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Read the CSMB’s submission to the House of Commons Standing committee on Finances pre-budget consultations:
On Friday, June 25, the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences, in partnership with the Canadian Association for Neuroscience welcomed former Minister of Science and current Member of Parliament, Dr. Kirsty Duncan to an event on Science and Government 101. During the session, Dr. Duncan stressed the need for scientists and researchers to get involved, with a unified voice, in advocating to government on how scientific evidence matters. As said best by Dr. Duncan, “We can’t continue on two separate tracks… where science doesn’t know politics, and politics doesn’t know science”. Heeding her advice, the CSMB is planning for future engagement with government officials, especially in light of a potential Fall 2021 election.
Further details will follow once the timing of the election is clear, but we will be supporting Members with their election engagement through the preparation and sharing of template tweets and social media advice, one-page documents with election priorities, and support for Members looking to reach out to their local candidates.
In the meantime, if you were looking to engage with your local Member of Parliament over the summer and would like some support, please reach out to Kristina Proulx from Temple Scott Associates at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will try her best to coordinate a meeting on your behalf.
Thank you @CSMB_SCBM and @CAN_ACN for an excellent afternoon of science and politics. I look forward to hearing you share your science stories, and how science changes the lives of Canadians every day. Your expertise and voice will help build a better Canada and future. pic.twitter.com/Bf86sJxYPt
— Kirsty Duncan (@KirstyDuncanMP) June 25, 2021
Press release by Research Canada
OTTAWA, June 9, 2021 – Research Canada is pleased to announce the 2021 Individual and Organization Leadership in Advocacy Awardees: Dr. Aubie Angel, the founding and current President of Friends of CIHR (FCIHR), a professor at the University of Manitoba and President and Board Chair of the Diabetes Research and Treatment Centre, and the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences, a professional association of active researchers and students in the fields of biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology and genetics.
The Research Canada Leadership in Advocacy Award recognizes outstanding champions of health research and health innovation. Recognition of Canadian health research—the kind that attracts the necessary public and political support—often comes from the dedicated and tireless efforts of health research advocates who educate policymakers, the media and the public about the social and economic benefits of health research and its promise of future cures and, importantly, a better quality of life for all Canadians. This year’s winners exemplify this. + + +