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2024

2024

  • Canada’s Pathways to Net-Zero Emissions / Vers un Canada carboneutre
    Canada’s Pathways to Net-Zero Emissions / Vers un Canada carboneutre
    Wed, Feb 07
    Zoom
    Feb 07, 2024, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST
    Zoom
    Feb 07, 2024, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST
    Zoom
    With the support of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, join Science & Policy Exchange for a public forum to discuss how policies and new technologies can intersect and operate cooperatively to support Canada’s target of net-zero emissions by 2050.
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2023

2023

  • EDI in Action : Inspiring Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) across the Canadian science policy landscape
    EDI in Action : Inspiring Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) across the Canadian science policy landscape
    Oct 12, 2023, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Zoom
    Join SPE in this panel to discuss how graduate students and early-career professionals from a variety of backgrounds can pursue an alternative path to academia and perhaps a career in science policy and/or government. Thank you to the Canadian Commission for UNESCO for supporting this event!
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  • SPE Public Forum:  Empowering Patient Voices: Policy Change for Inclusive Health Care Research
    SPE Public Forum:  Empowering Patient Voices: Policy Change for Inclusive Health Care Research
    Jun 21, 2023, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT
    Zoom
    This will be the opportunity for you to ask questions about patient engagement in health research and learn why it is important to bring researchers and patients together to develop policies and strategies that align with both stakeholders’ needs.
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  • SPE Café: Building a Sustainable and Inclusive Food System in Canada
    SPE Café: Building a Sustainable and Inclusive Food System in Canada
    Wed, Mar 22
    Zoom
    Mar 22, 2023, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EDT
    Zoom
    Mar 22, 2023, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EDT
    Zoom
    Dr. Alison Blay-Palmer, with our moderator Dr. Monika Korzun, will discuss ways to improve the Canadian food system. This talk will be followed by small group discussions (in English and French).
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2022

2022

  • SPE 2022-2023 Elections
    SPE 2022-2023 Elections
    Thu, Dec 01
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc
    Dec 01, 2022, 6:00 p.m.
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc
    Dec 01, 2022, 6:00 p.m.
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc
    The SPE elections are upon us and we have many positions to fill! Are you a student looking to get involved in science policy? Are you passionate about topics related to #SciPol, #SciComm, #SciDip, #EDI, #CanPol and #QcPol? Then consider joining Science and Policy Exchange!
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  • Meet SPE: Science Policy Talks
    Meet SPE: Science Policy Talks
    Wed, Nov 23
    Online Event
    Nov 23, 2022, 6:00 p.m.
    Online Event
    Nov 23, 2022, 6:00 p.m.
    Online Event
    Get Your Science On, Let’s Talk Policy !!! 🚨Join this FREE online webinar and meet members of the Science & Policy Exchange team to learn more about who we are, what we've done, and what we plan to do in the upcoming year.
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  • Food Security in Canada: A public health and policy perspective
    Food Security in Canada: A public health and policy perspective
    Tue, Oct 04
    Online Event
    Oct 04, 2022, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EDT
    Online Event
    Oct 04, 2022, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EDT
    Online Event
    Did you know that 1 in 8 Canadian households are fighting food insecurity? Find out what can be done to help during the next SPE Public Forum: Food Security in Canada. Join us and three expert panelists for this interactive forum event to learn and discuss the impact of food security in Canada from
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  • Nutrition in the Age of Misinformation
    Nutrition in the Age of Misinformation
    Thu, Jun 23
    Online Event
    Jun 23, 2022, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT
    Online Event
    Jun 23, 2022, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT
    Online Event
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  • Unlocking Science: The Rise of Open Science in Canada - Perspectives from Early Career Researchers
    Unlocking Science: The Rise of Open Science in Canada - Perspectives from Early Career Researchers
    Thu, Jun 02
    Online Event
    Jun 02, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT
    Online Event
    Jun 02, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT
    Online Event
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  • Drug policies in Canada: towards decriminalization and legalization
    Drug policies in Canada: towards decriminalization and legalization
    Thu, Mar 31
    Online Event
    Mar 31, 2022, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EDT
    Online Event
    Mar 31, 2022, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EDT
    Online Event
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2021

