Make your organization a champion of the Science Meets Parliament Program, the first in Canada
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In celebration of the 10th conference, the CSPC in partnership with Chief Science Advisor of Canada, is proud to present a new, high-impact opportunity for researchers in Canada to develop skills and experience in science policy. Science Meets Parliament will bring scientists to Ottawa for one-on-one meetings with Members of Parliament and Senators to share their passion for research and innovation. Delegates will gain practical knowledge on the inner workings of political policymaking, broaden their professional networks to include influential members of the science and policy communities, and bring their experiences back to their home institutions. Delegates will also be invited to take part in the Canadian Science Policy Conference, occurring the same week, to extend the benefits of the program.

Investment impact:

CSPC endeavours to make Science Meets Parliament a major platform for raising the prominence of science policy in Canada. As a partner in our pilot year, the impact of your organization’s support and visibility can grow along with the program.

Science Meets Parliament is a national capacity builder working to strengthen connections between scientists and politicians.

Benefits Champions ($5000 +) Partners (> $3000) Collaborators (> $1000)
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What the Delegates are saying:

“This is a valuable eye-opening experience for scientists to learn about current issues, the legislative process, and most importantly, to get to know the MPs.”

“I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to participate as a delegate in the inaugural Canadian Science Meets policy program. I learned more than I could have hoped and am so immensely impressed by the way we, as scientists, we welcomed by Parliamentarians. This program has changed the way I will communicate about my research and the way I will advise my students.”

“The Science Meets Parliament program offered an incomparable opportunity to get a close-up view of how parliament works, and where science fits in. I have a better understanding of the role of research in parliamentary and legislative processes. Now I know how to let parliamentarians know about research that could benefit them and the broader public when making policy.”

What has been said about Science meets Parliament around the world:

“In Australia, Science meets Parliament has established enduring relationships between politicians and science and technology leaders; led to valuable policy change to the benefit of STEM business; catalysed vital skills for a range of Australia’s STEM leadership; and has helped to jump start funding and support for important fields of research.

We are excited to support the establishment of this important event in the Canadian parliament, to build momentum towards a shared future in a global community that understands and enjoys the benefits to health, wealth and well being brought by science and technology.”

Science and Technology Australia, Foundational Partner
“Science Meets Parliament is a unique process for bringing together scientists and legislators, and I have no doubt that it will prove as valuable for Canada as it has for this country.”
Senator Kim Carr, Australian Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

Media coverage from the pilot year