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Canadian Science Policy Centre | Plenary Session- The Outlook for Canada’s S&T/Innovation Ecosystem: Risks and Opportunities

Plenary Session- The Outlook for Canada’s S&T/Innovation Ecosystem: Risks and Opportunities

Conference Day: 
November 27

This plenary session will begin with a presentation by David Watters of Global Advantage and CSPC Board member, on the key roles played by each major stakeholder group (Federal Government, Provincial Governments, Higher Education, Not-for-Profits, Private Sector, Foreign Sector) in Canada’s S&T/Innovation Ecosystem, including the patterns of their activities and performance.

Three questions will be discussed:

1. Why is Canada’s S&T/Innovation system generally performing so poorly?

2. What are the key “risks” of a further deterioration in performance?

3. What are the key “opportunities” to improve performance and how might this be accomplished?


JE Halliwell Associates Inc,

Janet Halliwell is the Principal of JE Halliwell Associates Inc, a company providing value-added services in policy and management consultancy relating to post-secondary education and science and technology, particularly publicly-funded R&D... [ READ MORE ]


Chair / CEO
Science, Technology, and Innovation Council (STIC) / Knox-Vannest Inc.

In addition to being Chair of the Science, Technology, and Innovation Council (STIC), Kenneth Knox is the CEO of Knox-Vannest Inc., providing strategic advice and advisory services to non-profit and public sector organizations managing complex... [ READ MORE ]

Deputy Minister
Industry Canada

John Knubley has been Deputy Minister of Industry since September 2012. In his role, he promotes strong regulatory and market place frameworks for Canada; supports innovation in the economy to address competitiveness and productivity challenges;... [ READ MORE ]

Carleton University

Dr. Roseann O’Reilly Runte is President of Carleton University and has led four other universities in the U.S. and Canada over the last three decades. Author of a number of scholarly works in the areas of literature, culture and economic... [ READ MORE ]

President and CEO
Global Advantage Consulting Group Inc. (Ottawa)

David Watters worked for 30 years in the Canadian Public Service in a variety of Economic Ministries, including a dozen years as an Assistant Deputy Minister in Industry Canada, Treasury Board Canada and Finance Canada, where he was responsible... [ READ MORE ]

Alpha Healthcare

Gerard Kennedy is currently the CEO of Alpha Healthcare, a unique private organization dedicated to improving Canadian public health care Its growing innovative operations... [ READ MORE ]