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Let’s strengthen the voice of scientists in parliament!

Ted Hsu.jpg Scientists are not represented in large numbers in the country’s legislatures, nor are they particularly engaged in politics, compared to some other professions.Ted Hsu began his career as a condensed matter theorist and is now the Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, and Liberal Party critic for Science and Technology and Post-Secondary Education. He will talk about his experience in deciding to run for office, his winning his party’s nomination and then the 2011 election, and the relevance of his background as a scientist to political life with the aim of helping other scientists who might pursue a similar path. After touching on some overall policy goals, he will describe some ideas for the audience to act upon, based on his personal experience, that would help increase the voice of scientists on Parliament Hill.