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#scipol advisor @NSERC_CRSNG / #cspf @MitacsCanada | PhD #cdnsci #cancerresearch @mcgillgcrc πŸ‘¨β€πŸ”¬ | ex-Prez, BoD @DSP_SPE + BoD @_Acfas | tweets mine
Nov 18, 2020 β€’ 22 tweets β€’ 12 min read
Join me @NSERC_CRSNG & our fantastic panelists this morning at 8:30AM at #CSPC2020, to discuss how the concept of research excellence is changing, around the world!

@AnnaHscientist moderates the panel featuring @StephenPinfield Erika Kraemer-Mbula @LinZhang1117 @LeonievanDrooge Image . @AnnaHscientist launched the #CSPC2020 panel with a description of the mission of the @DORA (sfdora.org), and shared a recently published resource on rethinking research assessment, on unintended and cognitive biases in research assessment: sfdora.org/wp-content/upl…
Nov 13, 2019 β€’ 216 tweets β€’ 125 min read
My #CSPC2019 live tweeting #THREAD starts here!

I'll reply to this tweet w/ each panel I attend, creating a thread under each w/ live notes

My schedule: πŸ”—cspc2019.sched.com/shawnmcguirk

And, ICYMI, see the new CSPC magazine for my op-ed about @DSP_SPE & #CapacityBuilding in #scipol! I wasn't intending on tweeting the symposium, but 2 really good points on skills:

πŸ”Ή For communications, the ability to be brief (tweet length summaries!) is key

πŸ”Ή Universities should promote organic mentorship by leveraging alumni office, get alums to meet students over β˜•!
May 7, 2019 β€’ 15 tweets β€’ 7 min read
I'm attending the #DataForGood panel organized by @SFU, moderated by @drjoyjohnson w/ Sheryl Groeneweg @ISED_CA, Richard Evans @StatCan_eng, and Bohdan Noysk @SFU

#AI #partnership #bigdata #cdnsci #scipol #cdnpoli RE - risk assessment for data security is a daunting task ➑️ so it's important to be able to communicate what is known, what can be done. Govt needs to be forthcoming to build great relationships, to build trust.

BN - the best partnerships are built on strong relationships.
May 6, 2019 β€’ 9 tweets β€’ 5 min read
Last workshop of the day, on performance indicators and their relative usefulness, presented by the new prez @CAUT_ACPPU ⬇️ #scipol #science #metrics There are problems with citation counts!
πŸ”Ή Double entries and self citations blur the results
πŸ”Ή Everyone cites outrageous articles, and not because they're good
πŸ”Ή Citations aren't a good metric for all disciplines
πŸ”Ή#ECR get less citations
May 6, 2019 β€’ 13 tweets β€’ 6 min read
Now attending the breakout panel on training the next generation ➑️ how to best equip students and trainees to succeed outside academia?

@Innovation_CBoC data presented to frame the discussion ⬇️

PhD graduates are represented across diverse fields in and beyond academe Questions

1. Are we training students and trainees effectively?

2. How can we improve this?

3. Who do we need to educate?
May 6, 2019 β€’ 55 tweets β€’ 38 min read
At the Canadian Consortium for Research meeting today w/ @MitacsCanada #CSPF and @NSERC_CRSNG colleagues, where @VB_Lisa opens by discussing #SupportTheReport efforts, asking how can we foster next steps for fundamental research and the #NextGenCanSci in Canada?

