Backgrounders and Science Pages
The SMCC recognizes that reporting on science is as much about coverage of complex, continuing themes as it is about rapid response to breaking news. To that end, we regularly compile background information to help decipher issues with complexity or differing scientific points of view.
Our backgrounders are reviewed by scientific experts in the relevant disciplines and include suggestion for further reading.
PLEASE NOTE: many of these documents were written several years ago and may be out-of-date.
These and additional backgrounders are available in French.
In addition to media backgrounders, the SMCC produces Science Pages in collaboration with the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering. These documents, prepared for distribution to Canadian parliamentarians, aim to increase discussion on topical issues that have science and engineering at their core by summarizing the current state of knowledge and policy landscape.