Undergraduate SSP courses offered by ISSP faculty
This undergraduate course will look at the nature of science policy, including both policy in aid of scientific research and development, and the use of science in evidence-informed policy. The course will focus on the science policy process, including participating actors and institutions, the evaluation of science policy impact, science policy governance, and emerging international and national trends in science policy.
Graduate SSP courses offered by ISSP faculty
In this interactive seminar we will discuss the integration of evidence and judgment, facts and values, and science and policy in decision-making. We will look at the broad spectrum of related topics: How scientific are risk assessments? Are evidence-based policy decisions really based on policy? Are we not rather sometimes dealing with “policy-based evidence making”? How is ethics integrated in decision-making? How are issues that have an important science component communicated to the public? How is public and citizen science included in decision-making? How do scientists and policymakers work together? We will also address the policies that guide the scientific and engineering enterprises in Canada.