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Tuesday, November 8 • 08:00 - 15:00
Science Policy Nuts and Bolts Workshop

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Organized by Jeffrey Kinder / Silke Nebel / Patrick Feng

What is Science Policy? Always wondered but were too afraid to ask? Think you have all the answers? Then this workshop is for you. Together we will break down ways to think about the influence of science on the policy-making process, and concepts for how policy can influence the scientific research enterprise.

You will gain an understanding of how science policy works by getting to know the policy toolkit (your nuts and bolts!) and by exploring the positions and competing interests of the stakeholders in a real-life case study. We will finish with a career panel consisting of professionals who ended up in science policy through very different avenues.

We welcome curious thinkers from all background, whether in sciences, engineering, public policy, business, communications, arts or something else entirely. If you have interest in science policy, this workshop is the place for you to share and expand your knowledge, build skills, and meet interesting people in the world of science policy.   

Workshop Agenda

8:00-8:15 - Introduction and Icebreaker
8:15-9:45 - Integration of Science and Policy (Jeff Kinder)
9:45 - 10:00 - Bio break
10:00 - 12:00 - Interactive exercise  - How to minimize carbon emissions of the boreal forest (Silke Nebel)
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch
1:00 -2:00 -Interactive exercise - Communicating Science into Policy (Patrick Feng)
2:00 - 3:00  - Career panel (Jeff Kinder, Silke Nebel, Kori St-Cyr)


Speakers
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Patrick Feng

Adjunct Professor, University of Calgary
Patrick Feng has been teaching and researching in the area of science, technology, and society for nearly 20 years. His research examines the social, legal, and ethical dimensions of emerging technologies, with a focus on policy, governance, and public engagement issues. A two-time Fulbright award recipient, Patrick has led projects in range of areas including health, energy, communication technologies, and sustainability. His areas of... Read More →
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Jeff Kinder

Director, Federal S&T Secretariat
Jeff has over 27 years of experience in government science and science and technology (S&T) policy in the US and Canada.  He is currently Director of the Federal S&T Secretariat supporting the Minister of Science, the Deputy Minister Champion for Federal S&T, the DM S&T Committee, the ADM S&T Integration Board and related initiatives.  In 2014, he led the secretariat supporting the External Advisory Group on... Read More →
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Barbara Kishchuk

Senior Science Advisor, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada
Barbara Kishchuk is a Senior Science Advisor with the Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada. Her background is as a research scientist in forest soils and sustainability, as well as in international teaching and community-based work. She is currently leading Canadian Forest Service activities on risk assessment of cumulative effects of disturbance in Canada’s boreal zone, with direct application for the science-policy... Read More →
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Silke Nebel

Research Associate, Western University
Silke Nebel, PhD, Research Associate, Western University, & Principal at Science to Action Consulting | | Silke is a Research Associate in the Department of Biology at Western University, where she works on the interface of environmental science and policy. She also runs a science communication business (‘Science to Action Consulting’). Silke has worked as a professional grant writer at the research office at a leading Canadian... Read More →
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Kori St-Cyr

Senior Advisor, Knowledge Translation Strategies, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Kori St-Cyr is a science strategy and knowledge translation professional committed to working at the interface of science, business development and public policy. | As Senior Advisor with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Kori provides strategic leadership and advice towards the agency’s open science strategies, frameworks and policies. Previously, as a Research Associate with the Council of Canadian Academies, Kori worked with... Read More →


Tuesday November 8, 2016 08:00 - 15:00
Room 204

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