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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…

Events

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Feb 27

Food for Thought: Citizen and Community Science: The What, the Who and the How

On Tuesday, February 27th, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP) hosted a hybrid edition of Food for Thought featuring Dr. Aleta Quinn,…

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Jan 25

Food for Thought: Public Participation in Public Health Decision-Making

On Thursday, January 25th, 2024, the Institute for Science, Society and Public Policy (ISSP) hosted a Food for Thought discussion featuring ISSP direc…

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Nov 29

Food for Thought: Motivated Reasoning - Valuing Values or Devaluing Science

On Wednesday, November 29th, the Institute for Science, Society and Public Policy (ISSP) hosted a Food for Thought discussion featuring ISSP director …

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Institute for Science, Society and Policy

120 University Private
Social Sciences Building
15th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1N 6N5

Tel.: 613-562-5800, ext. 3911
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Indigenous Affirmation

We pay respect to the Algonquin people, who are the traditional guardians of this land. We acknowledge their longstanding relationship with this territory, which remains unceded. 

We pay respect to all Indigenous people in this region, from all nations across Canada, who call Ottawa home. 

We acknowledge the traditional knowledge keepers, both young and old. And we honour their courageous leaders: past, present, and future. 

Learn more about the Indigenous Affirmation.