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.


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.

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!

The Role of Science in Public Policy

On Wednesday October 21st at 5 pm, join TSPN for a virtual workshop featuring Dr. Maurice Bitran, a professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. The workshop will touch on how decisions are made in government, who provides the science to policy makers, and how science is used to develop policy. There will be an opportunity to interact, ask questions, and connect with Dr. Bitran and fellow attendees.