Personnel

Notre équipe passionnée planifie et exécute nos campagnes d’éducation et de recherche afin de renforcer la science et la prise de décisions éclairées au Canada.

Katie Gibbs

Directrice générale

Katie Gibbs est une scientifique, organisatrice et défenseuse de la science et des politiques fondées sur des preuves scientifiques. Alors qu'elle complétait à l'Université d'Ottawa un doctorat portant sur les menaces visant les espèces en voie de disparition, elle a été une des principales organisatrices du rassemblement dénonçant la mort de la preuve scientifique (Death of Evidence) — l’un des plus grands rassemblements du genre dans l’histoire canadienne. Katie a co-fondé Savoir et Démocratie et y occupe maintenant le poste de directrice générale. Elle possède une expérience variée dans l’organisation et la gestion de campagnes sociales et politiques aux niveaux local et national. Katie est régulièrement invitée à commenter des enjeux de politiques publiques scientifiques. Elle a publié et a été citée dans de nombreux médias, y compris la CBC, The Hill Times, The Globe and Mail et le National Post.

Kathleen Walsh

Director of Policy

Kathleen Walsh is driven by a passion for social innovation and finding ways to make policy more effective, inclusive, and based on robust evidence. She serves as Evidence for Democracy's Director of Policy, and was previously the organization's Interim Executive Director. Kathleen has devoted her time and career to a number of non-profit organizations including the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Nobel Women’s Initiative, and Equal Voice, and is currently a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. Kathleen has a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management from Carleton University’s Arthur Kroeger College, and a Masters of Science in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she specialized in gender and international development.

Emma Bugg

Communications and Engagement Coordinator

Emma is passionate about social and environmental justice and has worked on climate change issues for a variety of non-profit organizations. She has worked to learn leadership and organizing skills through volunteer work, as well as through social justice leadership training programs including IMPACT! Sustainability Training, Generating Momentum Activist Leadership Training, and Next Up Leadership Training. Emma recently moved to Ottawa from Saskatoon where she graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of International Studies. 

 

Jeremiah Yarmie

Communications and Outreach Intern

Jeremiah is a science communicator from Winnipeg in Treaty 1 Territory who is fascinated by all of the different ways science intersects with our everyday lives. He is passionate about storytelling in every form imaginable and would likely be caught talking about how important and special audio is because there is no discernable distance between the listener and the media.