December 16, 2011
The appointments to the Commission were announced in early December, following a Cabinet meeting. The CEST has 13 members, including a Chair, from the university and industry research, social sciences and humanities, natural science, engineering, biomedical science, ethics theory and practice communities, and civil society.
Professor Sinclair-Desgnagé, who earned his PhD at Yale University, holds the Chair in International Economics and Governance and is the Director of the Department of International Business at HEC Montréal. He is a Fellow of CIRANO and the European Economic Association.
The Commission’s main mission is to encourage open, multidisciplinary and ongoing consideration of ethical issues associated with science and technology. The CEST also works to share information with and boost awareness among the general public, governments and specialized milieux.