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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17


Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Issue No. 15

Third and fourth meetings:
Study on the role of robotics, 3D printing and artificial intelligence in the healthcare system


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

As individuals:

Dr.Garnette Sutherland, Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Calgary;

Goldie Nejat, Director of the Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics, Canada Research Chair in Robots for Society.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

As individuals:

Joelle Pineau, Associate Professor, Centre for Intelligent Machines, McGill University;

Daniel L. Silver, Professor, Director, Acadia Institute for Data Analytics, Acadia University.


The Honourable Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie, Chair

The Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C., Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators: *Carignan, P.C. (or Martin), Cormier, Galvez, *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), Hartling, Jaffer, Mégie, Merchant, Meredith, Neufeld, Petitclerc, Raine, Seidman, Stewart Olsen, Unger

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule12-5 and to the order of the Senate of December 7, 2016, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Galvez replaced the Honourable Senator Dean (February 9, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Unger replaced the Honourable Senator MacDonald (February 9, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Dean replaced the Honourable Senator Galvez (February 8, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Galvez replaced the Honourable Senator Dean (February 8, 2017).

The Honourable Senator MacDonald replaced the Honourable Senator Frum (February 7, 2017).

The Honourable Senator Frum replaced the Honourable Senator Poirier (February 3, 2017).