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2018 British Columbia Science & Policy Conference – Final Call for Tickets
May 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The 2018 British Columbia Science & Policy Conference
Conference, May 11 2018, 12:00 – 5:30 pm
Life Sciences Institute LSC1
Registration: $79 or just $30 for students and post-docs!
*Financial assistance also available upon request*
Snacks and refreshments will be served!
Final Call For Tickets!
Following in the footsteps of the “Bridging the Gap between Life Sciences and Politics” conference series at the University of British Columbia, the 2018 British Columbia Science & Policy Conference aims to open up a discussion about the current status on the use of science for policy in British Columbia. Our goal will be to not only bring forward ideas on how we can better facilitate the communication and mobilization of scientific knowledge in policy development, but to drive motivation for change among both researchers and government to better support the sustained integration of science into everyday government decision making.
The conference will include a series lightening talks and a panel discussion exploring the current relationship between scientists and policy makers, followed by an interactive session whereby audience members (you!) will help us formulate action items to improve BC’s science policy strategy. There will also be three keynote speeches by Kei Koizumi (former Senior Advisor at the White House Office of Science & Technology), Terry Lake (former BC Minister of Health), and Dr. Wendy Palen (Board of Directors for Evidence for Democracy).
There will also be a booth hosted by STEMCELL Technologies and a social at Mahoney’s UBC to follow!
A full list of speakers can be found here: http://bcspc2018.thespin.ca/
Sponsors: STEMCELL Technologies and Soybean Digital
Partners: The University of British Columbia, Women in Tech, Mitacs, GrasPods, UBC Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs Student Association, University of Victoria Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research
For more information and to register: http://bcspc2018.thespin.ca
Brought to you by the Science Policy & Integration Network (SPIN)