I have worked for decades with scientists, engineers, and other technical experts across all levels of government and post-secondary institutions. I’ve always been struck by the vast amount of fascinating research projects, scientific and technological advancements, and other incredible work being done by untold numbers of experts working in the public sector in every part of Canada.
The people of Canada own that work. It has a profound impact on every Canadian’s day-to-day life. Yet a lot of people do not know that it even exists. Being in the communications business, I have assembled a team and am launching a podcast to tell the story of public sector science in Canada and the impact it has on all of us. Each episode will look at the history of a Canadian innovation that people use every day. The first episode explores how artificial intelligence is changing Canadian agriculture.
Future episodes will explore the melting of Canada’s permafrost and how critical thinking can help people navigate the world. The podcast is called Own the Science and is available on most podcast apps. The website also offers more information and a place to propose subjects for future episodes.