Around the world, governments are committing to the idea of open government: being transparent and accountable to citizens. (Please see my previous article for...Read More Progress on open government is not guaranteed
Science policy is divided into two central domains: science for policy, which pertains to the policy infrastructure and uses of scientific knowledge in government...Read More A new “Indian register” for Indigenous DNA?
In their recent Policy Options article Christopher Sands and Sean Kelly rightly point out that there are many opportunities coming up for Canadians to...Read More Let’s base our space priorities on our national needs
Canadians have never been more prominent in space. Former astronaut Chris Hadfield has become a YouTube sensation for his video and Internet chats with...Read More Canada’s space policy and the US’s gravitational pull
A great deal of hope for a secure economic and democratic future for Canada appears to hinge on “innovation.” The federal government describes innovation...Read More Look twice at the digital agricultural revolution
There is a direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing company that gives parents the opportunity to uncover their kids’ “hidden” talents. You can (allegedly) find out...Read More The direct-to-consumer genetic testing fog
Column by Timothy Caulfield