#scipol #thread James Compton, prev prez @CAUT_ACPPU shows that there was a massive increase in student population, but this has slowed over the last 3 years. It would have slowed more, were it not for international students. Yet, #PSE funding from fed has been flat, has decreased at prov level
Apr 17, 2019 β€’ 18 tweets β€’ 16 min read
#RM_Ott19 last panel @research_money on whole-of-govt initiatives to support #innovation. Moderated by @ChristineTrautt @CollegeCan, w/ Rob Wright ADM of @PSPC_SPAC, Wayne Moore @DFO_MPO, @NancyHamzawi ADM @environmentca, Andrea Johnston @ISED_CA, Gilles Saindon @AAFC_Canada #RM_Ott19 RW says @PSPC_SPAC is looking beyond the usual vertical approach of governments, taking a more partnership view to drive success. WM @DFO_Science adds that bar has been set high for collab across departments, to get other ministers' / ADM's input and advice
Apr 17, 2019 β€’ 28 tweets β€’ 28 min read
#RM_Ott19 second of 3 panels today @research_money, on industry perspectives on #superclusters. Moderated by Martha Crago @McGill_VPRI @mcgillu, w/ Moya Cahill @PanGeoSubsea, David Dzisiak @corteva @canolacouncil, @slapierreceo @tealbook, and Warren Wall @dwavesys #RM_Ott19 @dwavesys is an early partner of @DTSupercluster and wants to better penetrate the πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ market (they have had more success internationally). @tealbook is collaborating w/ @ccab_national and pitching to @AISupplyChain
Apr 17, 2019 β€’ 20 tweets β€’ 16 min read
#RM_Ott19 @research_money @mgfortin_rd @NSERC_CRSNG leads #superclusters panel w/ Bill Gruel @proteinindcan, @julienbillot @AISupplyChain, @kendmacdonald @CanadaOSC, @JaysonMyers_ manufacturing supercluster, Sue Paish @DTSupercluster #RM_Ott19 @mgfortin_rd - #superclusters represent 50K jobs, in 5 clusters receiving a total 1B$ from the government. Today we'll here some of their plans, but it's important to remember that we all have a stake in this.
Apr 16, 2019 β€’ 22 tweets β€’ 19 min read
Stellar panel at @research_money #RM_Ott19 to cap off the evening, chaired by Paul Dufour, w/ Dan Wayner @NRC_CNRC, Sarah Gallagher @scgQuasar @csa_asc, and @ChiefSciCan P Dufour - There is nothing more useless, than unwanted science advice. Need demand, context, and institutional capacity to sustain it. It's important to maintain trust, and not to oversell the role of advisors.

So, what's the secret sauce to support #scienceadvice in Canada?
Apr 16, 2019 β€’ 18 tweets β€’ 10 min read
#RM_Ott19 @research_money next panel on Using the Full Spice Rack of talent and skills, w/ @BenoitTessier1 @ISED_CA, @rhonda_barnet of AVIT manufacturing, Elisha Ram @Labour_ESDC and @ajtibando @paletteskills BT: there's a blame game on #skills ➑️ everyone points to someone else for leadership and responsibility for bringing skills to the next gen.

#RM_Ott19
Apr 16, 2019 β€’ 12 tweets β€’ 9 min read
#RM_Ott19 @research_money next panel is on policy and #EDI w/ @kelly_mcgahey of @HireImmOttawa, @BerubeDo @SSHRC_CRSH, Jane Ngobia @sheridancollege, and Mahadeo Sukhai @CNIB Employers are worried about resistance to #EDI within their organizations, incl white nationalism and resistance to immigrants - @kelly_mcgahey #RM_Ott19
Apr 16, 2019 β€’ 12 tweets β€’ 8 min read
#RM_Ott19 @research_money next panel: digital strategies for a successful tomorrow w/ @LivNeal @TBS_Canada, Anil Anora @StatCan_eng, Sasha Hobbs of First Nations Tech Council, @DuganOneil @SFU, and Ben Sanders @proof BS launched companies in Silicon Valley and engaged gov at different levels (incl running for office), now launching @proof to assist in digital governance.

