Un-Muzzled: What government scientists have to say... Publish Date: 09-MAY-2014 08:48 AM In June 2013, Environics Research conducted a survey of federal scientists to better understand how cuts to science and communication policies have impacted public science capacity as well as public health, safety and the environment. The following is a representative selection from over 1,000 comments anonymously posted by federal government scientists as part of the survey.
Hidden cost of cuts to Environment Canada Publish Date: 29-AUG-2011 03:21 PM Thomas J. Duck is an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science at Dalhousie University in Halifax.
Peter Krahn: Canada’s Environmental Defender Publish Date: 13-AUG-2010 08:21 AM In a world of diminishing natural resources, melting ice caps, and industrial pollution, Peter Krahn serves as the “Horatio Caine” of Environment Canada—a sort of CSI who leads investigations with a team of scientists, engineers and prosecutors at his disposal.
2010 Gold Medal Publish Date: 19-JUL-2010 08:19 AM On June 11, 2010, in Victoria, British Columbia, President Gary Corbett presented the Institute's 2010 Gold Medal to Dr. Richard Bennett in recognition of his leadership in influencing public policy and his global vision on the importance of air quality to human health.
Environmental Scientists: A Dying Breed? Publish Date: 19-JUL-2010 08:16 AM How is climate change affecting our forests? Is acid rain changing the pH level in the forest soil and if so, by how much? Is using salt on our roads in the winter affecting the plant life along our highways?
CFIA Consultations and Canadian Food Safety (PDF)
Publish Date: 19-DEC-2014 02:44 AM
As part of the 2014 CFIA Consultations, the Professional Institute of The Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) has submitted a detailed analysis of each of the following proposals:
Scientists Rally in Support of Federal Research
Publish Date: 27-NOV-2014 11:16 AM
On the morning of October 22, researchers and science staff from Natural Resources Canada, Agriculture & Agri-food Canada and the Department of National Defence demonstrated in Québec city at the entrance of Université Laval in support of research in the federal government.
The Canada First Research Excellence Fund seems to be the Harper government’s response to fierce criticism about its science policies. It was announced with much fanfare last week (although it had appeared in the spring budget) by Prime Minister Stephen Harper as an unprecedented investment to strengthen Canada’s position in the world of science. But it came on the heels of an uproar in the scientific community over the imminent shuttering of a world-class science facility at the University of Ottawa, highlighting precisely what many critics believe is wrong with the Conservatives’ approach to science.
Irrités par les interventions du gouvernement Harper, les scientifiques fédéraux ont concocté un répulsif inusité: des clauses à insérer dans leur convention collective. Reste à voir si le remède sera homologué.