We represent over 15,000 public scientists, engineers and researchers. Our members are experts in everything from rail safety, vaccines, climate change, and water quality to air pollution, farming, fossil fuels, and nuclear energy.
Together, we work hard to defend public science. We champion scientific integrity and increased inclusion of women in science.
In the Harper era, the scientific integrity of our members was directly attacked.
We pushed back and won:
- reinvestment in public science
- appointment of the Chief Science Officer
- implementation of scientific integrity policies
- protection of public scientists’ right to speak to the media
Science integrity policies are now being implemented to ensure decision-makers use high-quality and wide-ranging scientific evidence to make informed decisions. Scientific integrity is vital to ensuring Canada’s scientists and researchers can work for all people in Canada.
Women in science
Women in science are under-represented in our membership and the federal public service. We are committed to improving the role of women in federal public science.
Building on our 2018 report, Women in Public Sector Science: From Analysis to Action, the first PIPSC Women in Science Learning Lab was launched.
Participants focused on systemic solutions to remove barriers experienced by women in science, creating micro-projects in their own workplaces. Learning Lab participants also developed the Women in Science toolkit, which provides resources, tools to develop workplace allies, and links to existing mentorship programs.