Science Policy 101

Are you a scientist (or a science student) wanting to know how your work can help guide policy decisions? Or a policymaker wanting to know how to leverage scientific knowledge to be more effective at your job?

Join us for an interactive session exploring the core themes, institutions, and methods of modern science policy.

Monday, October 21, 2013, 9:00-17:00
Desmarais Building Rm. 12-102, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa

Professionals: $250
Students & Trainees: $125
EarlyBird Rates for Students: $75 before October 4

Led by three science policy experts, this full-day workshop will cover themes including science for policy, policy for science, and knowledge translation using a mixture of group work, open discussion, presentations, and a science policy career panel. Whether you are a seasoned professional or budding student, our Science Policy 101 program can help expand your knowledge, skills and networks in the world of science policy.

*Financial assistance is available upon request to those lacking resources. Requests can be made by email to sciencepolicy101[@]gmail.com.*

Science policy experts:


Jason Blackstock
Deputy Head of Department, Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, University College London (UCL STEaPP)



Jeff Kinder
Manager, S&T Strategy, Office of the Chief Scientist, Natural Resources Canada



Marcius Extavour
Director of Corporate Partnerships, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of Toronto


A poster for the workshop is available here.

For more information on the location of the workshop, please visit the Venue page.