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Wednesday, November 13 • 8:00am - 11:45am
Symposium - Science Policy 101 Workshop

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Organized by: The Canadian Science Policy Centre (CSPC)

Curious about science policy?

This pre-conference workshop will provide a gateway into the world of science policy and is targeted particularly to those new to the field. You will gain an understanding of what science policy is and how it works through a morning of presentations, interactive exercises and discussion. The workshop will help you understand the science policy landscape and expand your network. We welcome active participants from all backgrounds with an interest in science policy, whether in the sciences, engineering, public policy and administration, business, communications, arts or something else entirely.


08:00 Welcome and ice-breaker exercise
08:30 Introduction to science policy
09:30 Thinking about opportunities in science policy
10:15 Health Break
10:30 Science Policy Art
10:45 Panel discussion on INGSA science policy workshops
11:15 Stakeholder identification exercise
11:45 Adjourn

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Jeff Kinder

Executive Director, Science and Innovation, Institute on Governance
Jeff has over 30 years of experience in government science, technology 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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Mehrdad Hariri

President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Science Policy Centre
Mehrdad Hariri is the founder and CEO of the Canadian Science Policy Centre, the leading not-profit hub for science, technology and innovation policy in Canada. He is also a member of the Innovation Leadership Council (ILC) of Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA), a board... Read More →
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Marc Saner

Full Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, University of Ottawa
Marc Saner is Full Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Ottawa, Canada (cross-appointed at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the Institute for Science, Society and Policy).His interests are the science/policy... Read More →
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Paul Dufour

Principal, Paulicyworks
Paul Dufour has been senior adviser in science policy with several Canadian agencies and organizations over the course of the past 35 years. Among these: senior program specialist with the International Development Research Centre, and interim Executive Director at the former Office... Read More →
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Rachael Maxwell

Genome Canada, Manager of Public Affairs and Communications
Rachael Maxwell joined Genome Canada in 2018 and serves as the Manager of Public Affairs and Communications, where she manages the planning and execution of communication and stakeholder activities. Previously, Rachael worked at Mitacs as the Program Lead for the Canadian Science... Read More →
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Alice Raine

Director, Arrell Food Institute, University of Guelph
Alice is a Director at the University of Guelph’s Arrell Food Institute. The Institute was launched in 2017 witha mandate to use the University’s deep and applied agrifood expertise to elevate the place of food in national and international conversations. Her role spans team leadership... Read More →

Wednesday November 13, 2019 8:00am - 11:45am EST
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