11 July 2019

PIPSC welcomes the new Departmental Science Advisor (DSA) at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Dr. Shawn J. Marshall.
15 April 2019

Budgets are about choices. Budget 2019 chose to continue the underfunding of public science capacity in Canada.
3 April 2019

The Chief Science Advisor of Canada, Dr. Mona Nemer, recently released her 2018 Annual Report, in which she highlights the close working relationship she enjoys with the Professional Institute.
6 March 2019

PIPSC celebrates National Engineering Month. Every March, Provincial and Territorial engineering regulatory bodies throughout Canada celebrate the contributions of engineers in our day to day life and spread awareness of the engineering profession to youth.
14 February 2019

The firing last week of long-serving Québec government agronomist Louis Robert for making public claims of “private-sector interference in a public study of pesticide use” reminds us of the importan
8 January 2019

  SCIENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SAC) September 21st 2018 - 9:00 a.m. PIPSC NATIONAL OFFICE Members in attendance: Krishna H. Gautam     SAC member, NRCan
7 November 2018

SCIENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SAC) June 9th 2018 - 9:00 a.m. PIPSC NATIONAL OFFICE Members in attendance: Krishna H. Gautam     SAC member, NRCan
11 October 2018

PIPSC and it’s 4,000 members across the B.C./Yukon region endorse the call last week by B.C.’s Professional Employees Association (PEA) to restore s
28 September 2018

As the federal Finance Committee prepares for cross-country public hearings on next year’s Budget, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) has released a fact sheet showing 72% of Canadians agree “in the next federal budget, funding for federal government science programs should be restored to what it was in 2011.” The finding, by Environics Research, is significant since overall funding for federal government science is in fact lower today than it was under the Harper government, in particular for research and development (R&D).
27 September 2018

Canadians want federal science funding restored to 2011 levels. According to 2016 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development figures (the most recent available), Canada ranks 21 out of 27 OECD countries in the amount it reports spending on science.