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The ISSP in 2022-2023: A Sneak Peak of our Research, Teaching and Outreach Programming

Welcome to this first blog of the ISSP’s 2022-2023 academic year. In it, I give a preview of key research, teaching and outreach activities in the com…
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How Scientists & Engineers Can Share Information to Help Build Public Support on Canada’s Path to Net Zero Emissions

Canada has set ambitious national targets in the race to mitigate climate change: a non-emitting electricity grid by 2035 and a net zero economy by 20…
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The American Student Experience : Bromley Memorial Lecture 2022

The Bromley Memorial Event brings together graduate students from the United States and Canada to exchange ideas about science and technology policy, …
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The Canadian Student Experience: Bromley Memorial Lecture 2022

The Bromley Memorial Event brings together graduate students from the United States and Canada to exchange ideas about science and technology policy, …
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The Complex Role of Science Advice in Informing Policy

This is a transcript of the keynote lecture by Dr. Mona Nemer, Chief Science Advisor of Canada, at the 2022 Bromley Memorial Lecture:
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Limits to evidence-based policymaking: how politics and worldviews shape our understanding of what to do about energy and climate change

Climate change is a daunting policy challenge, where decision-makers must respond to a high-uncertainty and high-risk problem in an environment featur…
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A Crisis of Expertise? Revisiting a panel from the CSPC 2021 after the trucker convoy

Our U.S. neighbours have been lamenting the dissolution of their shared sense of reality for years. The trucker convoys that overtook Ottawa and sever…
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There are opportunities to accelerate the transition to a decarbonized energy system – but they require that we rethink our questions, and our selves

There is no doubt that, for future humans to have a habitable planet to call home, it is imperative that we decarbonize energy systems (including elec…
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The Untapped Promise of Citizen Science for Environmental Policy

It’s 2 am. An African-American resident of a small Louisiana town is awakened by light flooding the room. A flare at the neighboring petrochemical fac…
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Citizen Science: Community-generated big data enables community-based decision-making

At the Digital Epidemiology and Population Health Laboratory, one of my first goals was figuring out how to build a research program that addresses ex…
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Building Consensus on Energy and Climate in Canada: Insights from the Literature

In recent public opinion survey work, Positive Energy has identified that Canadians are polarized along partisan lines on a number of key energy and c…