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SPE Presidents Speak to Re$earch Money About Chief Science Advisor  Article

October 05, 2017

By: Sam Garnett

Vanessa Sung & Shawn McGuirk talk to Re$search Money about our expectations for the CSA role and how Dr. Nemer can act as both an advisor and an advocate for science.

ISSP hosts panel of Canadian Chief Scientists  Article

February 07, 2018

By: Sam Garnett

Our co-president Shawn McGuirk attended the recent Science Advice panel in Ottawa, where he spoke to University Affairs about student's roles in communicating and advocating for science.

Press Release: Students advocate for STEM education reform in Ottawa  Article

November 17, 2016

By: Shawn McGuirk

Press release accompanying the release of the white paper, Student Perspective of STEM Education in Canada, and its unveiling at the 2016 Canadian Science Policy Conference in Ottawa

Student perspective of STEM education in Canada - White paper  Article

November 07, 2016

By: Shawn McGuirk

The Science & Policy Exchange Working Group convened STEM students and experts representing perspectives from academic, government, and private sectors to discuss current challenges and opportunities in Canadian STEM Education. Students voiced many issues on the current delivery of their STEM educations. By adopting some of the solutions and strategies summarized in this white paper, universities as well as policymakers, funding bodies, and other stakeholder groups can improve the quality, competitiveness, and learning experiences of STEM graduates and can better prepare them to enter the workforce.

Paul Dufour in Hill Times: The Rise of the Knowledge Disruptors  Article

November 25, 2016

By: Shawn McGuirk

Paul Dufour's article in the Hill Times discusses the importance of groups like SPE in shaping the future of policy.

L'article de Paul Dufour dans le Hill Times discute de l'importance des groupes comme DSP pour le futur de la politique

Government of Canada launches search for Chief Science Advisor  Article

December 05, 2016

By: Shawn McGuirk

- Breaking news- Science Minister officially launches search for Canada's Chief Science Advisor! Scope of position includes both advising government and bringing science to the public. Applications due end of January!

The SPE model goes international - New Zealand unveils their own "Science Policy Exchange"  Article

December 13, 2016

By: Shawn McGuirk

During his keynote at our the following day at our STEM working group, Dr. Gluckman noted that New Zealand would greatly benefit from developing an initiative like Science & Policy Exchange - this wasn't just a statement. Yesterday, the New Zealand Science Policy Exchange had its first official meeting!

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

December 19, 2016

By: Shawn McGuirk

Watch CSPC interviews from our President, Directors, and VPs discussing important science policy issues and, of course, the #SPEWhitePaper