Open events

Critical outlook: Social sciences and humanities’ role in public policy making

Event #1800
Critical outlook: Social sciences and humanities’ role in public policy making
When: 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

13:30 - 15:00
Where: 

MAC-Mattamy – Congress Hub – Expo Event Space

Series: 
Other
Who can attend: 
General public
Language: 
English
This open event is hosted by: 
Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Congress partner
The federal government is committed to ensuring that research is factored into the policy-making process, and even created the role of Chief Science Advisor to prove it — but what does this all mean for the social sciences and humanities (SSH)? Join us at the Mitacs panel to explore how and why SSH perspectives are essential to Canadian policy making. Our panel, featuring Canadian Science Policy Fellows and a participating government department, will discuss the crucial expertise that SSH disciplines bring to policy making and how that expertise can help inform critical policy decisions over the next 150 years.
 
Speakers: Donna Kirkwood, chief scientist, Natural Resources Canada | responsable scientifique, Ressources naturelles Canada; Marie Claire Brisbois, Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow, Office of the Chief Scientist, Natural Resources Canada | stagiaire, Bourse pour l’élaboration de politiques scientifiques canadiennes, Bureau de la responsable scientifique, Ressources naturelles Canada; Aaron Franks, Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council | stagiaire, Bourse pour l’élaboration de politiques scientifiques canadiennes, Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines
 
This event is being hosted by Mitacs.