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December 19, 2012

The Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Arthur Carty, O.C. as Chair of the Expert Panel on the State of Science Culture in Canada. In 2011 the Minister of State (Science and Technology) on behalf of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation (CSTMC), Natural Resources Canada, and Industry Canada requested the Council conduct an in-depth, evidence-based assessment on the state of Canada’s science culture.

As Chair of the Council’s Expert Panel, Dr. Carty will work with a multidisciplinary group of experts, to be appointed by the Council, to address the following question: What is the state of Canada's science culture?

Dr. Carty is currently the Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Carty also serves as Special Advisor to the President on international science and technology collaboration, and as Research Professor in the Department of Chemistry. Prior to this, Dr. Carty served as Canada’s first National Science Advisor to the Prime Minister and to the Government of Canada from 2004-2007 and as President of the National Research Council Canada from 1994-2004. Read Dr. Carty’s full bio.

The Council, under the guidance of its Scientific Advisory Committee, is now assembling an expert panel to complete its assessment on the state of Canada’s science culture. The panel will consist of experts from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds to ensure the most authoritative, credible, and independent response to the question.

For continued updates on the status of the assessment, visit the State of Canada’s Science Culture page.

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