Canadian Science Policy Centre

September 27, 2010 10:00 ET

Announcing Keynote Speakers: Canadian Science Policy Conference, October 20-22, 2010, Montreal, Quebec

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 27, 2010) - The second annual Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC), will be at the Hyatt Montréal, October 20-22, 2010. Many of Canada's science policy leaders will be speaking and in attendance, with keynote speakers as follows:

Dr. Nina V. Fedoroff, Science and Technology Advisor to the US Secretary of State and President-Elect of AAAS is a distinguished geneticist and molecular biologist. Dr. Fedoroff is currently the Willaman Professor of Life Sciences and Evan Pugh Professor of Biology at the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Pennsylvania State University. She has been named the New York Academy of Sciences' Outstanding Contemporary Woman Scientist, and in 2006 was awarded the highest award for lifetime achievement in scientific research in the United States: The National Medal of Science.

Dr. Marc Garneau, Former Astronaut and first Canadian in space, turned Federal MP of Westmount Ville-Marie. Dr. Garneau is currently the Liberal Critic for Industry, Science and Technology and chair of the Quebec Liberal Caucus and the Multiparty Aerospace Caucus. In his first career, Dr. Garneau was a Combat Systems engineer in the Canadian Navy. He was then selected as an astronaut and, in 1984, became the first Canadian in space. Dr. Garneau resigned as President of the Canadian Space Agency in 2006 to run under the Liberal banner.

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CSPC 2010

CSPC 2010, like last year's conference, will be a milestone in Canadian science policy. By bringing together more than 500 high-profile scientists, executives, government officials, academics and industry leaders for an exchange of ideas, CSPC will provide a unique opportunity for networking amongst Canada's diverse science policy stakeholders. With 13 different panels and 3 workshops, branded under five themes, plus two evening receptions, this conference will be large enough for a limited number of students to participate, giving them a unique opportunity to learn about science policy-making in Canada from Canada's science policy leaders. For more information on registration and agenda details, please visit:

*Early Bird Registration deadline: October 10th, 2010

**CSPC 2010 welcomes all media coverage, please contact for details.

Contact Information

  • Verney Conference Management
    9 Bullman St
    Ottawa, ON, Canada K1Y 2S2
    613.722.7725 (FAX)