The CSPC Trailblazer Awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated novelty and creativity through leadership, vision, courage, and commitment to the overall advancement of the science and innovation policy ecosystem. These individuals have been instrumental in the Canadian policy ecosystem by boldly spearheading change via one or more transformative initiatives, all while blazing a trail and inspiring others to follow. CSPC 2021 presented two Trailblazer Awards, one in each of the categories of Science Policy and Innovation Policy.
CSPC understands Science Policy to be inclusive of both science for policy and policy for science; and Innovation Policy to encompass all policies governing the innovation ecosystem, including social innovation.
CSPC encourages nominations from all disciplines of science (natural sciences and engineering, social and human sciences, and health sciences) and from all sectors (governments at all levels, academia, private and nonprofit sectors, media, and others).