The Consortium for Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering

Marc Saner


Associate Professor


University of Ottawa, Department of Geography, Environmental Studies and Geomatics, and Institute for Science, Society and Policy


Twitter: @MarcSaner!/members/451



Marc Saner is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa (Geography, Environmental Studies and Geomatics, cross-appointed at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the Institute for Science, Society and Policy).  His interests are the science/policy interface, the governance of emerging technologies, and environmental ethics, risk and governance.


He recently built the new Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa and formerly held managing positions at the Council of Canadian Academies, Carleton University’s Regulatory Governance Initiative and Ethics and Policy Issues Centre as well as the independent Institute on Governance.


He holds a Ph.D. in applied ecology from the University of Basel, Switzerland (1991) as well as an M.A. in applied ethics from Carleton University, Canada (1999).  He remains an Adjunct Professor at Carleton University’s Philosophy Department where he is on the faculty of the new PhD Program on Public Ethics.