Explore ISSP's most recent events including our signature Food for Thought series, and our events with our partners like the Canadian Science Policy Centre, the Royal Canadian Institute for Science, and the Institute for International Science & Technology Policy at George Washington University.

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Food for Thought

Food for Thought is a luncheon speaker series featuring two or more members of the ISSP Network, with different professional and educational backgrounds, discussing issues at the intersection of science, society and policy. 

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Feb 27

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

On Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 at 12 PM (EST), the Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP) is a hybrid edition of Food for Thought featuring…

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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 …

Inclusive Innovation Speaker Series

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Nov 1

Food for Thought: AI, the labour market and inclusiveness

On Wednesday, November 1st, at 12:00PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Public Policy (ISSP) hosts another edition of its Food for Thought seri…

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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…

Partnered Events

Bromley Memorial Lecture

The Bromley Memorial Lecture is part of an annual conference co-hosted by the ISSP at the University of Ottawa and the Institute for International Science & Technology Policy (IISTP) at George Washington University. The conference provides an opportunity for graduate students from both institutions to meet and exchange ideas with senior science and technology (S&T) policy advisors from various countries, sectors and levels of government. Learn more

2023 Bromley Memorial Lecture: Dr. Bhavya Lal
Mar 21

2023 Bromley Memorial Lecture: Dr. Bhavya Lal

On March 21st, 2023, the Institute for Science, Society & Policy traveled to Washington D.C. with a group of graduate & post-doctoral students to atte…

2022 Bromley Memorial Event
Apr 20

2022 Bromley Memorial Event: Mona Nemer

On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 4:30 PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa and the Institute for Internationa…

Sethuraman Panchanathan
Apr 15

2021 Bromley Memorial Event: Sethuraman Panchanathan

On Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 4:30 PM, The Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa and the Institute for International…

Canadian Science Policy Centre

The Canadian Science Policy Centre (CSPC) and the ISSP collaborate on a variety of initiatives, for example, the Canadian Science Policy Conference, a comprehensive global science and innovation policy forum and the largest gathering of members of the Canadian science policy community. 

 

Implementing EDI in Canadian science policy
Nov 3

Implementing equity, diversity, and inclusiveness (EDI) in Canadian science policy: What have we learnt so far? What is the path forward?

On November 3rd, 2022, the ISSP will host a virtual panel as part of the 2022 Canadian Science Policy Conference  (CSPC) titled Implementing equity, d…

The Anniversary Play & Panel – CSPC
Nov 16

The Anniversary Play & Panel – CSPC

A unique arts-science collaboration from the Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP), the Faculty of Arts and Department of Theatre, and the …

Royal Canadian Institute for Science

The ISSP and the Royal Canadian Institute for Science (RCIScience) collaborate annually to host a discussion on recent and critical science, society, and policy issues with multi-sectoral speakers from across Canada. 

ISSP-RCIScience: Cybersecurity at the crossroads of science, society & policy
Feb 15

Cybersecurity at the crossroads of science, society, and policy

On February 15th 2023 at 7PM, the Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP) and the Royal Canadian Institute for Science (RCIScience) will host…

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Feb 8

Citizen Science: Forging New Relationships between Science, Policy, and the Public

On Tuesday, February 8, from 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM, RCIScience and the Institute for Science, Society, and Policy were happy to host a panel discussing t…