Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Experimental Lakes Area Research Station Officially Saved

CBC News
Deal launches 'fresh new chapter' in life of research station near Kenora in northwestern Ontario. Details here.
Evidence for Democracy
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Dear Larry,
I’m delighted to share some good news with you!
It was announced yesterday that a final agreement 
was made to transfer operation of the Experimental 
Lakes Area (ELA) to the International Institute for 
Sustainable Development (IISD). We applaud the 
IISD and the Governments of Ontario and Manitoba 
for creating a new home for the ELA.

This incredible achievement for Canadian science 
highlights how science advocacy can make a difference. 
This victory was made possible because you signed 
petitions, attended rallies, wrote letters to the editor 
and contacted your politicians. Thank you for joining 
the effort to ensure that the ELA continues to be a 
world-class aquatic research facility. 
We hope that this marks a new beginning for the ELA 
and that the scientists will enjoy a new freedom at the 
IISD to explore pressing research questions and freely 
communicate their scientific findings to the public.
In other news, we have a special event happening 
tomorrow at 5pm in Ottawa with Dr. Munir Sheikh, 
the former Chief Statistician of Canada. Dr. Sheikh 
will be giving a talk on the need for public policies 
to be informed by evidence. The event will be live 
streamed so you can watch from home if you’re not 
in Ottawa. You can find the details here.
If you missed the “Governing in the Dark” public 
lecture that Scott Findlay recently gave at Dalhousie 
Sincerely,
Katie Gibbs
Executive Director
P.S. We have an exciting announcement coming 
next week - stay tuned!

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