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Thursday, November 10 • 13:30 - 15:00
SciComm as a Strategy: Supporting Evidence-Based Decision Making with Targeted Communications

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Organized by: NAPHRO and Canadian Science Publishing

The outputs of scientific research should be applied to inform the choices available to policy decision-makers, yet many barriers prevent the adoption of science into the policy development process. While much has been done to identify the issues contributing to the broken links between science and policy, the time is now for actionable science communication strategies that support evidence-based decision making. Recognizing the various stakeholder groups within the science communication ecosystem – scientists producing and publishing research, publishers vetting and disseminating the results, policy-makers applying scientific knowledge to inform decisions, the media delivering scientific news, and the public making everyday choices – targeted communication approaches and strategies are required.

This panel, representing various stakeholder groups, will demonstrate how scientists and policy decision-makers can work together to fully integrate evidence-based decision making into the Canadian policy landscape.  

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Tim Lougheed

President, Canadian Science Writers’ Association
Tim Lougheed has been a full time freelance writer and editor since 1991. Focusing primarily on science, technology, medicine, and education, he has written hundreds of articles appearing in specialized and general publications, in Canada as well as internationally. Among his current activities is a part-time position as news editor for Canadian Chemical News, a magazine published by the Chemical Institute of Canada. He has also done other... Read More →

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Ivy Bourgeault

Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, PhD is the CIHR Chair in Gender, Work and Health Human Resources and Professor at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. She is the lead coordinator of the Canadian Health Human Resources Network. She was recently inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
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Scott Findlay

Associate Professor, Biology, University of Ottawa
Dr. Scott Findlay is Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa and a Research Scientist at the Center for Cancer Therapeutics at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. His main research interests concern human impacts on ecosystems, the relationship between science and policy, integration of traditional and western scientific knowledge in aboriginal community health, and the role of Darwinian evolution in... Read More →
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Susanna Fuller

Senior Marine Conservation Coordinator, Ecology Action Centre
Susanna Fuller is the Senior Marine Conservation Coordinator at the Ecology Action Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has a Phd. in marine biology from Dalhousie University. Susanna works on the interface of science and policy, towards outcomes that benefit the marine environment and the people who's livelihood depend on healthy fisheries. She works at local, regional, national and international levels to ensure that science informs marine... Read More →
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Kathryn Graham

Co-founder, International School on Research Impact
Kathryn Graham is a co-founder of the International School on Research Impact assessment and was Director of the School when it was hosted in Banff in 2014. She is the Executive Director of Performance Management and Evaluation at Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions which is a Canadian-based, publicly-funded provincial health research and innovation organization. She has over 20 years of strategic evaluation experience in health care and... Read More →
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Karen Michell

Executive Director, CAHO
Karen Michell joined the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) as Executive Director in October 2009, working with the CEOs of the province’s 24 research hospitals to champion their value as the research and development arm of Ontario’s health care system.  Over the past six years, Karen has been instrumental in advancing the stability of and investment in the health research enterprise and has solidly positioned... Read More →

Thursday November 10, 2016 13:30 - 15:00
Room 210

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