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Volunteer Spotlight

The work that Evidence for Democracy does would not be possible without the support, talent, and time of our hundreds of volunteers across Canada. With so many amazing people contributing their skills to this work, we want to take the time to recognize them. Each quarter, we introduce you to volunteers through our newsletter, The Catalyst. This time around, meet Angela Zhou and Farah Qaiser!

Each month, Evidence for Democracy hosts a Canadian researcher for #CDNSCICHAT, a one hour Twitter chat about their research. Join us on March 28th for a conversation with Dr. Alexa Alexander-Trusiak. You can find her full bio below. 

I am thrilled to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Research and Policy Director of Evidence for Democracy.

It’s bittersweet to announce that my time as Director of Policy at Evidence for Democracy is coming to a close.

When decision-makers need to make a call about policy, where do they get their information from? Who helps to inform their decisions? How do they weigh information coming from different sources such as their party, local constituents, and external players like lobbyists, and think tanks?  What kind of data are they able to take into account, and how?