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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!

October 13th Meeting

We invite everyone interested in volunteering for TSPN or running in the fall by-elections to come to our Zoom meeting on October 13th at 4 PM ET! We’ll be planning out events for the fall semester, including talks and panels.

Fall 2021 By-Elections

We’re currently new members for our 2021-2022 exec team! Nominations are open from October 8th to 29th.

Policy Memo Publication

We are thrilled to announce that our first policy memo was published in the Journal of Science Policy & Governance. This memo looks at how Canadian federal graduate research awards can be made more accessible.

News

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.

TSPN Talks with Dr. Julie Marentette

Missed our talk with Dr. Julie Marentette? Watch the recording on YouTube or read the summary on Medium.

  • 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, […]