Person: Dr Rémi Quirion

New science advice network established for French-speaking nations

The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) has launched a forum for sharing science advice across the francophone world. Rémi Quirion, Chief Scientist of Quebec, and Mona Nemer, Canada’s Chief Science Advisor, will represent Canada on the steering committee.

Q&A: Quebec’s Chief Scientist shares lessons on science advice during a pandemic

Global leaders in science advice and science diplomacy will come together next week in Montreal to discuss how to “Build Back Wiser” after the COVID-19 pandemic. Research Money spoke with Rémi Quirion, Chief Scientist of Quebec, about how the pandemic has shaped science advisory systems globally, and how INGSA2021 could contribute to creating stronger and more dynamic ties between scientists and policymakers.

Q&A with Ontario’s first chief scientist, Dr Molly Shoichet

Last fall, Ontario named its first chief scientist after a nearly year-long search, selecting Dr Molly Shoichet, a biomedical scientist in Univ of Toronto. RE$EARCH MONEY spoke with her last month to learn more about what she and her team will be working on.

Ontario’s new chief scientist to serve advisory role

After a months-long public search, Ontario has announced the appointment of Dr Molly Shoichet as its first chief scientist who will advise the provincial premier on science and innovation policy based on scientific evidence.

Quebec Budget opens provincial coffers with $834M to stimulate research and innovation

The Quebec government has committed $834 million over five years to research and innovation, including unprecedented increases for post-secondary research after recording its second consecutive Budget surplus. The new funding arrives ahead of the province’s latest research and innovation strategy, due next month, as well as a new life sciences strategy expected before the end of April.

Quebec and Massachusetts form research council

Quebec and the State of Massachusetts have formed the Quebec- Massachusetts Collaborative Research Council (QMCRC) to foster cooperation between the two jurisdictions. The council will also help to showcase Quebec’s research expertise from academia and business with potential collaborations in clean energy, electric transportation, biotechnology and the environment. The 12-member QMCRC is the result of…

Dr Edward McCauley

Dr Edward McCauley has been appointed VP research at the Univ of Calgary, effective July 1st, replacing interim VP Dr Jon Meddings. McCauley returns to U of C after a two-year stint as director of the Univ of California Santa Barbara’s National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis. Prior to that, he was a professor…