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13th Canadian Science Policy Conference

Building Forward Better

  • 70+ panel sessions, plenaries, and virtual functions
  • 350+ panelists from five continents
  • 1600+ delegates

Enjoy revisiting CSPC 2021 via the links below:

CSPC 2021 Welcoming Remarks from CSPC President

CSPC 2021 Welcoming Remarks from Minister Champagne

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 CSPC 2021.

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.

Capacity Building and Next Generation
Climate Change and Sustainability
Connecting Science & Innovation and Policy
COVID-19 and Crisis Preparation & Recovery
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
International Collaboration
Misinformation and Public Engagement
Priority Sectors and Challenges
STI Structures & Policies and Open Science

Awards Ceremony 2021

Congratulations to the CSPC 2021 Science Policy Award Winners:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Peter Nicholson
  • Trailblazer Award (Innovation Policy) Winner: Josephine Etowa
  • Trailblazer Award  (Science Policy) Winner: Yann Joly
  • Science Policy Youth Award Winner: Shaarika Sarasija
Want to know more? Read their contributions and proposals here:
Awards Page

Conference Videos

CSPC 2021 Featured Videos

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

Advancing Science and Research During a Pandemic

CSPC 2021 Interviews

Hon. Kirsty Duncan
Member of Parliament for Etobicoke North

We have interviews available with:

  • Malcolm Campbell
  • Rémi Quirion
  • Jean Lebel
  • The Hon. Kirsty Duncan
  • Steven Liss
  • Frederick Wrona
  • Roseann O’Reilly Runte
  • Alejandro Adem
  • Harpreet Kochhar
  • Martine Lagacé
  • Ted Hewitt
  • Eliane Ubalijoro
  • Monica Gattinger
  • Mitch Davies
  • Joy Johnson
  • Rob Annan
  • Nizar Ladak
  • Brenda O’Neill

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

Conference Interviews

Conference Publications

Conference Editorials
3rd Issue of Canadian Science Policy Magazine

Read editorials by conference panelists about their CSPC 2021 topics

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