Bringing the bio-revolution to Canada: Towards a pan-Canadian Genomics Strategy (CSPC2021, Pre-conference sessions)

The major takeaways here were our need for our own big database of genomic data that can be used by government, research, industry, etc. The panelists referred to the UK BioBank many times as the best (and only?) example of this, and it’s the consensus that Canada could be the second, if we manage to get our ducks in a row. Continue reading Bringing the bio-revolution to Canada: Towards a pan-Canadian Genomics Strategy (CSPC2021, Pre-conference sessions)

Marshalling Science, Technology and Innovation to Solve Global Problems: International Perspectives (CSPC2021, Pre-conference sessions)

My main takeaway from this session was that “we all want collaborations”. There were some interesting questions from the moderator and audience that I’ll highlight, and then get into some odds and ends from the session. Continue reading Marshalling Science, Technology and Innovation to Solve Global Problems: International Perspectives (CSPC2021, Pre-conference sessions)

Developing holistic food policy in Canada (CSPC2021, Pre-conference sessions)

At the heart of the climate section is investing in green technology in order get ahead of the global market, to stimulate middle-class job growth, and eventually reach a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To do this we’re looking at a $17.6 B investment in 2021 toward “green recovery and green jobs”. Continue reading Developing holistic food policy in Canada (CSPC2021, Pre-conference sessions)

Canadian Federal Budget 2021: “Climate Change is Real”

At the heart of the climate section is investing in green technology in order get ahead of the global market, to stimulate middle-class job growth, and eventually reach a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To do this we’re looking at a $17.6 B investment in 2021 toward “green recovery and green jobs”. Continue reading Canadian Federal Budget 2021: “Climate Change is Real”