Thank you for your interest in CSPC Volunteer Committees! Volunteers are not only the key to the success of CSPC, they are also the heart of the organization.
CSPC is pleased to have engaged more than 1200 volunteers since its inception and has become the largest capacity builder in science policy in Canada and has become a gateway for students, trainees, and young professionals into the Canadian science policy landscape, as many volunteers have pursued careers in this field.
CSPC volunteers participate for a period 10-11 months in various committees and help with the organization of the annual conference. Volunteers gain experience in leadership, management, communication, and also in science and innovation policy issues.
Please complete the form below and upload your resume.
The Canadian Science Policy Centre is not accepting volunteers at this time due to capacity. Should you be interested, please submit an application, and you will be contacted once space opens up.
Canadian Science Policy Centre
1595 16th Avenue, Suite 301
Richmond Hill, ON
Innovation Policy focuses on putting the outputs of research (knowledge, technology) into use for broad socio-economic benefits. Innovation policies generally support and promote technology transfer, product, process development, validation, commercialization and scale up, national and regional innovation systems with the objective of improving productivity and competitiveness and driving economic growth and job creation. Social innovation is considered as an integral part of innovation policy. CSPC encourages nominations from all disciplines of science (natural sciences and engineering, social and human sciences, and health sciences) and from all sectors (governments at all levels, academia, private and non-profit sectors, media, and others).
The Science for Policy Award
The Science for Policy Award recognizes an individual who has distinguished themselves via the application and use of scientific research and knowledge to inform evidence-based decisions for public policy and regulations.
The Policy for Science Award
The Policy for Science Award recognizes an individual who has pioneered policies and practices to improve the development of new technologies, capacity building and research infrastructure.
Science Policy Definition
Science Policy is inclusive of both policy for science and science for policy. Policy for Science focuses on management of science enterprises, i.e., the generation of new knowledge, the development of new technology, capacity building, training highly qualified personnel and research infrastructure. In general, the key targets of policy for science are post-secondary institutions, research funding organizations and government science-based departments and agencies. Science for policy is the application and use of scientific research and knowledge to inform evidence-based decisions for public policy and regulations in all policy areas, not limited to but including public-interest policy priorities such as health, environment, national security, education, and criminal justice and others.