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Canadian Science Policy Centre | Proposals for Advancing Canadian Open Science Policy

Proposals for Advancing Canadian Open Science Policy

Conference Day: 
November 26

A 90 minute interactive session that focuses on refining participants understanding of the strategic situation of Canada in the open science landscape, defining opportunities, gaps, and outlining options for Canada’s path forward in open science policy. The session will engage conference participants in developing science policy proposals that would feed into development of the federal government next round of commitments on open science that could be featured in the Open Government Action Plan 3.0 to be implemented starting in July of 2016.


S&T Policy Advisor
Environment Canada

Alexandre Bourque-Viens is an S&T policy advisor at Environment Canada (EC) where he has been involved in coordinating the emergence of the federal Open Government Science initiative, and definition of both the federal Open Science commitment... [ READ MORE ]


Federal Open Science plan
Senior Open Science advisor

Richard Akerman is a Senior Open Science Advisor at Environment Canada where he is coordinating the concerted efforts of federal science-based departments and agencies in advancing open science. He was instrumental in developing the first... [ READ MORE ]

Director of the Research Management and Partnership Division (RMPD)
Science Branch of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Paula has worked in the Canadian Health and Agriculture portfolios for more than 15 years within a variety of roles in federal laboratories and national headquarters. Her career began with conducting biotechnology research at Agriculture and... [ READ MORE ]

Science business analyst and Open Science lead analyst
Agricultue and Agri-Food Canada

Martin Islam is an analyst at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada. He is involved in the coordination and implementation of departmental Open Science activities. Martin is also leading a federal project aimed at developing guidance on open access... [ READ MORE ]

Acting Director, Open Government Strategic Planning and Liaison
Treasury Board of Canadian Secretariat

Mark Levene is currently Acting Director, Open Government at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat in the Government of Canada. His team is responsible for drafting and implementing Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government, working nationally... [ READ MORE ]

Senior Evaluation Officer
Canadian Foundation for Innovation

Matthew Wallace is currently a senior evaluation officer at the Canada Foundation for Innovation where his current focus is on developing a new understanding of the social, environmental and economic impacts of research infrastructure investments... [ READ MORE ]