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Institute for Science, Society and Policy

The Institute for Science, Society and Policy is a cross-faculty Institute at the University of Ottawa exploring the links between science, society and policy.

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ISSP KMb Initiative
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ISSP KMb Initiative

Confluences: Navigating where science, society & policy come together in Canada

A new ISSP Knowledge Mobilization Initiative.
ISSP Book Publication
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ISSP Book Publication

Democratizing Risk Governance

A new ISSP book, the centerpiece of the Institute’s research project @Risk: How to Strengthen Risk Governance in Canada.
Energy Research Cluster
Positive Energy - Building Consensus: What Work? A Case Study on The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
Energy Research Cluster

Building Consensus: What Works? The National Round Table on the Environment and…

A case study from Positive Energy assessing the work of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) to address conflict in the…


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Sep 28

Food for Thought: Launching Confluences

On Thursday, September 28, 2023, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP) hosted the first Food for Thought panel discussion of the 2023-2…

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Sep 22

Inclusive Innovation Speaker Series Presents: Dr. David Wolfe

Dr. David Wolfe, Co-Director of the Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, kicks off the Inclusive Innovation Speaker…

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May 25

Public participation and trust in risk decision-making: How is Canada doing?

On Thursday, May 25 2023, at 12:00 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Public Policy hosted a special edition Food for Thought to celebrate the…


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A Preview of the ISSP’s Research, Teaching and Outreach in 2023-2024

Welcome to the first blog of the ISSP’s 2023-2024 academic year. In it, I give a preview of our main research, teaching and outreach activities in the…
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Technology, risk and decision-making: are we asking the right questions?

The following blog is a teaser for the ISSP’s soon-to-be released open access book – Democratizing Risk Governance: Bridging Science, Expertise, Delib…

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