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Wednesday, November 7 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
(90 min) International Science and Canada - Addressing Global Agenda 2030 Together / Science internationale et le Canada - répondre ensemble au programme mondial 2030

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Organized by: Gordon McBean 

The Global Agenda 2030 covers a wide range of international scientific policy and societal issues pertinent to global economic development. This complex and intersectional Agenda encompasses the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Across these coalitions and programs, there is a great need for scientific work to be effectively coordinated internationally as well as within each country. Presently, international scientific research and development are coordinated through global programs such as the World Climate Research Programme, Global Framework for Climate Services, Future Earth, World Data System, and global observational programs. In parallel, within Canada, our world-class research communities are effectively coordinated through the Networks of Centres of Excellence, CIFAR, government laboratories, and other Canadian research organizations.

This session will present and discuss international and national scientific programs, with a focus on how the scientific community can work together effectively to address critical policy issues and coordinate interdisciplinary research within Canada and internationally. One of the highlights of our session is elucidating Canada's role in the new International Science Council – a merger of the International Council for Science and the International Social Sciences Council – whose vision is to advance all sciences as a global public good.

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Gordon McBean

Professor, Western University; President, International Council for Science
Professor Gordon McBean has been President of the International Council for Science since 2014 and his term ended on July 4, 2018, with the formal merger with the International Social Sciences Council to create the International Science Council – all sciences for the global good... Read More →

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Alan Bernstein

President & CEO, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
Dr. Alan Bernstein became CIFAR’s President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2012. From 2000 to 2007, he served as the inaugural president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada’s federal agency for the support of health research. In that capacity, he led... Read More →
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David Grimes

Assistant Deputy Minister, Meteorological Services Canada; President of World Meteorological Organization
David Grimes has been Assistant Deputy Minister and head of Environment Canada's Meteorological Service of Canada since July 2006. He has been Canada's Permanent Representative with World Meteorological Organization since December 2006.David was re-elected President of the WMO by... Read More →
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Ted Hewitt

President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Dr. W. E. (Ted) Hewitt is President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Between 2012 and 2015, he was Executive Vice-President at the Council. Since 1989, he has been Professor of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario, in London Canada, and in... Read More →
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Amy Luers

Executive Director, Future Earth
Amy Luers is Executive Director of Future Earth. Previously, she was the Director of Climate at the Skoll Global Threats Fund (SGTF) and Assistant Director for Climate Resilience and Information at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Previously, she was... Read More →
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Maria Uhle, PhD

Program Director for International Activities; Directorate for Geosciences, National Science Foundation
Dr. Maria Uhle currently serves as the Program Director for International Activities in the Directorate for Geosciences at the National Science Foundation, where she develops mechanisms and agreements to foster international research collaboration through the Belmont Forum, the Inter-American... Read More →
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Wendy Watson-Wright

Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Frontier Institute
Dr. Wendy Watson-Wright is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI).  Headquartered at Dalhousie University and in partnership with Memorial University and the University of Prince Edward Island, the OFI is an interdisciplinary transnational research institute... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Delta Ottawa, International Ballroom