2017 EPC Nominee: Aerin Jacob

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Everyday Political Citizen Monday, September 18, 2017 View Count = 813

2017 EPC Nominee: Aerin Jacob

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Aerin Jacob of Canmore, AB, was nominated by Alana Westwood

Dr. Aerin Jacob is not just a well-respected scientist, but committed to making sure that scientific knowledge is available to (and used by) the public and government. Over the last half-decade, much of her career has focused around organizing scientists to help make democracy better. She organized Canada’s first national political candidates’ debate about science and technology ahead of the last federal election. She also organized thousands of young scientists to contribute to a letter calling for better environmental assessment in Canada, and has continued to be a Canadian leader organizing on this issue. Alongside other Liber Ero fellows, she is active in policy engagement. Although she could have remained in the ivory tower, instead, she uses her energy to be a force for conservation and environmental protection in Canada, advocating for evidence-based decision-making and an informed public.

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Samara's Everyday Political Citizen celebrates positive political role models and builds a culture of positive politics in Canada. Conducted coast-to-coast-to-coast, the contest aims to recognize the rich diversity of politics and democracy in Canada, crowdsourcing hundreds of nominations from Canadians like you. Read more about Everyday Political Citizen, see more nominations, or submit your own nomination.

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