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 (www.economicclub.ca)
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: www.scienceadvice.ca.
SOURCE: Council of Canadian Academies
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