Media Advisory - Council of Canadian Academies to Release an Expert Panel Report on The State of Science and Technology in Canada, 2012

OTTAWA, Sept. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - The Council of Canadian Academies will release its newest expert panel assessment on Thursday, September 27, 2012. The report - The State of Science Technology in Canada, 2012 - is an authoritative, evidence-based assessment that provides a thorough analysis of the scientific disciplines and technological applications where Canada excels in a global context.

This assessment was conducted by an 18-member panel of distinguished and multidisciplinary experts from Canada and abroad. The Panel has developed a comprehensive assessment of the state of science and technology (S&T) in Canada, with a focus on research performed in the higher education sector, as well as in the not-for-profit and government sectors. The Panel's report provides an authoritative assessment of Canada's overall S&T strengths as compared with international peers. It also addresses improvements and/or declines in research fields, highlights emerging areas of S&T, and provides insights on provincial areas of strength and specialization. The collective findings are comprehensive and represent one of the most in-depth examinations of Canadian S&T ever undertaken. The 2012 report is an update to the original assessment of the same name conducted by the Council in 2006.

A briefing with the Panel Chair, Dr. Eliot A. Phillipson will be held on
Thursday, September 27, at 11 am (EDT).
Journalists can register for the WebEx briefing by contacting
the Science Media Centre of Canada, www.sciencemediacentre.ca

About the Council of Canadian Academies
The Council of Canadian Academies is an independent, not-for-profit organization that began operation in 2005. The Council supports evidence-based, expert assessments to inform public policy development in Canada. Assessments are conducted by independent, multidisciplinary panels of experts from across Canada and abroad. The Council's blue-ribbon panels serve free of charge and many are Fellows of the Council's Member Academies: the Royal Society of Canada; the Canadian Academy of Engineering; and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. The Council's vision is to be Canada's trusted voice for science in the public interest. For more information visit www.scienceadvice.ca.

SOURCE: Council of Canadian Academies

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For additional information or to schedule an interview contact: 

Cate Meechan
Director, Communications
Council of Canadian Academies
613.567.5000 x 228
cathleen.meechan@scienceadvice.ca