• Upcoming talks

    October 24 2020 | 12 PM EST | MIT Policy Hackathon

    MIT Policy Hackathon is a relatively new hackathon convened by MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems, and Society and MIT’s Technology and Policy Program that aims to address relevant societal challenges via data and policy analysis.

    November 17 2020 | 10:30-12 PM EST

    Canadian Science Policy Conference

    In this session, the Chief Science Advisor’s Youth Council will facilitate roundtable conversations to hear directly from the next generation of scientists, including undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral researchers, about how we can re-envision the Canadian science community in our post-pandemic future. We invite participants to share their thoughts, and highlight opportunities for action, in the following conversations: the long-term consequences of COVID-19 on STEM education and research, the impact of COVID-19 on transitioning to STEM industry careers, addressing 2SLGBTQ+ representation in STEM, the road to exploring science policy, and the cost of pursuing science careers.​

    November 19 2020 | 8:30-10 AM EST

    Canadian Science Policy Conference

    The impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian research community will be felt long after the pandemic subsides, especially for members of the next generation. To respond to this imminent crisis, scientists tackled this issue in the only way they knew how: by collecting data. This panel brings together speakers from different organizations who have conducted surveys to understand the specific challenges faced by trainees, post-doctoral fellows, and early career researchers due to COVID-19. This panel will provide a space for participants to learn how COVID-19 is impacting members of the next generation and will highlight opportunities for action to help support the future of science in Canada.​

    November 20 2020 | 8:30-10 AM EST

    Canadian Science Policy Conference

    The rapidly changing media environment of the 21st century continues to impact many facets of society. The degree to which misinformation permeates this new media landscape represents a direct threat to democratic institutions. The rapidly changing media environment also threatens the ability of Canadians to equip themselves with the knowledge they need to adapt, be resilient, and make informed decisions in a context of rapid and unpredictable technological, social and economic change. This panel will explore how Canada is addressing the challenge of science misinformation broadly and discuss the impact of both science and health misinformation in the post-pandemic context.