Canadian science policy centre (CSPC)

Through a 5-year support for the Canadian Science Policy Centre (CSPC), the Chief Scientist and the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) will further enhance Québec’s participation in advancing Canadian science policy. The involvement of the FRQ in the CSPC annual forum, addressing more than 700 Canada’s key science, technology, and innovation policy professionals, will significantly strengthen the links between all regions of Canada and particularly in bringing together stakeholders from Anglophone and Francophone communities on emerging science policy issues. Each year, the FRQ will offer 3 to 5 panels.

Resource-person: Julie Dirwimmer, conseillère principale – relations science & société


Shaping science policy to improve equity, diversity and inclusion / Façonner les politiques scientifiques pour favoriser l’équité, la diversité, et l’inclusion
Wednesday, November 7 • 3:30pm – 5:00pm
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  • Moderator: Maryse Lassonde, President, Conseil supérieur de l’éducation (Government of Quebec)
  • Mary-Rose Bradley-Gill, Vice-President External Relations, Science & Policy Exchange
  • Shirley Malcom, Director, Education and Human Resources Programs, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Denise O’Neil Green, Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion, Ryerson University
  • Serge Villemure, Director, Scholarships, Fellowships and Chairs for Women and Science in Engineering, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council


Granting agencies and participatory science in Canada / Organismes subventionnaires et science participative au Canada
Thursday, November 8 • 8:30am – 10:00am
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  • Véronique Morin, Science Journalist
  • Marc Fortin, Vice-President, Research and Partnerships, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Ted Hewitt, President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
  • Serge Marchand, Scientific Director, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS)
  • Louise Poissant, Scientific Director, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC)
  • Michael J. Strong, President, Canadian Institutes of Health Research


The many ways in which the next generation can be involved in the governance of research
Thursday, November 8 • 3:30pm – 5:00pm
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  • Moderator: Paul Dufour, Fellow and Adjunct Professor, Institute for Science, Society and Policy in the University of Ottawa
  • Blake Freier, PhD Student, University of Waterloo
  • Tina Gruosso, Postdoctoral Fellow, Goodman Cancer Research Center, McGill University
  • Donna Kirkwood, Chief Scientist, Natural Resources Canada
  • Madison Rilling, PhD Student, Université Laval