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Jeff Kinder

Federal S&T Secretariat

Jeff has over 27 years of experience in government science and science and technology (S&T) policy in the US and Canada.  He is currently Director of the Federal S&T Secretariat supporting the Minister of Science, the Deputy Minister Champion for Federal S&T, the DM S&T Committee, the ADM S&T Integration Board and related initiatives.

 In 2014, he led the secretariat supporting the External Advisory Group on Government Science and Technology (the Knox Panel) that produced the report ScienceCan: Enhancing the Value of Government Science, Engineering and Technology

Previously, Jeff worked at Industry Canada, Natural Resources Canada and in support of the Council of Science and Technology Advisors (CSTA), the external board that advised Cabinet on the management of federal S&T from 1998-2007.  With the CSTA, Jeff produced a series of key reports (SAGE, BEST, READ, STEPS, EDGE, SCOPE, LINKS and FOCUS) and held the pen on the Framework for Science and Technology Advice adopted by Cabinet in 2000.  His US experience includes the National Science Foundation, the National Academies, and the Naval Research Laboratory.

Jeff is author of Government Science 2020: Re-thinking Public Science in a Networked Age and co-author with Bruce Doern of Strategic Science in the Public Interest: Canada’s Government Laboratories and Science-Based Agencies (U. Toronto Press, 2007).  He is currently co-editing with Paul Dufour a history of the Science Council of Canada. 

 Jeff has designed and delivered more than 25 workshops and short courses on science, technology and innovation (STI) policy and occasionally teaches a graduate seminar in STI policy at Carleton University.  He serves as an advisor to the Mitacs Science Policy Fellowship Program and has helped launch the Canadian Science Policy Conference and the Ottawa Science Policy Roundtable, is a Fellow of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP) at the University of Ottawa and a guest instructor on the integration of science and policy at the Institute on Governance (IOG).  Jeff holds a PhD in public policy, a Master’s in science, technology and public policy, and a BS is physics.


My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, November 8