Canadian Science Policy Centre - Conference 2010


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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Workshop I: Knowledge Translation and Brokering Show / Hide Details
1:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Workshop II _ III Career Development Workshop _ The Making of a Science Entrepreneur Show / Hide Details

Peter Hackett
Executive Professor, & Special Advisor, Vice-president Research
University of Alberta

Bonnie Schmidt, PhD
President & Founder
Let’s Talk Science
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Keynote Presentation: Issues of Our Time: Rethinking Agriculture for a Hotter, Drier World. Show / Hide Details

Pierre Noreau, Ph.D

Dr. Nina Fedoroff, Ph.D
Willaman Professor of the Life Sciences
Evan Pugh Professor Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
Penn State University
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Networking Reception
Thursday, October 21, 2010
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Registration _ Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 10:15 am
Plenary Session I: Science and Technology as Agents of Economic Recovery Show / Hide Details

Gilles G. Patry, Ph.D
President and CEO
Canada Foundation for Innovation

Chad Gaffield, Ph.D
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Robert Prichard
Science, Technology and Innovation Council

Heather Munroe-Blum, O.C., Q.C., Ph.D
McGill University

Dr. Geneviève Tanguay, Ph.D
Assistant Deputy Minister
Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, Québec Government
10:15 am - 10:30 am
Coffee Break
10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Panel 3: Canada's Role in Science Diplomacy - Applying Science to International Challenges Show / Hide Details

Valérie La Traverse
Deputy Director
S&T Relations
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

Naser Faruqui
Director, Innovation, Policy and Science
International Development Research Centre

Daryl Copeland
Author, Professor, and former Diplomat
University of Toronto

Dr. Nina Fedoroff, Ph.D
Willaman Professor of the Life Sciences
Evan Pugh Professor Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
Penn State University

Panel 4: Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry: Challenges, Opportunities,and Policy Options Show / Hide Details

Christopher J. Paige, Ph.D.
Vice President Research
University Health Network

Michèle Savoie, B.Sc. MBA, MPH, Ph.D
General Manager
Montréal Invivo

Mark Lievonen , BBA, MBA, FCA
Sanofi Pasteur Limited

Marc-André Gagnon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Carleton University

Rahim Rezaei, PhD Candidate
McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health
University of Toronto

Panel 5: Arctic and Northern Science Policy: Canadian Responsibilities Show / Hide Details

Anita Dey Nuttall, Ph.D
Associate Director ( Research Advancement)
Canadian Circumpolar Institute, University of Alberta

David Hik, Ph.D
Professor - University of Alberta
President - International Arctic Science Committee

Louis Fortier, Ph.D
Arctic Net
Université Laval

Stephen Bocking
Professor and Chair
Environmental and Resource Science/Studies Program
Trent University

Peter Harrison, Ph.D
Professor/Director of the School of Policy Studies
Stauffer-Dunning Chair in Policy Studies
Queens' University, School of Policy Studies
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch _ CANARIE Showcase: Platforms for Research Collaboration – Innovation in Action! Show / Hide Details
1:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Special Lunch Presentation by Council of Canadian Academies Show / Hide Details

Margaret McCuaig-Johnston
Executive Vice-President

Paul Davenport, Ph.D
Chair of the Expert Panel on Research Integrity
Council of Canadian Academies
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Special Keynote Address by the Minister of State (Science and Technology) Show / Hide Details

Hon. Gary Goodyear
Minister of State (Science and Technology)
MP Cambridge & North Dumfries
2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Panel 6: Educating Socially Engaged Scientists and Engineers Show / Hide Details

Josée Nadia Drouin
Agence Science-Presse

Hans Hilgenkamp, Ph.D
Professor of Physics
University of Twente and Leiden University, Netherlands
Former (board) member of The Young Academy of the Netherlands. Co-founder of the Global Young Academy

Jonathan Fishbein
Coordinator, Curriculum Enhancement
Engineers Without Borders

Dr. Amir Khadir
National Assembly of Québec

Govind Gopakumar, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, GSU
Concordia University

Panel 7: Canada’s Next Generation Forest Industry: The Role of Bioenergy Show / Hide Details

Dr. Marc Saner, Ph.D
Associate Professor & Director of Institute for Science, Society, and Policy
University of Ottawa

Don G. Roberts
Vice Chairman and Managing Director
CIBC World Markets Inc.

