17th April 2012 Ottawa, Canada
Science diplomacy – the FCO`s CSA, Prof. David Clary visits Ottawa
Prof. David Clary (his blog), Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA) to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) recently visited Ottawa, on the invitation of the Office of the Auditor General(@OAG_BVG) to participate in a Science Forum, looking at how science can be used to better inform policy, in times of austerity.
During his visit, he was also able to present at a British High Commission Science Salon, where he described the UK`s system for Science Advice to Government, specifically looking at the Chief Science Advisors to the various UK Departments, and the Chief Scientific Advisors Committee (CSAC) under the chairmanship of the Government Chief Scientific Advisor (GCSA), Sir John Beddington.
Prof. David Clary also took a moment to do a video blog with us, describing a bit about the purpose of his visit, and to hint at some things to look forward to from the SIN Canada team (he also answered some questions posed to us on our UKinCanada Facebook page! Check out our interview and while you’re there, like our page – we are very likable, I assure you).