All Canadians benefit from our country’s continued success in scientific discovery and progress. Despite this, science doesn’t usually get a lot of attention during elections, and this needs to change. That’s why on Thursday 10th October 2019, the Molecular Genetics’ Graduate Student Association and the Toronto Science Policy Network are co-hosting an introductory workshop to science advocacy, and the ways you can take action via the national non-partisan #VoteScience campaign.
This hands-on #VoteScience workshop will feature:
- Guest speaker Dr. Amanda Veri (Research Associate, University of Toronto) who will walk attendees through getting started in science advocacy, and share practical tips in a talk titled: “Exploring new waters: how to dive into science advocacy.”
- An opportunity for action, where we will guide attendees through either taking a #VoteScience selfie, writing postcards to candidates in their riding, or crafting op-eds (using a handy letter to the editor e-tool!) on why science needs to be an election issue.
We encourage workshop attendees to bring along their laptops if possible! By registering and/or attending this event you agree to follow and observe our code of conduct (below).
Register here: https://lets-vote-science-workshop.eventbrite.ca.
We hope to see you there!