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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!

Just the Facts: Canada’s Green Energy Infrastructure Programs

Join us on May 6th at 6 pm for a moderated panel and Q&A focusing on how funding programs within Natural Resources Canada work. How do projects get selected and what impact do these projects have on our communities?

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 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, […]
  • On March 10th, we held a virtual TSPN Talks with Dr. Julie Marentette, Senior Science Advisor at Fisheries and Oceans Canada. This talk focused on the interface between science and […]
  • In late February, TSPN hosted Dr. Monica Granados for a workshop on Open Science. Dr. Granados walked the audience through what open science is, why it’s useful and how we […]
  • On December 17th, we held a virtual TSPN Talks with Dr. Masha Cemma, Policy Advisor to the Chief Science Advisor of Canada. This event gave the UofT community as well […]