Events and Conferences

Science Policy Seminars

October 09, 2015

Join Adam Holbrook from SFU's School of Communications and Brian Wixted from the University of Saskatchewan's School of Public Policy in discussing the impact of science policy in Canada.

Each seminar will cover different topics, so attend regularly! The event is free, but make sure to reserve your seat by emailing Professor Holbrook at

October 20th is the next seminar date, and topics to be covered include the results of the election, and Parliament and science policy debates, with a question period.

Time: 12:30PM - 1:30PM

Location: Physics Seminar Room P8445.2

Future dates and topics:

November 3: Science (and technology) policy successes and failures; the role of federal (and provincial) scientists in providing input for evidence-based policy initiatives; should employee scientists be required to respect publication and speaking bans?

November 17: Grand challenges of science policy - climate change, sustainability, public health; who should decide what science gets funded?; science performance metrics.

December 1: Topics discussed at the Canadian Science Policy Conference, Nov 25-27; brief introduction to Science Technology Studies - a wider vision of the context of science in the world; knowledge mobilzation.

December 4: Possible site visit!

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