The Professional Institute of the Public Service hosted the 2nd Science Policy Symposium held May 12-14th, 2010 in Lac-Leamy, Gatineau, Québec.
The inaugural Symposium, held in September 2007 was the first science policy conference of its kind in Canada. In 2010 the event brought together more than 200 scientists and science-policy analysts, senior officials, and experts from across Canada and around the world to identify and discuss the key issues facing science policy in Canada.
World Wildlife Fund study used computer models to predict how oil spills would behave in Beaufort Sea. New research suggests a major oil spill in Canada's western Arctic would likely spread quickly and foul oceans around Alaska and possibly as far west as Russia. The research, funded by the World Wildlife Fund, comes as the National Energy Board prepares to consider blowout prevention plans in two separate proposals for offshore energy drilling.