The CSPC 2020 conference banner: the CSPC maple leaf on a galaxy background with the conference name and dates.

NOVEMBER 3-20, 2020

12th Canadian Science Policy Conference

New Decade, New Realities:
Hindsight, Insight, Foresight

  • 90 panel sessions, open mics, virtual functions
  • 450+ panelists form five continents
  • 1700+ delegates.

Enjoy revisiting our CSPC 2020 through the links below:

CSPC 2020 Welcoming Remarks

Conference Proceedings
Science Policy Awards
Conference Interviews
Conference Editorials
Canadian Science Policy Magazine

Conference Proceedings

The proceedings include summary and recording of all sessions (panels, symposia, virtual functions) presented at CSPC2020.

The sessions are organized by topic.
These include: Video recordings, take away messages and action items, captured and edited by a professional writing team and edited by panelists.
Click on each topic to see the sessions.
COVID-19 – Post-Pandemic Recovery
Science and International Collaboration
Strengthening Innovation and Productivity
Trust in Science/Science Communication
Challenges in a Digital Age
COVID-19 – The Canadian and International Response
Climate Change and Sustainable Development
Advancing Excellence in Research Practice
Equity, Diversity, Inclusion
Improving Linkages Between Science & Policy

Awards Ceremony 2020

Congratulations to our 2020 Science Policy Award Winners:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Dr. Robert Slater
  • Trailblazer Award Winner: Dr. Cara Tannenbaum
  • Youth Category Award Winner: Dr. Hannah Harrison
Want to know more? Read their contributions and proposals here:
Awards Page

Conference Videos

CSPC 2020 Featured Videos

Remarks by Simon Kennedy
Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Advancing Science and Research During a Pandemic

CSPC 2020 Interviews

The Honorable Minister Navdeep Bains
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry

We have interviews available with:

  • The Honourable Navdeep Bains
  • Mona Nemer
  • William Amos
  • Rémi Quirion
  • Jean Lebel
  • Mehrdad Hariri
  • Jacques Frémont
  • Dame Ottoline Leyser
  • John Hepburn
  • Natalka Cmoc and Doug Bliss
  • Joy Johnson
  • Kim Gilbride, Rania Hamza, and Patricia Hania
  • Roseann O’Reilly Runte
  • Rafik Goubran
  • Rob Annan
  • Pamela Fralick
  • Alejandro Adem
  • Ted Hewitt
  • Dugan O’Neil

And many more!
For the full list, click here:

Conference Interviews

Conference Publications

Read editorials by conference panelists about their CSPC 2020 topics

A collage of dozens of headshots depicting all authors on the conference editorial call.
CSPC Magazine 2020 Cover depicting a rubix cube-like structure with different science images in each facet
Conference Editorials
the Canadian Science Policy Magazine