What is it like volunteering for CSPC?

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

There really is something unique about the Canadian Science Policy Conference’s ability to deliver such a valuable experience to each of our volunteers. Ultimately, I think it’s because CSPC cares a lot about making sure volunteers get an opportunity to learn, develop, work on interesting projects, and do it all within the constraints of their existing professional and academic responsibilities.

Connor Meade, Volunteer 2016-2019

Two pie charts showing that CSPC Volunteers are primarily students and largely working in the natural sciences

Our 2021 Volunteers

Christina Stachulak

Naveed Aziz

Wendi Zhou

Brigit Viens

Madeena Sultana

Amar Benaissa

Alessandra Zimmermann

Sarah Laframboise

Andrew Ruttinger

Peter Serles

Fiorella Villanueva Heldmaier

Lindsay Doucet

Taylor Wright

Freda Warner

Molly Gingrich

Sai Priya Anand

Jacquelyn Jhingree

Adrienne Levay

Carol Chen

Abhishek Bihani

Celeste Digiovanni

Abdul Wasay

Leslie A. Pineda

Safia Hassan

Nathalie Momeni

Rowan Duim

Alda O’Grady

Ayah Abdelayem

Wendi Zhou

Sofia Pineda

Bailey Smith

Kaela Scott

Lesley Hymers

Kaela OConnor

Sripad Joshi

Ali Usman

Victor Lotocki

Sumedha Sachar

Brigit Viens

Daniel Banks

Jordi Chaffer

Fiyinfoluwa Adesioye

Aisha Abdi

Jillian Booth

Titilope Adebola

Sai Priya Anand

Angela Zhou

Naomi Shuman

Amy Lemay

Trushar Patel

Peter Serles

Linden Fairbairn

Pooja Shree Mishra

Anne Ballantyne

Megan Mahoney

Wendi Zhou

Lindsay Doucet

Ayah Abdeldayem

Anjana Govindarajan

Shuang Liang

Nabanita Nawar

Shweta Ganapati

Emily De Sousa

Abdul Wasay

Golnoush Alamian

Adrienne Levay

Serges Tsofack

Zeineb Bouhlel

Hilary White

Matt McTaggart

Cecile Malardier-Jugroot

Sandy Hanna

Trushar Patel

Vanessa Sung

Wendi Zhou

Fiorella Villanueva Heldmaier
Michael DelMastro
Sarah Ghoparde
Kanak Bala
Nathalie Momeni
Noushin Nabavi
Fatima Tokhmafshan
Kaj Sullivan
Anjuli Ahooja
Josephine Esposto
Felix Proulx-Giraideau
Kate Sedivy-Haley
Shaarika  Sarasija
Yanet Valdez Tejeira
Seyed Ziaeddin Madani
Palash Sanyal
Rowan Duim

Uzma Urooj

Shweta Ganapati

Andrew Ruttinger

Ngon Yee Ho

Adeniyi Asiyanbi

Lindsay Doucet

Anjana Govindarajan

Claire Mahon

Gurpreet Kaur Sahi

Jenna Hutchen

Megan Roussy

Victor Lotocki

Sheng Li

Amar Benaissa

Abhishek Bihani

Mathieu Seyfrid

Momoko Ueda

Rebekah Reuben

Teresa Joseph

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