We wish to acknowledge the history of the lands on which we are each living on. Canada is home to many different Indigenous peoples. We ask that each of you take a moment to research, learn about, and reflect upon the Indigenous people whose lands you are currently on. For example, many of our members reside in the Greater Toronto Area. We are located on the traditional territory of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnaabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties, and is within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement. It is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
The Toronto Science Policy Network (TSPN) is a student-run science policy group at the University of Toronto, which provides a platform for students (graduate & undergraduate), as well as post doctoral researchers, to learn more about and engage in science policy. We welcome everyone from any discipline and department to join us, regardless of whether you study/work in the sciences, social sciences or humanities.
You do not need to be a student or affiliated with the University of Toronto in order to become a member. As a group, we host various events and workshops on different aspects of the science-policy interface, and have led various science advocacy campaigns, including the #VoteScience campaign in 2019.