The Toronto Science Policy Network aims to provide a platform for students (graduate and undergraduate) as well as post-doctoral researchers to learn more about and engage in science policy. TSPN is open to all disciplines and not bound to one particular department at the University of Toronto and is inclusive of all areas of research. Activities will include workshops, speaker series, public forums, and networking events. TSPN will raise awareness and provide basic training on the topic of science policy for all interested students and postdocs. TSPN will work with the community to advocate for science-based policy and hopes to promote communication on the science behind key policy topics. TSPN will also work towards building a directory of science policy careers adjacent to and outside of academia, as well as providing information and events geared towards finding work in science policy after graduation.
Code of Conduct
TSPN is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of TSPN volunteers or event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any TSPN activities, including meetings, talks, workshops, parties, events, Twitter, and other online media. Individuals violating these rules may be sanctioned or asked to leave the event at the discretion of the event organisers.