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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