A Lantern on the Bow: A History of the Science Council of Canada and Its Contributions to The Science and Innovation Policy Debate in Canada

This book is the first effort to examine the experiment of the Science Council of Canada through the lenses of a riche collection of testimonies of experts who contributed to the works of the Council and shaped Canada’s science system and the industrial technology and innovation policies between 1966 and 1992.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Jeff Kinder and Paul Dufour

PART I:  LIGHTING THE LANTERN

Chapter 1.  Early History of Science Advice and The Science and Innovation Policy Debate in Canada
Jeff Kinder

Chapter 2.  The Science Council’s Origins
Philip Enros

Chapter 3.  A View from the Bridge I – The Evolution of The Science Council as Seen Through Chairman’s Statements in Annual Reports
Roger Voyer

PART II:  NAVIGATING A COURSE

Theme I: Canada’s Science System

Chapter 4.  A Science Policy for Canada
G. Bruce Doern

Chapter 5.  ‘Big Science’, Major Programs and International Dimensions
Meg Barker and Janet E. Halliwell

Chapter 6.  Deliberative Inquiry: The Method of the Science Education Study
Graham Orpwood

Theme II: Science &Technology Addressing National Concerns

Chapter 7.  Canada as a Conserver Society: Resource Uncertainties and the Need for New Technologies
Arthur Cordell

Chapter 8.  The Science Council and the Construction of an Information Society
Hank Trim 

Theme III: Industrial Technology and Innovation Policy

Chapter 9.  Engaging in the Debate on Industrial and Innovation Policy
Michael Jenkin and William Forward

Chapter 10. Technology Policy for a New Economy
Rick Clayton

PART III: EXTINGUISHING THE LANTERN

Chapter 11.  Closure of The Science Council of Canada – The Debate and Context
Paul Dufour

Chapter 12.  A View from the Bridge II – Reflections from the President’s Office
An Interview with Janet Halliwell

By Way of Conclusion
Paul Dufour and Jeff Kinder

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