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Wednesday, November 13 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Bringing the social sciences into new policy spaces: solution-oriented case studies and dialogue / Intégrer les sciences sociales dans les nouveaux espaces politiques : études de cas et dialogue orientés vers la recherche de solutions

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Panel Organized by: Office of the Chief Scientist, Natural Resources Canada with the Institute of Environment, University of Ottawa / Bureau du scientifique principal, Ressources naturelles Canada avec l'Institut de l'environnement, l'Université d'Ottawa

There is growing recognition that social science research has an important role to play in decision-making. However, bringing the social sciences into science-policy domains raises questions about interdisciplinarity, expertise, and the weights and types of evidence that inform decision-making.

The panel brings together perspectives from government agencies and academia to discuss case studies on bringing the social sciences into new policy spaces. Participants are invited to engage in dialogue to share tools and practices that have worked in their respective organizations, and to create greater networking opportunities for peer-to-peer learning.


Moderators
avatar for Vik Pant

Vik Pant

Chief Scientist & Chief Science Advisor, Natural Resources Canada
Vik Pant joined Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) as Chief Science Advisor on August19, 2019. In his role, he plays a leadership role in developing and promoting NRCan’s S&T priorities, providing oversight and strategic policy advice on cross-cutting science issues and opportunities... Read More →

Speakers
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Chris McPhee

Innovation Management Specialist, Living Laboratories Initiative, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Chris McPhee is an Innovation Management Specialist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Living Laboratories Initiative, which is an integrated approach to agricultural innovation that brings farmers, scientists, and other partners together to co-develop, test, and monitor new... Read More →
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Nathan Young

Professor of Sociology, University of Ottawa
Nathan Young is Professor of Sociology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. His recent research includes studies of public discourses about climate change, conflicts over fisheries and aquaculture, the role of different types of knowledge in environmental management and decision-making... Read More →
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Brian Pentz

PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
Brian Pentz is PhD Candidate, University of Toronto Scarborough. Brian is interested in environmental governance and management, particularly of marine environments. His graduate research is primarily concerned with understanding the governance of declining and recovering renewable... Read More →
avatar for Elisabeth Gauthier

Elisabeth Gauthier

Research Director, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada
Elisabeth Gauthier has been Research Director at Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service since 2015. She has a Bachelors and Master degree in Science and a Ph.D. in Sociology of Science and has previously worked in other federal departments, including Agriculture and... Read More →


Wednesday November 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Ontario

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