Advocacy in action: Bridging research and policy-making

January 24, 2024

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We all benefit when researchers are empowered to raise their voices and advocate effectively.  

Today, public policy needs researchers more than ever. In the face of increasingly complex challenges related to climate change, food security, widening social inequality, and much more, there's a pressing need to build stronger connections between research, policy, and society. The time is now for scientists and researchers to play a bigger role in shaping public policy, and ensure that decision-makers have access to the best available evidence.

How can social scientists and humanities scholars play a bigger role in creating policy change? On February 28, 2024, Evidence for Democracy (E4D) and the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) are convening a panel of experts to discuss what science advocacy looks like in today’s policy landscape. Join the hour-long webinar as we walk you through E4D’s new Essential Guide to Science Advocacy, and explore how the Guide can help you make a policy impact with your research.

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The event will take place via Zoom on February 28, 2024 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET in English, with simultaneous interpretation in French. There will also be live captioning in English and French. 


Meet the panelists

Headshot of Karine Coen-Sanchez

Karine Coen-Sanchez

University of Ottawa

Headshot of Dr. Kaitlin Schwan

Dr. Kaitlin Schwan

University of Toronto

Headshot of Paul Dufour

Paul Dufour

University of Ottawa

Headshot of Dr. Chelsea Gabel and Dr. Nicole Goodman

Dr. Chelsea Gabel & Dr. Nicole Goodman

McMaster University & Brock University