Key take-aways from the 2019 Canadian Science Policy Conference

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Farah Qaiser, Editor-at-Large On November 13, 2019, the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) returned to Ottawa to celebrate a decade of bringing together academia, industry and government to discuss science policy. Over three days, CSPC hosted a gala, five symposia and 40 panel sessions that engaged over 800 attendees on the theme of Building Bridges […]

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A beginner’s guide to forming a student science policy group

Farah Qaiser, Policy & Politics co-editor, and Molly Sung, guest contributor Science policy organizations come in all shapes and sizes, and range from think tanks, non-profits, and private firms to community and student groups. In a previous blog post, Science Borealis highlighted the efforts of a student science policy group, Science & Policy Exchange (SPE), […]

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Science and Policy Exchange brings student voices to Canadian science policy issues

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Farah Qaiser, Policy & Politics co-editor When it comes to science policy issues in Canada, there are plenty of perspectives to consider. A key demographic is graduate students and post-doctoral fellows; unfortunately, their voices often go unheard. With this in mind, the Montreal-based student group Science & Policy Exchange (SPE; or Dialogue Sciences & Politiques) […]

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#ProjectedFutures2: My science journalism experience

Farah Qaiser, Policy & Politics co-editor Over the last few years, science writing, communication and journalism have become popular fields to turn to as careers or as ways for scientists to improve their public engagement skills. With this increased interest, there’s also been a steady increase in the number of workshops, courses and programs available […]

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Celebrating Earth Day with Jane Goodall

Farah Qaiser, Policy & Politics co-editor On Sunday, April 22, 2018, Jane Goodall celebrated Earth Day at the University of Toronto with a short talk, followed by a Q&A with Andria Teather, CEO of the Jane Goodall Institute Canada. Goodall is a British primatologist who is best known for her 55-plus years of studying the […]

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