Tom Wright, Veterinary Biologics Veterinarian, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Charlottetown Publish Date: 31-MAR-2011 10:49 AM Tom Wright has been with the federal government for close to two decades. As veterinarians, biologists and research scientists, he and his CFIA colleagues protect the food safety of Canadians by ensuring that proper testing and monitoring procedures are in place, by providing information to decision makers, and by working with industry to prevent or eradicate disease in the Canadian food supply.
Joan Muise, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Halifax Publish Date: 25-MAR-2011 11:58 AM Joan Muise is a project manager working with a team of dedicated professionals on the Sydney Tar Ponds Project. They are cleaning up the environmental damage left behind when the steel industry closed in that city a decade ago, ensuring the safety of public health as the area is turned into parkland.
Michael Gvildys, Product Safety Program, Health Canada, Toronto Publish Date: 18-MAR-2011 03:04 PM Michael Gvildys has over three decades of experience as a government inspector in the field of consumer product safety. His mandate is to ensure that products imported, sold or advertised in Canada are safe for Canadians.
Dr. Thomas McElroy, Senior Research Scientist, Environment Canada Publish Date: 12-NOV-2010 08:42 AM Dr. Tom McElroy is very active in Canada and internationally on issues related to ozone. He is a co-inventor of the Brewer Ozone Spectrophotometer in use in 41 countries world-wide and is the designer of the 'double Brewer', the most accurate ozone measuring instrument in the Global Ozone Observing System.
Gary Corbett Publish Date: 04-OCT-2010 03:41 PM As President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service, Gary Corbett represents scientists and researchers working for the federal government. Gary began his career as a scientist working for Natural Resouces Canada.
Louise Shaxson Publish Date: 04-OCT-2010 08:55 AM Louise Shaxson is a consultant based in the United Kingdom. She advises governments on evidence-based policy-making.
Dr. Daniel Durand (French) Publish Date: 04-OCT-2010 08:40 AM Daniel Durand's was trained as an astronomer. He works at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics of the National Research Council.
Stephen Lewis Publish Date: 15-SEP-2010 02:17 PM Stephen Lewis is a Professor in Global Health in the Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster University. He is Chair of the board of the Stephen Lewis Foundation(www.stephenlewisfoundation.org), which is dedicated to turning the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa. And he is Co-Director of AIDS-Free World in the United States.
Francesca Grifo Publish Date: 15-SEP-2010 02:16 PM Dr. Francesca Grifo is Senior Scientist and Director of the Scientific Integrity Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Dr. Grifo acts to mobilize scientists and citizens to defend the integrity of government science from political interference.
Peter A. Singer Publish Date: 15-SEP-2010 02:15 PM Professor Peter A. Singer is Professor of Medicine, Sun Life Financial Chair in Bioethics and Director at the McLaughlin - Rotman Centre for Global Health, University Health Network and University of Toronto.
Paul Noon Publish Date: 15-SEP-2010 02:14 PM Paul Noon is General Secretary of Prospect, the 11th biggest union in the UK representing more than 122,000 engineering, managerial and scientific and professional staff in both the public and private sectors.
Andrew Weaver Publish Date: 20-JUL-2010 01:33 PM Andrew Weaver is one of the world's foremost climate scientists. He was a lead author in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -- the group that, with Al Gore, won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He is the author of Keeping Our Cool.
Rees Kassen Publish Date: 20-JUL-2010 01:32 PM Dr Rees Kassen is associate professor and University Research Chair in Experimental Evolution at the University of Ottawa. He is also Chair of the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE), an association of over 25 professional and scientific organizations representing 50,000 members from academia, industry and government.
Adam Holbrook Publish Date: 20-JUL-2010 01:31 PM Adam Holbrook is an adjunct professor and Associate Director of the Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology at Simon Fraser University. Prof. Holbrook was trained as a physicist and electrical engineer and is a registered professional engineer in the provinces of Ontario and BC.
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.