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!

Just The Facts: Driving Toronto’s Transit System Forward

On Thursday November 12th at 6 pm, join TSPN for a virtual moderated panel and Q&A featuring Ben Spurr (Transportation Reporter, Toronto Star) as moderator, alongside expert panelists Cherise Burda (Executive Director, City Building Ryerson), Amanda O’Rourke (Executive Director, 8 80 Cities), and Professor Matti Siemiatycki (Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Planning and Finance). The panel will discuss how evidence can be utilized to drive Toronto’s transit systems forward.


COVID-19 Graduate Student Survey

In this report, we share how the COVID-19 pandemic is adversely impacting graduate students, based on findings obtained from 1,431 survey responses collected between April 22nd and May 31st, 2020.

Nominations Open for the 2020-2021 By-Elections

We have four open positions on the executive team! Nominate yourself before October 26th.