Paul Dufour is Principal of PaulicyWorks, a science and technology policy consulting firm based in Gatineau, Québec. He is a Fellow and Adjunct Professor with the Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa. In addition, he is a Board member of the Science and Policy Exchange based in Montréal and is Investment Committee Member of Grand Challenges Canada.
Mr Dufour served as interim executive director of the Office of the National Science Adviser to the Government of Canada. With over 30 years experience in policy advice, he was with the International Development Research Centre as well as Ministerial Assistant to Canada’s Secretary of State for Science, Research and Development; senior analyst with Industry Canada; and international S&T relations’ adviser with the Secretariat to the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Science and Technology. Mr Dufour was also research advisor for the Science Council of Canada.