An image of Reinhart Reithmeier.

Reinhart Reithmeier

An image of Peter Love.

Peter Love

Reinhart Reithmeier and Peter Love, Vice-Chair and Chair respectfully, of the Royal Canadian Institute for Science (RCIScience) published an Op-Ed piece in the July 14 issue of the Toronto Star entitled “Our Politicians Need to Understand Why Science Matters”.

The article highlights the importance of science in driving innovation, in our educational system, and in the public and political arenas.  It raises concerns about the dismissal of Ontario’s Chief Scientist and the elimination of the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science.

RCIScience has been bringing science to the public for almost 170 years.  This venerable organization provides a platform for public engagement with leading scientists, to foster critical thinking, expand science dialogue and promote informed decision making.  Consider joining.