E4D.ca's Panel Discussion on the State of Public Science in Canada

If you get a chance, try to make it out to one of these things. Or, even better, maybe try to organize one wherever you live. I'm sure there are lots of people who would be interested in helping.

When asked about the role our government should play in the cultivation of public science, the Panel’s comments suggested that a “business” approach to government has impeded its healthy development in Canada. Dr. Rice stated, “Our governments, and not just this current one, manages government like you would manage a business, but that’s not how you manage science… This management is undertaken at the cost of quality of the science being done.”