Outlining the #SPEWhitePaper @CSPC2016 - Interviews with SPE members at the 2016 Canadian Science Policy Conference

By: Shawn McGuirk

December 19, 2016

After the unveiling of our STEM White Paper at the 2016 Canadian Science Policy Conference, several members of SPE were interviewed by the conference organizers! These interviews have now been posted online and are available here:

Watch Shawn McGuirk, SPE President, in an interview immediately following our CSPC panel "Developing Canada’s Innovation Talent: How New Directions in STEM Education Can Position Canada for Success", talking about the history of SPE, our white paper, and the next steps for our organization:

Watch Liam Crapper, SPE Director and past President, talk about the main goals of SPE and why it is important for students to have a voice in science policy, particularly when they are directly impacted by these policy changes:

Watch Vanessa Sung, VP External of SPE,, discuss the challenges facing STEM graduates, some of the major points from the white paper, and give important advice for graduate students. As she says, "it's never too early to start thinking about your career":

Watch Paul Dufour, External Director of SPE, fellow and adjunct professor at the Institute for Science, Society and Policy in the University of Ottawa and science policy principal with PaulicyWorks, about his involvement with an international science advice panel driven by New Zealand Chief Science Advisor Peter Gluckman, which aims to "design new experiments, programs, and networks to bring together scientific expertise to address crises and emergencies", as well as how to bring each country's sciences academies to a higher level: