It was a fantastic experience – I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to volunteer at CSPC2017. As a scientist it was exciting to meet everyone from all sectors and I realized quickly that we have a strong support system right here in Canada within the scientific community. Members who have been in the field and have diverse academic and industrial expertise made us new members feel welcome, valued, and included in conversations. It was icing on the cake being in the same space as our new Governor General, Minister of Science, and Chief Scientist – hearing their objectives in ensuring more equity diversity and inclusivity is maintained at every level. And lastly a true pleasure meeting and interacting with fellow volunteers, new friends. Can’t wait to attend it next year!
–Andrew Harris, Volunteer 2017-2020
My decision to volunteer for the CSPC has been one of the best decisions that I have made in my career so far. CSPC may not have influenced my career directly, but it certainly has played a huge role in broadening my horizons, expanding my professional network and helping me understand the Canadian Science Policy landscape.
CSPC volunteers are like a family who keep coming back year after year with endless ideas and energy that, in itself, is so refreshing to be surrounded with. CSPC has earned me genuine friends for life!
-Uzma Urooj, Volunteer since 2015