U15 welcomes announcement of search for Chief Science Advisor

Ottawa, ON (Dec 5, 2016) – The U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities warmly welcomes Minister Kirsty Duncan’s announcement today of the search process for a Chief Science Advisor. 

“Today’s announcement is a welcome development that will further increase the ability of science and research to improve the lives of Canadians,” says Guy Breton, Chair of The U15 and Rector of the University of Montreal.  “The Chief Science Advisor will ensure science resides at the centre of government decision-making.”

The U15 is looking forward to collaborating with the successful candidate, Breton says.

“We hope many of our innovative scientists will consider putting their names forward to fill this important position.”

For further information, please contact:

Dylan Hanley

Director, Public Affairs, U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities

(613) 695-6755

Dylan.hanley@u15.ca  

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