The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) — responsible for safeguarding the health of people, animals, and plants in our country — recognizes that scientists do a much better job of identifying and dealing with biological threats if they work together.
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Ottawa, ON — Mitacs, a national not-for-profit research and training organization, announces this year’s recipients of the Canadian Science Policy Fellowship. The initiative fosters relationships between government decision makers and academic researchers to help support policy challenges facing Canada.
The Canadian Science Policy Fellowship sees accomplished PhD holders receive hands-on policy training while contributing their unique scientific expertise to government policymaking in 17 Ottawa and Victoria host offices starting this fall.
Food safety is a major concern and current approaches may take weeks to detect harmful bacteria that has contaminated food. This project involves the development of a rapid detection test kit to allow food processors to see if food has been contaminated by potentially harmful bacteria before the food is sent to market. The interns’ main objectives are to develop these rapid test kits working with our industrial partner. The kit will benefit food processors by finding contamination before food is shipped from their plants while the consumer benefit by having safer food.
Ottawa, ON — Mitacs, a national, not-for-profit research and training organization, welcomes the appointment of Dr. Mona Nemer as Canada’s Chief Science Advisor.
As the country’s new top scientist, Dr. Nemer will provide impartial scientific advice to the Government of Canada. She will help ensure that government science is accessible and the communication of science is transparent.
The project involves the identification of a Canadian community to be compared with Barcelona (Spain), Bristol (UK) and other two international communities, all experienced cities on sustainability with more than 100 partners including businesses, NGOs, academia and the public sector. The Canadian community must comply with certain criteria to make findings comparable with the international communities.
The purpose of this project is to develop novel technology for Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), a technique for imaging the back of the eye. We propose to continue development of novel computer algorithms for visualizing and quantifying blood flow in the eye using OCT. The partner has expertise in the ocular vasculature, and has specialized test equipment for evaluating the performance of the OCT image processing algorithms.
What do scientists, policy analysts, professors, and public servants have in common?
No, the answer isn’t a lack of a social life or an increased likelihood of being a Wikipedia editor — it’s a common interest in the effective communication of ideas and knowledge across diverse sectors and stakeholders. But what does that actually mean?