2021

  • #MeetSPE: Science Policy Talks
    #MeetSPE: Science Policy Talks
    Wed, Oct 13
    Online Event
    Oct 13, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT
    Online Event
    Oct 13, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT
    Online Event
    Join us to learn about Science & Policy Exchange's activities over the past year and what we have planned in the future!
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  • L'ÉDI en action : Meilleures pratiques et orientations futures
    L'ÉDI en action : Meilleures pratiques et orientations futures
    Mon, Sep 27
    Zoom
    Sep 27, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT
    Zoom
    Sep 27, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT
    Zoom
    Un atelier en quatre parties sur l'ÉDI, qui présente les perspectives de Dimensions du CRSNG, des praticiens de l'ÉDI et des étudiants.
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  • Les voix de la relève dans l'élaboration des politiques : Les perspectives du H-POD et du DSP
    Les voix de la relève dans l'élaboration des politiques : Les perspectives du H-POD et du DSP
    Fri, Sep 24
    Online Event
    Sep 24, 2021, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT
    Online Event
    Sep 24, 2021, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT
    Online Event
    📢 Le H-POD et Dialogue Sciences & Politiques vous convoquent à leur webinaire: Les voix de la relève dans l'élaboration des politiques : Les perspectives du H-POD et du DSP.
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  • EDI in Action: Best Practices and Future Directions
    EDI in Action: Best Practices and Future Directions
    Sat, Sep 11
    Online Event
    Sep 11, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT
    Online Event
    Sep 11, 2021, 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT
    Online Event
    Science & Policy Exchange brings you a four-part EDI workshop bringing perspectives from NSERC's Dimensions, EDI practitioners and students
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  • Cascading Resource Scarcity: Science Diplomacy at the Intersection of Climate Change
    Cascading Resource Scarcity: Science Diplomacy at the Intersection of Climate Change
    Thu, Jul 22
    Online Event
    Jul 22, 2021, 11:00 a.m. EDT
    Online Event
    Jul 22, 2021, 11:00 a.m. EDT
    Online Event
    Science & Policy Exchange (SPE) is organizing an interactive science diplomacy simulation with a opportunity to develop your knowledge & skills through a real-world policy discussion scenario and exposing them to the complexities of policy development involving multiple stakeholders.
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  • Paths Towards Science Policy: A Career Phase Transition
    Paths Towards Science Policy: A Career Phase Transition
    Fri, Jun 18
    Online Event
    Jun 18, 2021, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Online Event
    Jun 18, 2021, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Online Event
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  • SPE Café: Research excellence: what it means and how to evaluate it?
    SPE Café: Research excellence: what it means and how to evaluate it?
    Mon, May 10
    Online Event
    May 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Online Event
    May 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Online Event
    Round table discussion about Research Excellence and how to better evaluate it through policy solutions
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  • SPE Forum: Health and Misinformation: Disentangling Truth & Falsehood /
    SPE Forum: Health and Misinformation: Disentangling Truth & Falsehood /
    Mon, Mar 29
    Webinar
    Mar 29, 2021, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Webinar
    Mar 29, 2021, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Webinar
    Misinformation and its prevalence can have a detrimental impact on health and policy, here we tackle it by implementing tools and policies
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  • Bursting the academic bubble
    Bursting the academic bubble
    Thu, Feb 18
    Online Event
    Feb 18, 2021, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Online Event
    Feb 18, 2021, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Online Event
    Join SPE in our upcoming expert panel "Bursting the academic bubble". We'll discuss the challenges, resources and policies for a career outside academia.
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  • AI & Disruptive Technologies in Healthcare
    AI & Disruptive Technologies in Healthcare
    Thu, Jan 21
    Online Event
    Jan 21, 2021, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST
    Online Event
    Jan 21, 2021, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST
    Online Event
    In this public forum, we will discuss the role of AI and other disruptive technologies in healthcare as well as policy solutions
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2020

2020

  • SPE Forum: Healthy Aging in Canada, Lessons & perspectives from COVID-19
    SPE Forum: Healthy Aging in Canada, Lessons & perspectives from COVID-19
    Wed, Oct 14
    Online event
    Oct 14, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT
    Online event
    Oct 14, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT
    Online event
    Public Forum bringing experts in public health and policy to discuss the future of aging in Canada
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  • Graduate Students' Mental Health : Current Landscape and Future needs in Canada (1)
    Graduate Students' Mental Health : Current Landscape and Future needs in Canada (1)
    Thu, Sep 17
    Webinar
    Sep 17, 2020, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
    Webinar
    Sep 17, 2020, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
    Webinar
    Webinar about the present state of Mental Health in Canada and future policies to address the issues
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  • Graduate Students' Mental Health : Current Landscape and Future needs in Canada
    Graduate Students' Mental Health : Current Landscape and Future needs in Canada
    Thu, Sep 03
    Webinar
    Sep 03, 2020, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT
    Webinar
    Sep 03, 2020, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT
    Webinar
    Webinar about the present state of Mental Health in Canada and future policies to address the issues
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  • SPE Café, Sexual Harassment: How Can Academia Do Better?
    SPE Café, Sexual Harassment: How Can Academia Do Better?
    Wed, Feb 26
    Club Insiders (anti-café/co-work)
    Feb 26, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Club Insiders (anti-café/co-work), 2067 Rue Crescent #205, Montréal, QC H3G 2C1, Canada
    Feb 26, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Club Insiders (anti-café/co-work), 2067 Rue Crescent #205, Montréal, QC H3G 2C1, Canada
    Join us in our next instalScience & Policy Exchange - Dialogue sciences et politiques for a policy discussion on Sexual Harassment in Academia - an open roundtable discussion on the current policies in academia, and the reach of these policies at the institutional, provincial, and federal level.
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2019

