President Kristin Baetz speaks at the March for Science on Parliament Hill on April 22, 2017
March for Science in Ottawa organized by the Evidence for Democracy and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada was a great success. Over 700 people attended the rally and it received significant news coverage. The overreaching message from all the speakers was how critical Science and Evidence based decision making is to Canada.
Kristin Baetz ’speech (PDF)
CSMB Welcome Kit (PDF)
The Welcome Kit was presented to all members of parliament to introduce them to health research and health innovation communities. The Kit included the CSMB Open Letter to Members of Parliament and the above Flyer. At the event hosted in the East Block of Parliament Hill CSMB President Kristin Baetz and Trainee Member Dr Michael Kennedy discussed the importance of fundamental research to Canada and presented the CSMB petition for increased funding for CIHR and NSERC to the parliamentarians that were in attendance.