Canadian Science Policy Centre

September 30, 2010 11:21 ET

Learn About Knowledge Translation and Science Entrepreneurship at This Year's Canadian Science Policy Centre Conference

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 30, 2010) -

Special Workshop on Knowledge Translation and Brokering (KT/KB)

This workshop is a knowledge exchange and networking event organized by Environment Canada's Science and Technology Liaison, ResearchImpact, the Canadian Water Network and other collaborators under the auspices of the Canadian Science Policy Conference.

This is the first multi-sectoral event of its kind in Canada, providing a dynamic and interactive forum for participants to network, share experiences and explore the role of KT/KB in strengthening science-policy linkages. With a focus on engagement and learning, the agenda includes a keynote address by Andrew Campbell, an internationally recognized leader in KT/KB, an open space to engage participants in focused discussion, skills and capacity building sessions, and a panel with Canada's KT/ KB leaders. 

Career Development Workshop*

This interactive workshop explores career possibilities and job-seeking strategies in science policy. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from and interact with a variety of science policy professionals at various stages of their careers. Whether your background is in sciences, engineering, public policy or others, if you have an interest in working in science policy this workshop is an excellent opportunity to expand your professional network.

The Making of a Science Entrepreneur*

The Federal Science and Technology Strategy believes that Canada needs to foster "a culture that values and rewards ingenuity and entrepreneurship." This workshop will examine the concept of Science Entrepreneurship by Peter Hackett, President of Alberta Ingenuity, and Bonnie Schmidt, President of Let's Talk Science, by exploring what this concept means and how it can be best supported at the provincial and federal levels.

* These workshops are offered as one option

CSPC 2010

Taking place on October 20-22, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, CSPC 2010 will form a milestone in Canadian science policy. By bringing together more than 500 high-profile scientists, executives, government officials, academics and industry leaders for an exchange of ideas, CSPC will provide a unique opportunity for networking amongst Canada's diverse science policy stakeholders. With 13 different panels and 3 workshops, branded under 5 themes, plus 2 evening receptions, this conference will be large enough for a limited number of students to participate, giving them a unique opportunity to learn about science policy-making in Canada from Canada's science policy leaders. For more information on registration and agenda details, please visit: http://www.cspc2010.ca or write to us at info@sciencepolicy.ca.

*CSPC 2010 welcomes all media coverage, please contact info@sciencepolicy.ca for details

Contact Information

  • Verney Conference Management
    9 Bullman St
    Ottawa, ON, Canada K1Y 2S2
    613.226.8317
    613.722.7725 (FAX)
    registration@verney.ca