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

Toronto Science Policy Network
2 min readJan 24, 2020


On June 20th, 2019, TSPN will be hosting Dr. Molly Shoichet at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus for a discussion on how we can engage the public in knowledge based decision making.

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This event is made possible through funding from the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean (Scarborough). By registering and/or attending this event you agree to follow and observe TSPN’s Code of Conduct.


Dr. Molly Shoichet is a University Professor, who is cross-appointed to the Departments of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry and Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. She is an expert in the fields of polymer synthesis, biomaterials design and drug delivery in the nervous system, having published over 500 papers, patents and abstracts, and has trained over 180 scientists in the past two decades. Shoichet is the only person ever to be inducted into all three of Canada’s National Academies (the Canadian Academy of Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences), and holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair position in Tissue Engineering. From November 2017 to June 2018, Shoichet served as Ontario’s Chief Scientist. Dr. Shoichet also helped to found Research2Reality, platform which highlights the research being conducted across Canada.


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