Alison Ouellet
Director of Government Affairs
Canadian Renewable Fuels Association

Celine Bak
Russel Mitchel Group

Catherine Cobden
Vice President, Economics and Regulatory Affairs

Panel 8: The Global Research Infrastructures, Research Collaboratories, Network-Enabled Science Show / Hide Details

Paul Dufour
Paulicy Works

Jim Roche
President & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Martin Taylor, Ph.D
President and CEO
Ocena Networks Canada

Susan Baldwin
Executive Director
Compute/Calcul Canada
3:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Coffee Break, Exhibit Shows
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Keynote Presentation II: Why does ex-astronaut get involved with politics? Show / Hide Details

Yves Joanette, Ph.D.
Président-directeur général
Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec

Honourable Dr. Marc Garneau, Ph.D
Former Astronaut
Federal MP of Westmount Ville-Marie
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Canadian Leaders Networking Reception
Friday, October 22, 2010
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast _ Exhibits
8:30 am - 10:15 am
Plenary Session II: Advancing Science and Fostering Innovation through International Cooperation Show / Hide Details

John R. McDougall
National Research Council Canada

Peter Singer, MD, MPH, FRCPC, FRSC
McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health

Joseph Hubert
VP Research and International Relations

Dr. Ilse Treurnicht, Ph.D
MaRS Discovery District

Howard Bergman, MD
Vice President, Scientific Affairs
Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec
10:15 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Panel 9: Universities as economic powerhouses: industry academic collaborations Show / Hide Details

Graham Bell, Ph.D
McGill University
President of the Academy of Science, Royal Society of Canada

Paul Doherty, MSc, MBA, PhD, PEng
Director of International Entrepeneurship
University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus

Lorne Whitehead, Ph.D
Leader of Education Innovation
Professor and 3M/NSERC Chair
University of British Columbia

Kamiel Gabriel, Ph.D
University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Janet Walden
VP Research Partnerships Programs

Panel 10: Biodiversity: Are existing policies adapting to current challenges? Show / Hide Details

Rees Kassen, Ph.D.
University Research Chair in Experimental Evolution
University of Ottawa

Gunilla Oberg, Ph.D.
Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability
University of British Columbia

Dr. Murray Rudd, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Environment Department
University of York

Andrew Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair in Biodiversity Science
Department of Biology, McGill University

Luc Brouillet, Ph.D
Marie-Victorian Herbarium
Biodiversity Centre Researcher

Panel 11: Federal-Provincial-Municipal Governments: Where is the science policy nexus? Show / Hide Details

J. Adam Holbrook, PEng.
Adjunct Professor and Associate Director
Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology
Simon Fraser University

George Ross
Deputy Minister
Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation
Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services

Dr. Marc Fortin, Ph.D
Assistant Deputy Minister
Ministry of Agriculture

Dr. Geneviève Tanguay, Ph.D
Assistant Deputy Minister
Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, Québec Government
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Networking Lunch _ Exhibition
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Panel 12: Science policy in a diverse society - Canadian challenges, Canadian solutions Show / Hide Details

Ursula Gobel
Director of Communications
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Yves Gingras, Ph.D.
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Denise Amyot
President and CEO
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation

Raymond Lauzier
Chair, Science Advisory Committee
Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)

Panel 13: Encouraging investment in Science and Innovation Show / Hide Details

Jeremy Grushcow, Ph.D., J.D.
Business Law Ogilvy Renault LLP

Jean-Louis Legault

Jean-Francois Giroux
Directeur, Capital de Risque, Groupe EEEM
Groupe EEEM
Business Development Bank of Canada

Chummer Farina, Ph.D.
Vice President
Canadian Space Agency

Susan Gorges
SpringBoard West Innovations Inc.

Trina Foster, Ph.D.
Business Development, Science-Metrix
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Coffee Break
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Closing Remarks