The CSPC Trailblazer Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated novelty, creativity and impact 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 environment by boldly spearheading change via one or more transformative initiatives, all while blazing a trail and inspiring others to follow.
CSPC 2022 will present two Trailblazer Awards, one in each of the categories of Science Policy and Innovation Policy.
CSPC encourages nominations from all disciplines of science (natural sciences and engineering, social and human sciences, and health sciences) and policy, and from all sectors (governments at all levels, academia, private and nonprofit sectors, media, and others).
It should be noted that the Trailblazer Award is not meant to celebrate a long-standing commitment to science policy as celebrated in the Life Time Achievement Award.