Featured Events

SPE Forum: Healthy Aging in Canada, Lessons & perspectives from COVID-19
Wed, Oct 14
Online event
Oct 14, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 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)
Thu, Sep 17
Webinar
Sep 17, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM 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?
Wed, Feb 26
Club Insiders (anti-café/co-work)
Feb 26, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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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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 PM
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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2019

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 PM
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?
Tue, Aug 20
BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque
Aug 20, 2019, 6:00 PM
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
Tue, Jul 30
294 Rue Sainte-Catherine O
Jul 30, 2019, 7:00 PM
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?
Tue, Jun 04
BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque
Jun 04, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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?
Thu, Apr 04
La Récréation
Apr 04, 2019, 7:00 PM
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
Sat, Mar 16
John Molson School of Business
Mar 16, 2019, 9:00 AM
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

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 PM
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
Tue, Oct 09
Location is TBD
Oct 09, 2018, 7:00 PM
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)
Wed, Aug 29
BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque
Aug 29, 2018, 6:00 PM
BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque, 475 Boulevard de Maisonneuve East, Montréal, QC H2L 5C4, Canada
We've got a brand new #SPEforum series coming up this summer - we're bringing experts from the scientific, social, industry, and policy perspectives together to talk about on #cannabis & #opioids in #Canada! Tickets (free!) available for the third and final forum.
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Science & Policy Pub Night
Thu, Jul 26
Mckibbin's
Jul 26, 2018, 7:00 PM
Mckibbin's, 1426 Rue Bishop, Montréal, QC H3G 2E6, Canada
Come to meet us and talk about #scipol #scicomm #scidip #EDI and more!
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Higher Learning: What to Expect When You're Expecting to Legalize Cannabis (Public Forum)
Mon, Jul 09
BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque
Jul 09, 2018, 6:00 PM
BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque, 475 Boulevard de Maisonneuve East, Montréal, QC H2L 5C4, Canada
We’ve got a brand new #SPEforum series coming up this summer - we're bringing experts from the scientific, social, industry, and policy perspectives together to talk about on #cannabis & #opioids in #Canada!
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Higher Learning: Lessons Learned from Medical Cannabis in Canada (Public Forum)
Mon, Jun 18
BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque
Jun 18, 2018, 6:00 PM
BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque, 475 Boulevard de Maisonneuve East, Montréal, QC H2L 5C4, Canada
We’ve got a brand new #SPEforum series coming up this summer - we're bringing experts from the scientific, social, industry, and policy perspectives together to talk about on #cannabis & #opioids in #Canada!
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Students & Science Diplomacy Workshop
Wed, May 16
McGill University
May 16, 2018, 7:00 PM
McGill University, 845 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3A 0G4, Canada
The “Students & Diplomacy event” is comprised of a public forum, an arctic council simulation exercise, and panel discussions with science diplomacy stakeholders.
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Negotiating the Arctic: A Science Diplomacy Perspective (Public Forum)
Wed, May 16
McIntyre Medical Building
May 16, 2018, 7:00 PM
McIntyre Medical Building, 3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montreal, QC H3G 1Y6, Canada
It is home to some of the most interesting science Canada has to offer, including unique state-of-the-art research stations like PEARL (the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory) and CHARS (the Canada High Arctic Research Station).
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Marijuana legalization - where do we go from here?
Thu, Mar 22
La Récréation
Mar 22, 2018, 5:30 PM
La Récréation, 404 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2L 1N6, Canada
Our March Science Policy Café series will address the implications of Marijuana legalization in Canada. What regulations are needed in Quebec, specifically for youth?! What are the health risks of legalization on youth, and what are the interventions/policies required to combat these risks?!
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Students as Stakeholders in Science Diplomacy: Outlook for Today and Tomorrow
Sat, Mar 17
Hotel Omni Mont-Royal
Mar 17, 2018, 7:00 PM
Hotel Omni Mont-Royal, 1050 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3A 2R6, Canada
As an entirely student run organization, the central aim of Science & Policy Exchange is to bring a student voice to science policy matters at the provincial, federal, and international levels.
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