The Royal Society of Canada Issues a Position Paper on Strengthening Government by Strengthening Scientific Advice

OTTAWA, May 29 / Marketwired / The Royal Society of Canada has published the second in a series of position papers intended to serve as constructive additions to policy conversations about research and scholarship in Canada. The paper is entitled Strengthening Government by Strengthening Scientific Advice: Fully realizing the value of science to Canadian society. “The Strengthening Government paper is the second in a series,” noted RSC President Graham Bell, “and is meant to support elected officials in their deliberations on vital issues for the future of Canada.”

The Position Paper is available here, and includes the sections: Why is scientific advice essential? How would a chief scientific advisor strengthen government? and How the academies can help.   

Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) comprises the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada. Its mission is to recognize scholarly, research and artistic excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada and with other national academies around the world.