Duncan: New federal science adviser will be key to evidence-based policy

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By Kirsty Duncan to the Ottawa Citizen, May 6, 2016

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of joining Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on stage when he gave his take on quantum computing. It was an unscheduled science lesson that triggered a wave of applause from the young researchers in front of us at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo.  The Internet lit up.

I hope the next nine days will be packed full of spectacular science moments as we begin Science Odyssey, a national celebration of Canada’s contributions to science and technology. Beyond the events and festivities, however, the week affords us the opportunity to examine our nation’s approach to science and research.