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

OTTAWA, Sept. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The state of science and technology, where does Canada stand? will be the focus of a newsmaker breakfast on Thursday, September 27th. Understanding Canadian research strengths, international opinions, and exploring provincial areas of specialization will all be addressed by Dr. Eliot A. Phillipson, Chair of the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on the State of Science and Technology.

What: The official release of the Council's expert panel report - The State of Science and Technology in Canada, 2012. This document is an authoritative, evidence-based assessment that provides an in-depth analysis of the scientific disciplines and technological applications where Canada excels in a global context.

When: Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 7:45 a.m.

Where: The Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON

Media welcome, for more information visit the Economic Club of Canada (

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.

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:

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