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.
- Recap of #JustTheFacts: Driving Toronto’s Transit System ForwardOn November 12th we held a virtual Just the Facts panel featuring three Toronto transit experts. This event gave the UofT community and general […]
- 21 October 2020TSPN was excited to start the 2020–2021 academic year with a workshop on the Role of Science in Public Policy. We had the privilege of hosting Dr. Maurice Bitran […]
- TSPN would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who came out to attend our Evidence To Policy 101 Workshop on Thursday 27th February 2020. We had the […]
- On Thursday 23rd January 2020, the Toronto Science Policy Network hosted Councillor Jennifer McKelvie at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough Campus, in a TSPN Talk titled “The Future We Want”. […]