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Canadian Science Policy Conference CSPC 2018

November 7, 2018 - November 9, 2018

CSPC 2018 will feature a wide spectrum of topics and pressing issues in science and innovation policy.

Here is the list of panels to be featured at the conference. Many more are still to be announced. Check out more details at www.cspc2018.ca


Brainstorming for Canada’s National Water Vision
Organized Pacific Water Research Centre and Ryerson Urban Water

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Science: from Policy to Implementation
Organized by Dr. Imogen Coe, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Ryerson University

Policy and Funding Models for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
Organized by the University of Toronto

Science Policy 101
Organized by CSPC

Theme 1: Science and Policy

Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Platform as a Model for Science-Policy Integration
Organizer: Ericha Moores, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division, Natural Resources Canada

Connecting Science with Policy in Canada: how do I do it?
Organizer: Silke Nebel, Science to Action Consulting

Federal-Provincial Coordination in Research and Innovation Funding
Organizer: Emina Veletanlic, Impact Centre, University of Toronto

How Canada Can Create a Sustainable National Space Infrastructure
Organizer: Michelle Mendes, Canadian Space Commerce Association

Integrating indigenous knowledge and western science in environmental decision-making
Organizer: Katie Gibbs, Evidence for Democracy and Liber Ero Fellowship Program

Managing Receiving Water: Can Canadian Water Policies and Regulations Address Current and Emerging Challenges? 
Organizer: Tatjana Milojevic, University of Waterloo

New Ways of Informing Policy by Leveraging Scientific Knowledge: Two Models related to Public-Academic Collaborations
Organizer: Chantal Barton, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Risk Communication and Engagement with the Public in the Nuclear, Climate and Artificial Intelligence Sectors
Organizer: April Killikelly, MITACS Science Policy Fellowships

Shaping science policy to improve equity, diversity and inclusion
Organizer: Fanny Eugène, Fonds de recherche du Québec

Should science-based organizations define their risk tolerances?: A debate
Organizer: Tania Polcyn, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Theme 2: Science and Society

Bridging Science and Indigenous Knowledge Systems: Best Practices
Organizer: Donna Kirkwood, Natural Resources Canada

Communication culture: scientists goals and trainers methods to better engage with publics and policy-makers
Organizer: Kathryn O’Hara, Carleton University School of Journalism and Communication

Digital Futures: The Impact of Digital Threats to Democracy
Organizer: Eloisa Martinez, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Fake News, Fake Therapies: Upping the Ante in the Fight Against Unproven Stem Cell Therapies in Canada
Organizer: Lisa Willemse, Stem Cell Network

Granting agencies and participatory science in Canada
Organizer: Fanny Magini, Fonds de recherche du Québec

Improvisation for Science Communication
Organizer: Alan Shapiro, LitScientist

Incorporating indigenous ways of knowing into applied research
Organizer: Anne-Marie Robert , Colleges and Institutes Canada

Mitigating disruption: integrating social, ethical and policy research into the development of disruptive genomic technologies
Organizer: Rob Annan, Genome Canada

Science Fact or Science Fiction? How can science be heard in an age of misinformation?
Organizer: Mike Pereira, David Johnston Research + Technology Park, University of Waterloo

The Dementia Challenge: Facing the Rising Tide
Organizer: Eleanor Fast, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

The Logic of Inclusive Innovation: From Inputs to Outcomes
Organizer: Robert Luke, OCAD University

The Status of Science Literacy in Canada
Organizer: Maurice Bitran, Ontario Science Centre

Theme 3: Science, Innovation, and Economic Development

Commercializing Innovation in Canada: Retaining human and financial capital north of the border
Organizer:  Geraldine Chen, Ontario Centres of Excellence

Failure to Thrive: Why Canada Struggles to Grow World Leading Tech Companies
Organizer:  Weronika Zych ,  Council of Canadian Academies (CCA)

Harnessing Diversity and Inclusion to Drive Innovation in Canadian Science and Technology
Organizer: Wendy Cukier, Ryerson University

Innovating Science Communication
Organizer: Julia Krolik, Pixels and Plans

Innovation and Sustainable Aging
Organizer: Allison Sekuler, Baycrest Health Sciences/Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation

Towards a Canadian Life Sciences Supercluster
Organizer: Barry Gee, The Centre for Drug Research and Development

What’s on the menu? Science-based: policies to address new agri-food realities
Organizer: Malcolm Campbell, University of Guelph

Theme 4: Science and International Affairs

International Science and Canada – Addressing Global Agenda 2030 Together
Organizer: Gordon McBean, Western University
Theme 5: Science and the Next Generation

A Data Native Generation’s Approach to Science: Science Instruction Vs. Inquiry into Science
Organizer: Mohammad Asadi Lari, STEM Fellowship

Canada 2067 – lessons learned in building a national vision for STEM education
Organizer: Bonnie Schmidt, Let’s Talk Science

Fueling Water Innovation in Atlantic Canada
Organizer: Elizabeth Hendriks, WWF-Canada

Enabling Interdisciplinarity for the Next Generation of Problem Solvers
Organizer: Steven Cooke, College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada

The diversity of the forms of involvement of the next generation in the governance of research
Organizer: Madison Rilling, Fonds de recherche

Science and Inclusivity: Going Beyond the Slogans
Organizer: Teddy Katz, SHAD Canada

Supporting the next generation of northern scientists
Organizer: Jennifer Sokol, Polar Knowledge Canada

Where the rubber meets the road: The real-life impact of policy on Canadian postdocs
Organizer: Joseph Sparling, Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars

10-minute Short Talks Series

Amplify: Managing Microaggressions and Countering Stereotypes Against Women and Girls in STEM
Speaker: Ana Sofia Barrows
Organized by: Ontario Science Centre

Conspiring Together for Good: Institutional Science and Religion
Speaker: Milton Friesen
Organized by: Cardus – Social Cities

Effecting and Managing Change by Introducing Artificial Intelligence into Map-Making
Speaker: Karen Bronsard
Organized by: Natural Resources Canada

From crisis to confidence: Building science and policy “bridges” in Canada’s national blood system
Speaker: Dana Devine
Organized by:Canadian Blood Services

How a new model of journalism is connecting science and the public
Speaker: Scott White
Organized by: The Conversation Canada

Who is a science communicator?
Speaker: Tim Lougheed and Michelle Riedlinger
Organized by: Science Writers and Communicators of Canada

Check out more details at www.cspc2018.ca


November 7, 2018
November 9, 2018
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