Consultations

White Paper

The Science & Policy Exchange STEM Working Group convened STEM students and experts representing perspectives from academic, government, and private sectors to discuss current challenges and opportunities in Canadian STEM Education. The Working Group identified issues such as an over-reliance on memorization and a lack of career awareness, critical skills expected by employers, and reliable information to evaluate programs.

Survey on Graduate Student & Postdoc Funding

Download preliminary results for our survey on scholarships and fellowships! as PDF

Students as Stakeholders in Science Diplomacy

It is with great pleasure that we present to you this report, summarizing fruitful discussions on the role of students in science diplomacy. In advance of Canada’s G7 presidency, numerous discussions in Québec and Canada highlighted the intersection of science and diplomacy and pointed to a key recommendation which remains unexplored: to advance science diplomacy, we must engage students and early career scientists. 

Sondage sur les bourses fédérales

Téléchargez nos résultats préliminaires sur notre sondage sur les bourses fédérales en PDF

Les étudiants, comme acteurs de la diplomatie scientifique 

It is with great pleasure that we present to you this report, summarizing fruitful discussions on the role of students in science diplomacy. In advance of Canada’s G7 presidency, numerous discussions in Québec and Canada highlighted the intersection of science and diplomacy and pointed to a key recommendation which remains unexplored: to advance science diplomacy, we must engage students and early career scientists. 

SPE Café Reports

Your voice matters

Science and Policy Exchange (SPE) conducted a “SPECafe: Your voice matters. What do you want them to hear?” event on April 4, 2019. The goal was to identify key concerns affecting doctoral students and graduates, postdoctoral fellows (PDF), and early career researchers (ECRs). This report summarizes these issues, offers recommendations to Members of Parliament (MP) and provides guidelines for research trainees to advocate for their interests before the government.

Breaking Gender Barriers in STEMM

This report was generated from discussions among mostly female undergraduate and graduate STEMM students at an our SPE Café on Dec 11, 2017, inspired by the Gender Summit that took place in Montreal on Nov 6-8, 2017. It reflects barriers that participants have experienced or observed during their studies, as well as obstacles they anticipate facing as they pursue their careers. We acknowledge that many institutions have taken steps to address some of the gender barriers identified in this report, and are encouraged by the progress. We are also pleased that gender equity was a key theme in the 2018 Federal Budget and look forward to seeing the Government of Canada advance this as a priority.

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