Assessments in Progress

Energy Use and Climate Change: A Synthesis of the Latest Evidence

Magna International Inc., a leading global automotive supplier, has asked the Council of Canadian Academies to provide an evidence-based and authoritative assessment of the latest evidence on energy use and climate change, with a focus on the North American context. [more...]

RISK: Is the message getting through?

The Minister of Health, on behalf of Health Canada, has asked the Council of Canadian Academies to assess the ways in which the effectiveness of health risk communications can be measured and evaluated. [more...]

Wind Turbine Noise and Human Health

The Minister of Health, on behalf of Health Canada, has asked the Council of Canadian Academies to assess the evidence as it pertains to a causal association between wind turbine noise and the development of adverse human health effects. [more...]

STEM Skills for the Future

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada has asked the Council of Canadian Academies to assess how well Canada is prepared to meet future skills requirements in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). [more...]

Timely Access to Health and Social Data for Health Research and Health System Innovation

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has asked the Council of Canadian Academies to assess timely access to health and social data for health research and health system innovation in Canada. [more...]

The Potential for New and Emerging Technologies to Reduce the Environmental Impacts of Oil Sands Development

Natural Resources Canada has asked the Council of Canadian Academies to assess the potential impacts of energy technologies on the oil sands development. [more...]

Memory Institutions and the Digital Revolution

Library and Archives Canada has asked the Council of Canadian Academies to assess how memory institutions, which includes archives, libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions, can embrace the opportunities and challenges of the changing ways in which Canadians are communicating and working in the digital age. [more…]

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Rita R. Colwell, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, and at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and former Director of the National Science Foundation (1998-2004)