Canadian science policy centre (CSPC)

Through a 5-year support for the Canadian Science Policy Centre (CSPC), the Chief Scientist and the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) will further enhance Québec’s participation in advancing Canadian science policy. The involvement of the FRQ in the CSPC annual forum, addressing more than 700 Canada’s key science, technology, and innovation policy professionals, will significantly strengthen the links between all regions of Canada and particularly in bringing together stakeholders from Anglophone and Francophone communities on emerging science policy issues. Each year, the FRQ will offer 3 to 5 panels.

Resource-person: Julie Dirwimmer, conseillère principale – relations science & société


CSPC annual forum 2019

The Role of the Next Generation in Science Diplomacy
Thursday, November 14th, 1.30 PM
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  • Moderator – Jean-Christophe Bélisle-Pipon, Vice-president of the Comité intersectoriel étudiant, FRQ
  • Patricia Gruver-Barr, Research & Innovation Attaché, Québec Government Office in Boston
  • Jean-Christian Lemay, Scientist in residence, Québec Government Office in London
  • Gabrielle Simard, Scientist in Residence, Québec Government Office in Munich
  • Rémi Quirion, Chief Scientist of Québec

Scientists in the public space: when discussion turns into a media storm
Friday, November 15th, 10.30 AM
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  • Moderator – Mehrdad Hariri, President and CEO, Canadian Science Policy Centre
  • Katie Gibbs, Co-founder and Executive Director, Evidence for Democracy
  • Eve Beaudin, Journalist at Détecteur de rumeurs, Agence Science-Presse
  • Olivier Bernard, Health Columnist, The Pharmafist
  • Rémi Quirion, Chief Scientist of Quebec

Municipalities: terrain for innovation
Friday, November 15th, 2.30 PM
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  • Moderator – Brooke Struck, Research Director, The Decision Lab
  • Julie-Maude Normandin, Co-director, research and communication, Cité-ID Living-lab
  • Nancy Déziel, CEO, CNETE; City Councillor for District de la rivière, City of Shawinigan
  • Rémi Quirion, Chief Scientist of Quebec


CSPC annual forum 2018

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