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Wednesday, November 1 • 08:30 - 12:00
Science Policy 101/ Politique scientifique 101
Organized by CSPC

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Curious about science policy? Whether trying to make a difference or demonstrating impact to funders, the need to engage effectively with policy- makers are increasingly part of the research endeavour. But even many of the most experienced research faculty balk at the barriers to bringing their research to the decision-table. For early career researchers and graduate students, the barriers are even higher – as are the rewards.
This workshop will provide a gateway into the world of science policy. You will gain an understanding of what science policy is and how it works through a morning of interactive exercises and discussion. We welcome active participants from all backgrounds, whether in the sciences, engineering, public policy, and administration, business, communications, arts or something else entirely. With an interest in science policy, this workshop is the place to share and expand knowledge, develop skills, and start building a network of interesting people in the world of science policy.

Science Policy 101 workshop agenda
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome and icebreaker (Jeff Kinder)
9:00 - 10:00 Introduction to Science Policy (Jeff Kinder)
10:00 - 10:15 Health break
10:15 – 11:15 Science for Policy Exercise (Silke Nebel)
11:15 - 12:00 Panel: “How YOU can get involved in science policy”
Panel members: Jeff Kinder, Silke Nebel, Kori St-Cyr, Brooke Struck

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Jeff Kinder

Director, Innovation Lab, Institute on Governance
Jeff has almost 30 years of experience in government science and innovation policy in the US and Canada. His US experience includes the National Science Foundation, the National Academies and the Naval Research Laboratory.  In Canada, Jeff has worked at Industry Canada, Natural... Read More →
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Silke Nebel

Science to Action Consulting, Principal
Silke Nebel holds a PhD in Biology and has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers. Before moving to London, Ontario, she did research on bird migration at research institutions in Canada, Panama, the Netherlands, and Australia. She currently teaches science policy at the graduate... Read More →
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Kori St-Cyr

Senior Advisor, Science Strategies, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Kori St-Cyr is a science strategy and knowledge translation professional committed to working at the interface of science, partnership development and public policy. As a Senior Advisor with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Kori provides strategic leadership and advice... Read More →
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Brooke Struck

Policy Analyst, Science-Metrix Inc.
Brooke Struck is the main policy analyst at Science-Metrix, a firm specialising in the qualitative and quantitative evaluation of research & innovation programs. His main role is to translate between the technical and methodological dimensions and the policy context at hand, ensuring... Read More →

Wednesday November 1, 2017 08:30 - 12:00 EDT
GATINEAU – ROOM 205/207 Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2