Recent PhD graduate Sherry Wasilow has won a 2017-2018 Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship. The fellowship is designed to help form mutually beneficial relationships between government decision-makers and academic researchers in support of policy challenges in Canada, as well as enhance science communication, collaboration, and policy capacity in government departments and agencies. Wasilow’s placement will be with Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC).
“I am extremely gratified and excited to have been given this opportunity by Mitacs and DRDC,” said Wasilow. “I feel that my work experience in health planning and policy, addiction-science analysis and ‘translation’ writing, as well as my academic research on military/media relations in Afghanistan, have converged to bring me to this point.” Wasilow will examine the policy and ethical implications of enhanced automation, artificial intelligence, robotics, and autonomous decision-making.
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