The State of Science and Technology in Canada, 2012
The Expert Panel on the State of Science and Technology in Canada
In 2010, the Minister of Industry asked the CCA to assess the state of science and technology in Canada.
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What is the current state of science and technology in Canada?
The State of Science and Technology in Canada, 2012 builds upon, updates, and expands upon the CCA’s inaugural report, published in 2006. The 2012 report provides a thorough analysis of the scientific disciplines and technological applications where Canada excels in a global context. It also identifies Canada’s S&T strengths, regional specializations, and emerging research areas.
The Panel undertook an expansive analysis that included a penetrating look at the output and impact of Canadian publications and patents, a survey of over 5,000 top-cited international researchers, a survey of Canadian S&T experts, and an analysis of highly qualified and skilled personnel.
The Panel was asked to consider the full range of disciplines in which research is conducted, including the humanities, arts, and social sciences. After examining the available evidence, the Panel came to a number of key findings, and concluded that Canadian S&T is healthy and growing in both output and impact.