On Thursday May 6th, 2021 at 6pm, the Toronto Science Policy Network (TSPN) hosted a panel of experts to discuss the Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Green Infrastructure program and Canada’s future in Clean Energy. The panel was moderated by Aisha Bukhari, the Senior Manager at the Advanced Energy Centre at…

On June 24th, TSPN Talks hosted Dr. Monika Kastner, Research Chair of Knowledge Translation and Implementation at North York General Hospital. Dr. Kastner’s talk focused on defining knowledge translation (KT), introducing KT activities, and discussing the challenges and opportunities in KT practice.

Dr. Kastner described KT as an active process…

TSPN hosted Dr. Marga Gual Soler on Thursday April 8th, 2021 at 12pm EST for TSPN Talks Science Diplomacy. Dr. Marga Gual Soler is the founder and director of SciDipGLOBAL, an international strategy, advisory, research and training consultancy in science diplomacy and science-policy interfaces. She has advised the science diplomacy…

On March 22nd, TSPN hosted a discussion about Canada’s housing and healthcare crisis with three leading experts in the field. Moderated by Victoria Gibson, the Toronto Star’s affordable housing reporter, attendees learned about the significant health costs of housing instability and how implementing evidence-based solutions can help.

On the panel…

On March 10th, we held a virtual TSPN Talks with Dr. Julie Marentette, Senior Science Advisor at Fisheries and Oceans Canada. This talk focused on the interface between science and policy, and provided graduate students the opportunity to learn about the role of science advising.

Dr. Marentette began her…

In late February, TSPN hosted Dr. Monica Granados for a workshop on Open Science. Dr. Granados walked the audience through what open science is, why it’s useful and how we can apply it in our own work.

Open science is the belief that science should be accessible to everyone —…

On December 17th, we held a virtual TSPN Talks with Dr. Masha Cemma, Policy Advisor to the Chief Science Advisor of Canada. This event gave the UofT community as well as graduate students across Canada a chance to learn about Dr. …

On November 12th we held a virtual Just the Facts panel featuring three Toronto transit experts. This event gave the UofT community and general public a chance to learn about transit research and policy from the experts.

Moderated by Ben Spurr, Toronto Star’s transportation reporter, our panel included:

  • Cherise…

21 October 2020

TSPN was excited to start the 2020–2021 academic year with a workshop on the Role of Science in Public Policy. We had the privilege of hosting Dr. Maurice Bitran to lead the two hour discussion over zoom.

Dr. Bitran was formerly the CEO of the Ontario Science…

Event poster about the Evidence To Policy 101 workshop which took place on Thursday 27 Feb 2020 at the University of Toronto.

TSPN would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who came out to attend our Evidence To Policy 101 Workshop on Thursday 27th February 2020. We had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Chelsea Rochman — an assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s Ecology & Evolutionary Biology department.

Toronto Science Policy Network

TSPN is a student science policy group at the University of Toronto, where students & researchers can learn more about and engage in science policy.

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