Current research and/or projects
Analyze EC science and its relevance for policy and programs; Communicate science information to a multi-sectoral user audience
- Strengthen linkages between science and policy communities through a range of initiatives, including S&T into Action and the Strengthening Science-Policy Study Series
- Synthesize and communicate EC science and technology and its relevance for program management and decision making
- Investigate approaches for science users to inform the research agenda
- Develop evaluative metrics to assess the receptivity and utility of science information by the user community, and the ability of science users to advise the research agenda
- Facilitate the development of a dedicated Knowledge Translation and Knowledge Brokering Community of Practice to provide a forum for discussion and action
Professional activities / interests
Effective science writing for a targeted audience; Improved science tools and products to inform decision making
Canadian Arctic science and Arctic governance; Climate change science and adaptive measures
Education and awards
Master of Science, University of GuelphHonours Bachelor of Arts, University of Guelph
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