SH has been in academia @SFU, in BC government, now at FNTC which partners with fed and prov govs, superclusters, etc,
Apr 16, 2019 β€’ 12 tweets β€’ 7 min read
#RM_Ott19 @research_money next panel is on IP w/ Erin Campbell @ISED_CA, @psnelgro @CanHealthyOcean, Sumitra Rajagopalan of BioAstra, and Max Skudra @ccab_national EC: What does IP mean to you, how has your understanding changed over time?
@psnelgro : understood that trainees' careers and training must be prioritized when considering IP. Single IP policies must often be revised on case by case basis
#RM_Ott19
Apr 16, 2019 β€’ 16 tweets β€’ 10 min read
Next panel @research_money #RM_Ott19 on interdisciplinarity w/ @MarieFranquin @DSP_SPE, Ted Hewitt @CRSH_SSHRC, RR Runte @InnovationCA, Chelsea Gabel @McMasterU, and Stefan Leslie @MEOPAR_NCE #RM_Ott19
Q:What is interdisciplinary?
SL: not the same as multidisciplinary (which is many disciplines coming together), it is working at the interface of disciplines.
CG: engaged collaboration, working with multiple partners, political spheres, and multiple ways of knowing
Apr 16, 2019 β€’ 9 tweets β€’ 9 min read
Arrived at @research_money conf #RM_Ott19 just as the contribution of @MitacsCanada and presence of #CSPF is mentioned... Good timing!

I'm here w/ my @NSERC_CRSNG colleagues, and also happy to see @DSP_SPE included as a partner + that @MarieFranquin is on a panel this morning πŸ™Œ Keynote speaker #RM_Ott19 is David Watters discussing the impact of #Budget2019 on Canadian research and Canada as a whole. Excellent summary and great figures ⬇️
Nov 10, 2018 β€’ 14 tweets β€’ 22 min read
#NSPNsymposium18 Dalal Najib
@theNASciences comes from #Casablanca in #Morocco and moved to @UMich for a #PhD on interaction of Mars & Venus atmosphere and solar winds. However, she had a crisis and wanted to give back to her community, and dove into #scipol, #ethics, #economics She went on to do a Christine Mirzayan S&T fellowship via @aaas, one of the few options available to #international applicants (cc @IWS_Network). Wanting to engage #ECR, she applied for a position @theNASciences, got in, and never looked back #NSPNsymposium18
Nov 10, 2018 β€’ 19 tweets β€’ 28 min read
#NSPNsymposium18 @yfortiss starts off the session on Rebuilding Sustainable & Resilient #PuertoRico thru #Science @scipolnetwork
@SEPANYC

w/ @Sefini @sloan_kettering, Juan Ramirez @aaas @nahjUPRRP, and @fcoloninFL of Jasperi Consulting and former advisor to US Dept of State Ramirez shows #NSPNsymposium18 the striking and dramatic impact of the #PuertoRico hurricane, and the impact on services and #infrastructure. Power was a prominent lasting impact. Cellphone signal was out for days, but once back the people got to work πŸ’ͺ
Nov 9, 2018 β€’ 18 tweets β€’ 18 min read
#CSPC2018 now at the participatory panel on funding for trainees. Most voted model for support for trainees is direct via scholarship and fellowships (rather than thru institutions or via grants), and 52% prefer higher value to 48% wanting more awards. #CSPC2018

These are some of many questions in @DSP_SPE survey πŸ“Ž sp-exchange.ca/events/survey/
Nov 9, 2018 β€’ 37 tweets β€’ 39 min read
Got a seat right in the front at #CSPC2018 @sciencepolicy for the panel on #NextGenCanScience (science and the next generation) feat enablers of trainees getting involved in #scipol @ChiefSciCan @McGill_VPRI @katemoran Stacey Robinson and @DanWicklum #CSPC2018 @ChiefSciCan mentions #Budget2018 reinvestments of 2.8B$ to create more collaborative infrastructure in govt labs and beyond. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get things right and elevate Canada in science leadership πŸ™Œ
Nov 9, 2018 β€’ 15 tweets β€’ 16 min read
At the @CAPSACSP panel on post-docs w/ @Joe_S_Sparling @BerubeDo Rachel Fernandez, @krishnahegde3 @DrHaverfield #CSPC2018 #CSPC2018 @Joe_S_Sparling @CAPSACSP says you lose money for every year you train as a postdoc (on average). PhDs that go straight to the workforce are often more financially stable. Post-docs lose retirement income, forego wages (esp now they pay tax) despite high #talent