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Going from science to science policy – ComSciConCan 2019

Science should provide the foundation for evidence-informed decision-making in our society, both in characterizing problems and in informing the manner in which they are addressed. However, in practice, this process does not always work as well as it could.

Many scientists feel far removed from the policy process and don’t know how to engage with policy-makers. Using concrete examples, this session gives an overview of the policy process and provide strategies for how scientists can effectively convey policy relevant research to the public, media and decision-makers and advocate for the use of evidence in the policy process. This workshop leaves participants with new tools and increased confidence taking their research out of the ivory tower and into the hands of decision-makers.

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