Organizing Committee

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Sir Peter Gluckman, Chair of INGSA and President-Elect of the International Science Council
  • Rémi Quirion, Québec Chief Scientist and Vice-Chair of INGSA

Program Committee Members

  • Mona Nemer, Canada Chief Science Advisor;
  • James Wilsdon, Vice-Chair of INGSA and Professor at University of Sheffield, United Kingdom;
  • Tateo Arimoto, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan;
  • David Budtz Pedersen, Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark;
  • Ana María Cetto, Professor, Institute of Physics, National Autonomous University of Mexico;
  • Bill Colglazier, Editor-in-Chief, Science & Diplomacy, USA;
  • Pearl Dykstra, Chief Scientific Officer at the European Commission;
  • Ana Elorza Moreno, Science Advice Coordinator at the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology;
  • Naser Faruqui, Director of Technology and Innovation, International Development Research Centre, Canada;
  • Rees Kassen, Professor at University of Ottawa, Canada;
  • Soledad Quiroz, Professor at University of Santo Tomas, Chile;
  • Aminata Sall Diallo, Special Advisor to the Minister of Higher Education and Research of Senegal;
  • Marc Saner, Professor at the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, University of Ottawa;
  • Kavita Shah, Professor at Institute of Environment and Sustainability, Banaras Hindu University, India;
  • Sameh Soror, Professor at Helwan University, Egypt;
  • Chris Tyler, Professor at University College London, United Kingdom.

Programme Committee for the day dedicated to the Francophonie


  • Michel Audet, former Deputy Minister of the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie du Québec

Committee members

  • Rahma Bourqia, Director of the National Evaluation Authority in the Higher Council of Education Training and Research, Morocco
  • Alain Charbonneau, Vice-Rector, in charge of networking and the Americas and Asia-Pacific zones, Agence universitaire de la Francophonie
  • Alain Fuchs, President, Paris Sciences et Lettres University
  • Abdoulaye Gounou, Head of Benin’s Office for the Evaluation of Public Policies and Analysis of Government Action
  • Patrick Hyndman, Director of Canadian and International Partnerships, Ministry of Economy and Innovation
  • Tounao Kiri, Senior Coordinator, Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable
  • Stéphane Lessard, Executive Director, Science, Technology and Innovation, Global Affairs Canada
  • Justine Germo Nzweundji, President, The Cameroon Academy of Young Scientists


Organised by

Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ)

International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA)

Government of Canada

INGSA operates under the auspices of the International Science Council