This award recognizes a young individual (student, postdoctoral fellow, researcher, entrepreneur, etc.) under the age of 35 who proposes an innovative and compelling evidence-based policy that will make a positive difference to Canadians. Proposals should be connected to one or more of the themes for the 2019 CSPC Conference listed below. The winner will receive free admission to the CSPC 2019 Conference, along with accommodation for two nights (in Ottawa, November 13-15), and will have the opportunity to present their policy proposal at the conference. This award is designed not only to highlight innovative, evidence-driven policy ideas by policy students and young professionals, but also to encourage young people not currently studying, or working on, public policy to share their policy ideas.
Note: Eligible recipients include all young Canadian residents under 35, regardless of their field of study or work.
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)