Physics Department Seminar
Dr. Jeff Kinder
Executive Director, Science and Innovation
Institute on Governance
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Title:  Integrating Science and Policy: What Role Will You Play?

Speaker:  Jeff Kinder, PhD, a physicist turned science policy wonk

Abstract:  Curious about science policy? Whether trying to demonstrate impact to funders or contribute to the solution of societal grand challenges, the need to engage effectively with policy-makers is increasingly part of the research endeavour. But even many of the most experienced research faculty find it difficult to navigate the barriers to bringing their research evidence to the decision-table. This colloquium will provide a gateway into the world of science policy, exploring what science policy is, how it works and how you can effectively position yourself in relation to policy and politics.