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!

Annual General Meeting – Aug 19 @ 5 pm ET

Join us on Friday August 19th from 5-7 pm ET for our AGM! We will be discussing TSPN, what we’ve done this past year, and open executive/volunteer positions.

Executive Team Elections

We are accepting nominations for all exec team positions for the 2022-23 year! Nominations are open Aug 2 to 23.

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 Panel: Digital Economy

In this panel, we invited speakers to discuss how big data & AI affect privacy & justice.

TSPN Panel: Intro to Science Advocacy

We hosted a moderated panel and Q&A session on science advocacy, and how scientists at any career stage (including trainees) can get involved.

  • On Wednesday November 24th 2021, the Toronto Science Policy Network (TSPN) hosted an interactive talk on science communication by the STEAM Sisters, who shared their experiences and gave advice on […]
  • 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, […]