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It is indisputable that science is shaping our life; from the greatest discoveries in health care improving our quality of life to technological innovations modifying the way we interact with our environment, the world as we know it is constantly changing. All these advances are giving rise to new kind of concerns from the public worried about their safety, privacy and ability to manage an ever-increasing overload of information. In the face of this innovation boom, smart science policies that understand, guide and regulate the evolution of science innovation are more than ever a real challenge.

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STEM Working Group

Have you craved for a more practical curriculum that brings academics to the real world? Have you wondered about the relationship between your degree and your employability?

A recent report by the Council of Canadian Academies suggests that STEM education is a necessary but not...Read More »


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2015 SPE STEM Event

On November 28 2015, SPE hosted a Working Group on STEM education where we brought together students and experts in STEM fields across academic, government and industry sectors in order to devise guidelines for federal government to improve the way STEM education is imparted. Invited panel of experts, included Josephine...Read More »


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How Evidence Leads to Policy (HELP): Survey of North American Health Researchers

Researchers at McGill University’s Institute of Health and Social Policy are conducting the “How Evidence Leads to Policy” (HELP) Study, a survey of North American health researchers’ perceptions regarding evidence-informed health policy. The HELP Survey is part of a larger effort to develop strategies and...Read More »

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