Logo of the Toronto Science Policy Network.

The Toronto Science Policy Network is a student-run science policy group which provides a platform to learn more about and engage in science policy.

Since July 2018, we have organized a variety of events (including workshops, public panels and talks) and advocacy efforts, engaging over 300 individuals to date. While we are a recognized campus group at the University of Toronto, we welcome members outside the university to join. Everyone is welcome, regardless of whether you study or actively work in the sciences, social sciences, or humanities.

Events & Campaigns

Throughout the year we host workshops, public panels and talks. In this past year, we’ve also led a few science advocacy campaigns too. Check back soon for details on our upcoming events!

TSPN Panel: Intro to Science Advocacy

Join us on Thursday January 20th from 5-7 PM ET for our panel on science advocacy, how trainees and early career researchers can get involved!

January General Meeting

We’re holding our monthly meeting on Wed January 26th from 5-7 PM ET! We’ll be discussing this year’s Science Policy 101 workshops and volunteer opportunities.

Winter 2022 By-Elections

We are recruiting 2 Co-Marketing Directors and 1 Fundraising Lead for our exec team! Nominations are open until February 1st.

Volunteer with us!

Interested in learning more about science policy while gaining some event planning experience along the way? Join our Slack group or send an email!


TSPN Talks Science Communication

We hosted an interactive talk with the STEAM Sisters on their experience with science communication, where they provided tips on conveying scientific ideas to the public.

TSPN Just the Facts: Affordable Housing, Homelessness, and Health

Read the summary of our panel with Mikaela Gabriel, Dr. Stephen Hwang, Dr. Andrew Boozary, and Victoria Gibson on Medium, or watch the recording on YouTube.

  • On Thursday May 6th, 2021 at 6pm, the Toronto Science Policy Network (TSPN) hosted a panel of experts to discuss the Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Green Infrastructure program and Canada’s […]
  • On June 24th, TSPN Talks hosted Dr. Monika Kastner, Research Chair of Knowledge Translation and Implementation at North York General Hospital. Dr. Kastner’s talk focused on defining knowledge translation (KT), […]
  • TSPN hosted Dr. Marga Gual Soler on Thursday April 8th, 2021 at 12pm EST for TSPN Talks Science Diplomacy. Dr. Marga Gual Soler is the founder and director of SciDipGLOBAL, […]
  • On March 22nd, TSPN hosted a discussion about Canada’s housing and healthcare crisis with three leading experts in the field. Moderated by Victoria Gibson, the Toronto Star’s affordable housing reporter, […]