CSIP Research Forum ~ Northern Innovation: Science, Technology and the Effort to Improve the Quality of Life in Northern Canada

Video Conference

The Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy (CSIP) invites all students, faculty and researchers interested in the study of science, technology and innovation policy to participate in a bi-weekly research forum. Each forum will involve a quick roundtable of introductions, a review of topical policy issues, one or more brief research reports and general discussion about research strategies and methods that are being or could be used to examine various angles of the policy system. You can simply drop in and listen or offer to present some of your findings. CSIP is initially focused on innovation challenges in the agricultural biosciences, energy, health innovation and big-data realms, but would entertain a wider range of discussions.

PRESENTED BY: Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair and JSGS Professor

The national obsession with science, technology and innovation has not yet developed a northern dimension. The small and often isolated communities in the North lack the basics of the innovation era, including reliable Internet service. At present, technological innovations are undermining aspects of northern work and commerce without returning commensurate benefits in other areas. This presentation examines the state of innovation in Northern Canada and considers the best means of helping Indigenous and remote communities capitalize on the potential of the age of scientific and technological discovery.

Event Details

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Prairie Room, Diefenbaker Building, 101 Diefenbaker Place, University of Saskatchewan; 210-2 Research Drive, University of Regina
CSIP Research Forum poster


Karen Jaster-Laforge