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!

Open Science 101

What is Open Science? This workshop led by Dr. Monica Granados on Feb 23 at 6 PM EST will teach you some of the basics of open science and how to make science more accessible. Dr. Granados will walk us through how open science works and the benefits and challenges associated with open science.

TSPN Talks with Dr. Julie Marentette

On March 10th at 12 pm, Dr. Julie Marentette, Senior Science Advisor at Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Dr. Marentette will discuss navigating science-policy interfaces, and her experience as a scientist and science advisor for the federal government.


TSPN Talks with
Dr. Masha Cemma

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

Welcome to the newest members of the TSPN team.

Following our Fall By-elections we welcome Sophie, Kaitlin, Camilla, and Ben to the TSPN Executive Team.

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]