Sarah Boon (Twitter, blog) has organized a series of posts on science policy in Canada over the next month or so to be published in the iPolitics online magazine. The first four are out with another eight (two approximately every Monday) between now and November 18th. Which is just in time for the upcoming Canadian Science Policy Conference in Toronto starting November 20th.

The articles are available open access. I’ll list the first bunch here, including my own contribution comparing what’s going on at Library and Archives Canada with similar assaults on science. I will update this post as more are published.

  1. 2013.10.14. Let Canadian science off the leash by Paul Dufour
  2. 2013.10.15. The war on knowledge: notes from the front by John Dupuis
  3. 2013.10.20. Why don’t cabinet ministers know anything about science? by Stephanne Taylor
  4. 2013.10.21. Blinded to science: The plight of basic research in Canada by Josh D. Neufeld
  5. 2013.10.27. The friction between politics and pure science by Jonathan Turner
  6. 2013.10.28. An ‘abundance’ of bears: Aglukkaq cold-shoulders the science by Sarah Boon
  7. 2013.11.03. The ABCs of the ELA debacle by Diane Orihel and Maude Barlow
  8. 2013.11.04. Biting through the muzzle on science by Kennedy Stewart
  9. 2013.11.10. Teaching scientists to talk to — not past — the public by Lisa Willemse
  10. 2013.11.12. The Open Data effect: a tool to keep governments honest by Dak T. de Kerckhove and J. Adam Phipps
  11. 2013.11.17. Where are all the MPs with PhDs? by Katie Gibbs
  12. 2013.11.18. Why Canada needs a science watchdog by Scott Findlay and Paul Dufour

Huge thanks to Sarah for organizing this. It’s a great service to science in Canada to get this range of idea and opinion out there. Watch this space for further installments.


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