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Wednesday, November 7 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Plenary Session - How can better federal-provincial collaboration strengthen Canada’s Research ecosystem?

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Panel Organizer: Friends of Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Keynote:  Dr. David Naylor (2018 Friesen Prizewinner) – “Inter-Jurisdictional Synergy in the Canadian Research Realm: Time for Action”

The 2017 report of the Fundamental Science Review primarily addressed the funding, organization, and oversight of federal support for extramural research.  However, a number of observations were made about the interplay of federal and provincial/territorial support for research, innovation, and talent development:  
  • Very limited Federal Provincial Territorial (FPT) interaction and shared strategizing among senior officials on the science and innovation files 
  • Obvious imbalance of financial support for research across Ottawa, the provinces, and institutions
  • Specific friction points: e.g. sharing of F&A (indirect) costs,  federal programs requiring for PT match funding without collaborative adjudication 
  • Weak alignment on shared challenges such as research infrastructure/infostructure 
  • Absence of a shared vision and national action plan for developing research-intensive talent

The panel will discuss FPT collaboration in research, and consider how improvements could be effected not only by governments, but also by institutions, non-government funders, advocacy groups, and industry partners.  

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Dr. Gilles Patry

Executive Director, U15
On October 1, 2017, Dr. Gilles G. Patry was appointed Executive Director of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities.  Following a long and distinguished career as a consultant, a researcher, and a university administrator, Dr. Patry brings to the U15 a wealth of experience... Read More →
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André Picard

Health Columnist, Globe and Mail
André Picard is a health reporter and columnist at The Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff writer since 1987. He is also the author of five bestselling books.André has received much acclaim for his writing. He is an eight-time nominee for the National Newspaper Awards, Canada's... Read More →

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Krista Connell

Chief Executive Officer, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation
Krista is responsible for providing the leadership and professional guidance necessary for the NSHRF to attain its mandate of improving the health of Nova Scotians through health research.Krista works collaboratively with the NSHRF Board of Directors and its many stakeholders to support... Read More →
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Dr. Janet Rossant, PHD FRS FRSC

President and Scientific Director, Gairdner Foundation
Dr. Janet Rossant, SickKids Chief of Research and a world-renowned expert in developmental biology, is the definition of a trailblazer. Widely known for her studies of the genes that control embryonic development in the mouse, Rossant has pioneered techniques for following cell fate... Read More →
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Marc LePage

President and CEO, Genome Canada
Marc LePage is President and CEO of Genome Canada.  Before assuming this role in January 2016, he served as President and CEO of Génome Québec since December 2011, where he led a major increase in research activity and enhanced focus on the development of genomic applications within... Read More →
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Dr. David Naylor

2018 Friesen Prizewinner; Professor of Medicine and President Emeritus at the University of Toronto
David Naylor is a Professor of Medicine and President Emeritus at the University of Toronto. He earned his MD at the University of Toronto (1978) and DPhil as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford (1983), before undertaking specialty training in internal medicine at Western... Read More →
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Dr. Mona Nemer

Chief Science Advisor, Government of Canada
Dr. Mona Nemer is the Chief Science Advisor to Canada’s Prime Minister and Minister of Science. Her mandate is to provide advice on issues related to science and government policies that support it. This includes advising on ways to ensure that science is considered in policy decisions... Read More →
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Dr. Michael J. Strong

President, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Dr. Michael J. Strong is Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Distinguished University Professor at Western University. He also holds the Arthur J. Hudson Chair in ALS Research. He undertook his undergraduate training in biochemistry and medicine at Queens University... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am EST
Delta Ottawa, International Ballroom