Genome BC created the Societal Issues Competition as a way to recognize the need for stand-alone research projects that identify and study the societal issues that emerge from genomics-based innovations.
This may include, for example, researching broader themes of societal importance such as public perspectives of genomics application by sector; developing effective practices and policies for uptake of genomic-based applications; identifying when uptake would not be appropriate; or examining cross-cutting themes of societal importance.
Round 2 of this competition focuses on projects that are relevant to at least one of the Agrifood and Natural Resources sectors. (forestry, agrifood, fisheries/aquaculture, energy, mining or environment)
Contact George Poulakidas, our Genomics and Society Advisor for more information.