We invite scientists to share lessons learned from their past research and science policy experiences. Here are the talks we have held to date.
TSPN Talks Science Communication
Our first talk of the 2021-2022 year featured the STEAM Sisters, who spoke about their experiences in science communication and how trainees can develop their communication skills. This event was sponsored by the University of Toronto’s Student Initiative Fund.
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.
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.
Navigating Science-Policy Interfaces
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.
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.
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).
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).