Public Safety Canada is delivering Safeguarding Science workshops to Canada’s research community in support of the Government of Canada’s counter proliferation activities and initiatives to address broader research security concerns in Canada.
It aims to raise awareness within Canada’s scientific and academic communities of the risks that exist for their research, including intellectual property theft and misuse by nefarious actors from at home and abroad. The workshop also covers:
- Counter-proliferation concerns;
- Dual-use technology;
- Cyber security; and
- Best practices for identifying and mitigating these risks.
You can find additional information on the Safeguarding Science initiative website.
Workshop Details: While typically delivered in-person with the support of several federal government partners – due to the ongoing pandemic – Public Safety Canada is delivering a 1.5-hour, virtual Safeguarding Science workshop and a bonus 45-minute module on science, research and technology in relation to Export and Import Permits Act, via MS Teams.
Monday, December 6, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
This workshop consists of:
- A one-hour presentation led by experts, analysts, and coordinators from Public Safety Canada and key federal partners;
- A 30-minute open-format question and answer round-table with the presenters; and
- A bonus 45-minute module on science, research and technology in relation to Export and Import Permits Act, provided by Global Affairs Canada.
You may register for just the 1.5-hour presentation and question period AND/OR the bonus 45-minute module.
The workshop is open to all who wish to attend. This program encourages a diverse mix of interested participants, including:
- Safety officers;
- Information technology/information management personnel;
- Senior research staff;
- Laboratory technicians;
- Security personnel;
- Human resources personnel;
- Controlled Goods Program and exports controls representatives; and
- Ethics/legal personnel.