Person: Dr Yves Gingras

Dr Yves Gingras

Time for an independent science council
By Dr Yves Gingras

Anyone who talks about the “knowledge economy” will undoubtedly utter the word innovation. Governments are proud to showcase their “innovation strategies” and ministers are convinced that in our “global world” (another buzz phrase) no society can thrive without innovation.

Yves Gingras

Who can speak for Canadian science?
By Dr Yves Gingras

In May, the Association francophone pour le savoir — formerly the French-Canadian Association for the Advancement of Science (ACFAS) — will hold its 75th annual congress at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR).

Dr Yves Gingras

The “Quebec model” and the end of BioChem

By Dr Yves Gingras

The announcement on July 31, 2003 of the closure of BioChem Pharma sent shock waves through Quebec’s scientific community. Purchased barely two years ago by Shire — the British pharmaceutical giant — BioChem was Quebec’s flagship biomedical research company.

Dr Yves Gingras

Canada Research Chairs : More money but less Autonomy for Canadian Universities
By Dr Yves Gingras

The division of powers between federal and provincial governments, as expressed in the Constitution, leaves education to the provinces.