will we see more effective national coordination on research, innovation, and health strategies? Can we become technologically sovereign with vaccines, medical devices and equipment while maintaining our global science outreach? Will we go beyond the mere rhetoric of being prepared for the next global emergency, writes Paul Dufour. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | February 12, 2020
The innovation minister’s mandate includes ensuring that the prime minister and cabinet receive regular briefings from her on cross-government science priorities. On Feb. 6, Chief Science Adviser Mona Nemer, left, sat down with Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains and parliamentary secretary Will Amos. Photograph courtesy of Twitter
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | February 12, 2020
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | February 12, 2020
The innovation minister’s mandate includes ensuring that the prime minister and cabinet receive regular briefings from her on cross-government science priorities. On Feb. 6, Chief Science Adviser Mona Nemer, left, sat down with Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains and parliamentary secretary Will Amos. Photograph courtesy of Twitter
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | September 9, 2019
Canada’s research system has been built around the constant tensions of excellence versus equity (including its oft-charged politico-geographic dimension). It should come as no surprise that there is a healthy debate today as to what academic research chairs represent in their contributions and impacts to knowledge discovery and to the advancement of society. Excellence has met up with equity and diversity as key criteria in this changing context. Image courtesy of Pexels.com
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | September 9, 2019
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | September 9, 2019
Canada’s research system has been built around the constant tensions of excellence versus equity (including its oft-charged politico-geographic dimension). It should come as no surprise that there is a healthy debate today as to what academic research chairs represent in their contributions and impacts to knowledge discovery and to the advancement of society. Excellence has met up with equity and diversity as key criteria in this changing context. Image courtesy of Pexels.com
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | October 17, 2018
While the federal government has boosted funding for fundamental science research, as recommended by an expert panel chaired by former University of Toronto president David Naylor, pictured, it hasn't moved on other key panel advice, argues Paul Dufour. Caz Zyvatkauskas photograph courtesy of the University of Toronto
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | October 17, 2018
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | October 17, 2018
While the federal government has boosted funding for fundamental science research, as recommended by an expert panel chaired by former University of Toronto president David Naylor, pictured, it hasn't moved on other key panel advice, argues Paul Dufour. Caz Zyvatkauskas photograph courtesy of the University of Toronto
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | May 7, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and chief science adviser Mona Nemer, pictured on Sept. 26, 2017, the day he announced her appointment to the top job. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | May 7, 2018
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | May 7, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and chief science adviser Mona Nemer, pictured on Sept. 26, 2017, the day he announced her appointment to the top job. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | November 22, 2017
Student groups need to be given every opportunity to have a real say in international learning and experience abroad, says Paul Dufour. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | November 22, 2017
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | November 22, 2017
Student groups need to be given every opportunity to have a real say in international learning and experience abroad, says Paul Dufour. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | October 2, 2017
Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains and Business Council of Canada CEO John Manley, pictured Oct. 18, 2016 at the Public Policy Forum's Growth Summit. There is much to build on, ranging from the federal government’s Innovation and Skills Plan, to the recommendations issued by the Naylor review of fundamental science along with the strategies of provincial governments, and the work of science organizations and academic research now underway, writes Paul Dufour.
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | October 2, 2017
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | October 2, 2017
Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains and Business Council of Canada CEO John Manley, pictured Oct. 18, 2016 at the Public Policy Forum's Growth Summit. There is much to build on, ranging from the federal government’s Innovation and Skills Plan, to the recommendations issued by the Naylor review of fundamental science along with the strategies of provincial governments, and the work of science organizations and academic research now underway, writes Paul Dufour.
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | June 5, 2017
We are fortunate that we can indeed recognize our scholars and their contributions to improving the human condition. A case in point is the annual event to award Killam Prizes offered by the Canada Council and presented by Canada’s indefatigable Governor General David Johnston, writes Paul Dufour. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | June 5, 2017
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | June 5, 2017
We are fortunate that we can indeed recognize our scholars and their contributions to improving the human condition. A case in point is the annual event to award Killam Prizes offered by the Canada Council and presented by Canada’s indefatigable Governor General David Johnston, writes Paul Dufour. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | February 8, 2017
A piece of equipment in the Canadian Light Source Research Office's Medical Isotope Project in Saskatoon. Canada's National Research Council is a partner in the project. Photograph by Mark Ferguson, courtesy of the Canadian Light Source Research Office
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | February 8, 2017
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | February 8, 2017
A piece of equipment in the Canadian Light Source Research Office's Medical Isotope Project in Saskatoon. Canada's National Research Council is a partner in the project. Photograph by Mark Ferguson, courtesy of the Canadian Light Source Research Office
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | November 23, 2016
Parliamentarians and staffers on the Hill in 2013 check out experiments by Let's Talk Science, a national, charitable organization focused on youth education in science, technology, engineering, and math. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | November 23, 2016
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | November 23, 2016
Parliamentarians and staffers on the Hill in 2013 check out experiments by Let's Talk Science, a national, charitable organization focused on youth education in science, technology, engineering, and math. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | July 13, 2016
Science Minister Kirsty Duncan—pictured, right, last November with Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay—recently appointed an advisory panel to review federal support for fundamental science. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | July 13, 2016
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | July 13, 2016
Science Minister Kirsty Duncan—pictured, right, last November with Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay—recently appointed an advisory panel to review federal support for fundamental science. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | May 9, 2016
The sign at the National Research Council headquarters in Ottawa. Ultimately, what the 1964 Mackenzie report serves to remind us is that getting the right people together with the right receptor at the right time with the right conviction can be more critical to any success than ideal org charts, vision-less policy, and weak leadership, writes Paul Dufour. Photograph courtesy of Peregrine981
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | May 9, 2016
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | May 9, 2016
The sign at the National Research Council headquarters in Ottawa. Ultimately, what the 1964 Mackenzie report serves to remind us is that getting the right people together with the right receptor at the right time with the right conviction can be more critical to any success than ideal org charts, vision-less policy, and weak leadership, writes Paul Dufour. Photograph courtesy of Peregrine981
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | February 8, 2016
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | February 8, 2016
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | February 8, 2016
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | January 11, 2016
Science Minister Kirsty Duncan is responsible for appointing a chief science adviser. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | January 11, 2016
Opinion | BY PAUL DUFOUR | January 11, 2016
Science Minister Kirsty Duncan is responsible for appointing a chief science adviser. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright