Science Council of Canada

Omond Solandt University of Ottawa Institute for Science, Society and Policy

The Science Council of Canada (SCC) was a Canadian governmental advisory board existing from 1966 to 1993. It originally had 25 scientists and senior civil servants, later expanded to 40 natural and physical scientists, with the civil servants removed.[1][2]

It published a number of reports on various topics,[3] according to the agendas of the individuals on the SCC.[4] An archive of the reports is maintained by the Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa.[5]

The SCC served, to some extent, similar functions as the former President's Scientific Advisory Committee (PSAC) and the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) in the United States.


External links


  1. ^ "Science Council of Canada" by Leslie Millin and Guy Steed in The Canadian Encyclopedia. (article)
  2. ^ Quirion, Remi; Carty, Arthur; Dufour, Paul; Jabr, Ramia (2016-08-02). "Reflections on science advisory systems in Canada". Palgrave Communications. 2. doi:10.1057/palcomms.2016.48. ISSN 2055-1045.
  3. ^ "Browsing Science Research at the Federal Level in Canada: History, Research Activities and Publications" (review) by Hull, James in The Canadian Historical Review 86(3): 569-571, 2005, abstract
  4. ^ "Sustainability in historical perspective: Canada's conserver society studies revisited." by Stanley Shapiro in Journal of Business Administration and Policy Analysis January 2002 summary
  5. ^ "Canadian Science Councils Archive".