4th Annual Youth Science Policy Awards of Excellence
CSPC is proud to present its 4th Annual Youth Science Policy Awards of Excellence which follows in the spirit of our 2013 Young Generation Award.
This award recognizes a young individual (student, postdoctoral fellow, researcher, entrepreneur, etc.) under the age of 35 who developed an innovative and compelling evidence-based policy proposal that will make a positive difference to Canadians.
Proposals were to be connected to one or more of the themes for the 2018 CSPC Conference. This award is designed not only to highlight innovative, evidence-driven policy ideas, but also to encourage innovative young people who may not currently be studying, or working on, public policy to develop and share their policy ideas.
The Selection Committee was impressed by the quality of the submissions and the dedication of the applicants and wanted to share the best of these innovative evidence based policy proposals with the CSPC community.
CSPC 2018 Science Policy Excellence Award – Youth
(Download a PDF of the top 2018 Award proposals)
CSPC 2017 Science Policy Excellence Award – Youth
(Download a PDF of the top 2017 Award proposals)
CSPC 2016 Science Policy Excellence Award – Youth
(Download a PDF of the top 2016 Award proposals)
Please join us at the CSPC celebratory Gala on November 8, 2018 when the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, will present the winner and runners-up with their awards.
Congratulations to our 2018 winner Jessica Kolopenuk of the University of Victoria for her proposal, “An Indigenous Approach to Canada’s National Missing Persons DNA Program.”
And to our runners-up, Anna Levinsson of the Montreal Heart Institute and the Montréal Département de Médicine for her proposal, “Sex, drugs & cardiovascular disease: cardiovascular drug development needs women” and Samuel Looper and Claire Velikonja de l'Université de Toronto for their proposal, “Wildfire Disaster Monitoring and Management Through the Canadian Space Agency”.