CSPC 2016 HIGHLIGHTS
The Biggest Canadian Science Policy Conference Yet!
News and Updates
Innovation150 will celebrate our country’s inventive past and help spark ideas and ingenuity to propel our future. Five leading science outreach organizations are collaborating in the delivery of this Canada 150 Signature Initiative from the Department of Canadian Heritage. Please join the CSPC lunch presentation on Wednesday, November 9th, with Canadian Heritage and Greg Dick of Perimeter Institute, to learn more about the outreach partnership, activities, tour dates, and your opportunities to get involved.
The award will be presented by the Hon. Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science. This award recognizes a young individual (student, postdoctoral fellow, researcher, entrepreneur, etc.) under the age of 35 who proposes an innovative and compelling evidence based policy that will make a positive difference to Canadians. The award is designed not only to highlight innovative, evidence driven policy ideas, but also to encourage innovative young people to share their policy ideas. CSPC is proud to have launched the Young Science Policy Award in 2013, in recognition and promotion of the engagement of new generation of scientists and policy makers into science policy.
CSPC will be hosting a special pub night on November 8th at D’Arcy McGee’s (44 Sparks St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5A8) to provide a venue to view the US Election Results Coverage.
To make sure our tweets are reaching as many people as possible, we need your help! Please follow, like & retweet what you see @sciencepolicy and write your own tweets using #CSPC2016. As an incentive, we are running a competition with great prizes for the most liked/retweeted original tweet using #CSPC2016. If you have a tweet you think is a contender, please send it via Direct Message by November 1st to@sciencepolicy so we can see which tweet has flown the furthest! Prizes include the choice of a free conference registration, a promotional flyer in the CSPC conference pack, or a tablet.
We are starting the conference early! Each Wednesday from 12pm – 1pm (EDT), we will be having a Twitter chat about one of the conference themes. You can join us by following the hashtag #CSPCchat, answering the questions, and liking/retweeting answers.
Five Day-Long Symposiums
- 2nd National Symposium on “Evidence-Based Decision Making” – organized by Council of Canadian Academies
- 2nd National Symposium on “Science Diplomacy” – organized by CSPC
- 1st symposium on “Diversity in Science” – organized by Faculty of Science, Ryerson University
- 1st Canadian Symposium on “Space Policy” – organized by Canadian Space Commerce Association
- “Nuts and Bolts Workshop” – organized by CSPC
2016 Conference Themes
A New Culture of Policy Making and Evidence-based Decision-making: Horizons and Challenges A New Innovation Agenda for Canada: What Are We Building? Science Funding Review: New Visions and New Directions Clean Energy and Climate Change as Global Priorities: Implications for Canada? Canada's Return to the International Stage: How Can Science Help Foreign Policy?