TSPN Talks

We invite scientists to share lessons learned from their past research and science policy experiences. Here are the talks we have held to date.

November 15 2021

TSPN Talks Science Communication

Interested in learning about how to communicate your research online or on social media? Join the STEAM Sisters for our next TSPN Talk on Science Communication! This event is sponsored by the University of Toronto’s Student Initiative Fund.

June 24 2021

TSPN Talks Knowledge Translation

This Summer we hosted Dr. Monika Kastner , Research Chair in Knowledge Translation & Implementation at North York General Hospital. She gave us a run down on what exactly Knowledge Translation is and it’s pros and cons.

April 8 2021

TSPN Talks Science Diplomacy

 Dr. Marga Gual Soler spoke to us on how diplomacy plays a role in international science and how science can have impacts on diplomacy.

March 10 2021

We hosted Dr. Julie Marentette for an online talk on navigating science-policy interfaces and moving from science to policy advising. This event was sponsored by the University of Toronto’s Student Initiative Fund.


December 17 2020

Academia to Policy Transition: Four years later

We hosted Dr. Masha Cemma for an online talk, who discussed navigating a career path from PhD graduate to Policy Advisor. This event was sponsored by the University of Toronto’s Student Initiative Fund.


January 23 2020

The Future We Want

We hosted Councillor Jennifer McKelvie at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough Campus, in a TSPN Talk titled “The Future We Want”. Dr. McKelvie is the City Councillor for Ward 25 (Scarborough-Rouge Park) and has a background in geology. This talk was sponsored by the Graduate Students’ Association at Scarborough (GSAS).


June 20 2019

Decisions, Decisions: Engaging the public for knowledge-based decisions

We hosted Dr. Molly Shoichet at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus for a discussion on how we can engage the public in knowledge-based decision making. This event was possible through funding from the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean (Scarborough).

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