The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE)
… a brief introduction
PAGSE, in partnership with the Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council (NSERC), sponsors a monthly breakfast meeting
known as “Bacon and Eggheads”, to inform parliamentarians
about recent advances in science and engineering.
PAGSE is a cooperative association of more than 25 national
organizations in Science and Engineering, representing approximately
50,000 individual members from the industry, academia, and
government sectors. It was formed in June 1995 at the invitation
of the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada to
represent the Canadian science and engineering community to
the Government of Canada.
The member organizations of PAGSE provide core support for
its meetings and activities. These include defining the economic
benefits of research in Canada and the effects of research
budgets, analyzing intellectual property issues and other
potential impediments to improving academic-industry symbiosis,
showcasing the international dimensions of research projects
and associations, and informing decision makers about science
and engineering and their importance to Canada.
PAGSE represents an extensive resource that, through contracts
and agreements, can hold events and undertake studies and
assessments of benefit to government departments and agencies,
to non-government organizations, and to the general public.
In addition to “Bacon and Eggheads”, PAGSE organizes
an annual event focused on science and engineering issues.
PAGSE also submits annually a brief to the House of Commons
Standing Committee on Finance to provide consensus views from
the science and engineering research community on policy issues