Office of the Chief Science Advisor

Chief Science Advisor

The Office of the Chief Science Advisor of Canada is committed to ensuring that government science is fully available to the public. This also involves ensuring that government scientists can speak freely about their work and that scientific analyses are considered when the government makes decisions.

Portrait of Dr. Mona Nemer

Dr. Mona Nemer

Mandate

The Chief Science Advisor's key functions are as follows:

  • Provide advice on the development and implementation of guidelines to ensure that government science is fully available to the public and that federal scientists are able to speak freely about their work
  • Provide advice on creating and implementing processes to ensure that scientific analyses are considered when the Government makes decisions
  • Assess and recommend ways to improve the existing science advisory function within the federal government
  • Assess and recommend ways for the Government to better support quality scientific research within the federal system

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Biography

Before becoming the Chief Science Advisor, Dr. Nemer was Professor and Vice-President of Research at the University of Ottawa and Director of the school’s Molecular Genetics and Cardiac Regeneration Laboratory. She holds a PhD in Chemistry from McGill University and did post-doctoral training in molecular biology at the Institut de Recherche Clinique de Montréal and Columbia University.

Full Biography


Key Initiatives

Microplastics

Expert Panel on Aquaculture Science

Model Policy on Scientific Integrity

Promoting Diversity in STEM


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