2019

  • Science and student groups launch #VoteScience campaign in advance of the federal election
    Science and student groups launch #VoteScience campaign in advance of the federal election
    Mon, Oct 21
    https://www.votescience.ca/
    Oct 21, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
    https://www.votescience.ca/
    Oct 21, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
    https://www.votescience.ca/
    A coalition of Canadian science groups is launching a national non-partisan #VoteScience campaign to send the message that Canadians care about science and to help scientists and all Canadians engage with their local candidates to push for policies that support science and evidence-based decision-ma
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  • #SPEForum — Waste Streams: Can we stem the plastic tide?
    #SPEForum — Waste Streams: Can we stem the plastic tide?
    Tue, Aug 20
    BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque
    Aug 20, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
    BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque, 475 Boulevard de Maisonneuve East, Montréal, QC H2L 5C4, Canada
    Aug 20, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
    BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque, 475 Boulevard de Maisonneuve East, Montréal, QC H2L 5C4, Canada
    How does plastic end up in waterways and oceans? What happens to this plastic? What is the magnitude of the plastic problem in Quebec and Canada, and how do we compare to other provinces/cities? What are the challenges for reducing plastic waste for consumers?
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  •  SPE Café: Demystifying zero waste Breaking down the barriers to zero waste lifestyle
     SPE Café: Demystifying zero waste Breaking down the barriers to zero waste lifestyle
    Tue, Jul 30
    294 Rue Sainte-Catherine O
    Jul 30, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
    294 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, 294 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H2X 2A1, Canada
    Jul 30, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
    294 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, 294 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H2X 2A1, Canada
    Science and Policy Exchange in collaboration with Climatable is hosting a Science Policy Café, the second installment of a three part series aimed to intersect science policy and the current climate crisis.
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  •  #SPEForum: Zero Waste Cities—Reality or Fantasy?
     #SPEForum: Zero Waste Cities—Reality or Fantasy?
    Tue, Jun 04
    BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque
    Jun 04, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque, 475 Boulevard de Maisonneuve East, Montréal, QC H2L 5C4, Canada
    Jun 04, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque, 475 Boulevard de Maisonneuve East, Montréal, QC H2L 5C4, Canada
    What are the challenges and opportunities for transforming into a #zerowaste (ZW) city which benefit both the quality of life and help reduce ecological footprint? What is the magnitude of the plastic problem in Quebec and Montreal, and how we compare to other provinces/cities?
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  • SPE Café: Your voice matters. What do you want them to hear?
    SPE Café: Your voice matters. What do you want them to hear?
    Thu, Apr 04
    La Récréation
    Apr 04, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
    La Récréation, 404 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2L 1N6, Canada
    Apr 04, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
    La Récréation, 404 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2L 1N6, Canada
    Science and Policy Exchange is hosting a Science Policy Café series to spark discussion on how to advocate for evidence based science policy and engage our provincial MLAs and federal MPs.
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  • #SPESciAdvice: A science advice workshop for the next generation
    #SPESciAdvice: A science advice workshop for the next generation
    Sat, Mar 16
    John Molson School of Business
    Mar 16, 2019, 9:00 a.m.
    John Molson School of Business, 1450 Rue Guy, Montréal, QC H3H 0A1, Canada
    Mar 16, 2019, 9:00 a.m.
    John Molson School of Business, 1450 Rue Guy, Montréal, QC H3H 0A1, Canada
    We at Science & Policy Exchange are conducting a #SPESciAdvice workshop for students and early career researchers (ECR).
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2018

2018

  •  SPE Café: Time flies when you’re having funds: the early career perspective on scholarships and fellowships
     SPE Café: Time flies when you’re having funds: the early career perspective on scholarships and fellowships
    Thu, Nov 01
    La Récréation
    Nov 01, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
    La Récréation, 404 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2L 1N6, Canada
    Nov 01, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
    La Récréation, 404 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2L 1N6, Canada
    Our November Science Policy Café series, this Café will examine federal funding policy from the early-career researcher perspective: that of grad students and post docs.
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  • Survey on Graduate Student & Postdoc Funding
    Survey on Graduate Student & Postdoc Funding
    Tue, Oct 09
    Location is TBD
    Oct 09, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
    Location is TBD
    Oct 09, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
    Location is TBD
    Science & Policy Exchange (SPE) wants to hear what YOU think about Canadian federal funding for students and postdoctoral fellows.
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  • From Pain Relief to Crisis: What is the Place of Opioids in 2018? (Public Forum)
    From Pain Relief to Crisis: What is the Place of Opioids in 2018? (Public Forum)
    Wed, Aug 29
    BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque
    Aug 29, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
    BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque, 475 Boulevard de Maisonneuve East, Montréal, QC H2L 5C4, Canada
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