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Wednesday, November 7 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
(90 min) New Ways of Informing Policy by Leveraging Scientific Knowledge: Two Models related to Public-Academic Collaborations / De nouvelles façons d'éclairer les politiques en se servant du savoir scientifique : deux modèles associés aux collaborations

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Organized by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Chantal Barton

A dynamic multi-sectoral panel organized by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) that illustrates innovative approaches to inform evidence-based decision-making in policy development. Two successfully implemented models of collaboration between researchers and graduate students and other federal departments/agencies will be showcased. These models are set in the context of SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future initiative, which positions the social sciences and humanities as essential to addressing complex societal challenges facing Canadians, to the greater benefit of Canada and the world.

The first model features the International Policy Ideas Challenge (IPIC) - a special initiative developed in partnership between SSHRC and Global Affairs Canada (GAC), which taps into the talent base in post-secondary institutions across Canada, with graduate students and emerging scholars poised to inform policy development on key priority areas identified by GAC. In 2017, IPIC included key themes such as promoting democracy in a digital age; implications of climate change for Canadian trade and investment; and identifying best ways for Canada to support fragile and conflict-affected states.  Speakers will include Ioanna Sahas Martin, Director, International Assistance Research and Knowledge, GAC and Maïka Sondarjee, a SSHRC doctoral candidate, University of Toronto, and 2017 IPIC winner for her policy brief on the topic of, “Inclusive Gender-Based Analysis (GBA)+ in public participation processes”.

The second model will be illustrated by the work of Dr. Bipasha Baruah, Canada Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues, Western University and Ian Clark, Acting Chief, Economic Research, Science Integration and Outreach, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).  Following a knowledge synthesis report produced by Dr. Baruah, as part of SSHRC’s Imagining Canada’s Future initiative, NRCan commissioned Dr. Baruah to produce a dedicated report on “Women in Natural Resources Sectors”, which examines current participation rates of women in natural resources industries and formulates recommendations for governments and industry to increase recruitment, retention and advancement of women in the sector.
Both models foster effective collaboration between the academic and public sectors, and  will provide a good foundation on which to engage the audience in a discussion about these and other new ways of informing policy through scientific knowledge.

Moderators
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Madeline Johnson

Foreign Service Officer, Global Affairs Canada
Madeline Johnson is a Foreign Service Officer with Global Affairs Canada (GAC), currently working inthe Foreign Policy Research and Foresight Division as a Senior Policy Analyst. She is the lead coordinator of the International Policy Ideas Challenge and contributes to a critical... Read More →

Speakers
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Bipasha Baruah

Canada Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues, Western University
Bipasha Baruah is the Canada Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues, and a professor of women’sstudies and feminist research at Western University, Canada. Dr. Baruah conducts interdisciplinaryresearch on gender, development and globalization; women and work; and social, political... Read More →
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Ian Clark

Chief of the Economic Research, Science Integration and Outreach Division, Natural Resources Canada
Ian Clark is Chief of the Economic Research, Science Integration and Outreach Division at Natural Resources Canada.  The Division leads several initiatives to strengthen science and policy integration across the Department. One major initiative is NRCan's annual Science and Policy... Read More →
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Ioanna Sahas Martin

Director for International Assistance Research and Knowledge, Global Affairs Canada
Ioanna Sahas Martin is Director for International Assistance Research and Knowledge at Global AffairsCanada, with over 20 years experience in development and foreign policy. Previously Director forCentral America and the Caribbean, the Haiti development program, and International... Read More →
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Maïka Sondarjee

SSHRC Doctoral Candidate, University of Toronto
Maïka Sondarjee is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of Toronto and a graduate associate at the Centre for Critical Development Studies (CCDS) and at the Centre d’études et de recherches internationales (CERIUM). Her SSHRC-funded dissertation focuses on... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Delta Hotel - Joliet-Frontenac

Attendees (30)