• I #VoteScience because...

    I care about his future. A future with evidence-informed policies + he also loves science. He is a part of the future generation of scientists in Canada.

    I #VoteScience because...

    Dr. Imogen Coe posing in front of
    multiple I #VoteScience messages.

    Credit: Dawn Bannerman.

    I #VoteScience because...

    Science impacts our daily lives!

     

    Credit: Dawn Bannerman.

    Photo of TSPN Team

    I #VoteScience because...

    Pictured: the student-run Toronto Science Policy Network taking a team #VoteScience selfie!

    I #VoteScience because...

    Good science -> Robust evidence needed to enable evidence-informed policy decisions that do good for the world, especially the most vulnerable among us.

     

    Also because, quite frankly, we do not have time for misinformation. No time.

    I #VoteScience because...

    The future of the Canadian economy depends on
    innovative, open basic science.

    A #VoteScience selfie featuring the words "Responding to our overdose crisis requires evidence-based drug policy."

    I #VoteScience because...

    Responding to our overdose crisis requires evidence-based drug policy.

    A #VoteScience selfie featuring the words "We have 11 years to save our planet and we need to act now."

    I #VoteScience because...

    We have 11 years to save our planet
    and we need to act now.

    A #VoteScience selfie featuring the words "We need evidence-based climate action!"

    I #VoteScience because...

    We need evidence-based climate action!

  • Upcoming Events

    The following are events being hosted by #VoteScience campaign supporters, or are relevant to the #VoteScience campaign.

    #VoteScience Week Of Action

    #VoteScience Week Of Action

    5-11 Oct 2019

    Saturday October 5th: Today we launch our Letter to the Editor tool. All week, we are encouraging you to write a letter to the editor to your local paper on why you are going to #VoteScience. The tool has talking points and the contact info for your local papers, so it’s an easy and fast way to help get science on the agenda in your community.

     

    Sunday October 6th: Post your #VoteScience Selfie! Lots of you have already posted selfies showing why you will #VoteScience. On Sunday, the day before the English leaders' debates, we want to flood social media with selfies, demonstrating all the different ways science impacts our lives! You can find the template here and make sure to use the #VoteScience hashtag when you post!

     

    Monday October 7th: English Leaders' Debate. Find some friends and tune in to the English Leaders' debate! (Here’s an idea - host a pub night with friends and share the #VoteScience message!)

     

    Tuesday October 8th: Tweet to Party Leaders. Following the debate, we’ll send you a one-click Tweet tool to send a tweet to the party leaders. This is a great opportunity to ask questions that might not have been answered in the leaders' debate on science and research.

     

    Wednesday October 9th: Spread the message and tell two of your friends about #VoteScience!

     

    Thursday October 10th: French Leaders' Debate. Êtes-vous francophone? Ou, cherche-vous à pratiquer votre français? Écoutez le débat en français!

     

    Friday October 11th: Postcard Push! We have set an ambitious goal of getting a #VoteScience postcard sent to a candidate in every riding across Canada. Use this last day of the week of action to send postcards to candidates! We’ve even set up this tracking document so you can see who has received postcards. Let us know if you’d like us to send you postcards and postage. (Fun tip: organize a postcard writing party!)

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    Ottawa All Candidates Debate: Science & tech, science-based policy and gender equity

    Carleton Technology and Training Centre, Carleton University [Ottawa], 16 Oct 2019

    Come out to this non-partisan event to learn about party policies for science, science-based policy, gender equity and unique Ontario issues!​ The debate will host a candidate from each political party running in Ontario, including a Liberal, New Democrat, Conservative, Green, and other parties.

     

    This debate is brought to you by the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) and community partner: Immigrant & International Women in Science. Parents are welcome to bring their children but will be primarily responsible for their care and well-being.​

     

    Register for this free event here.

     

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    Let's #VoteScience - An Introductory Workshop to Science Advocacy​

    CCBR Red Room, University of Toronto [Toronto], 10 Oct 2019

    On Thursday 10th October 2019, the Molecular Genetics’ Graduate Student Association and the Toronto Science Policy Network are co-hosting an introductory workshop to science advocacy, and the ways you can take action via the national non-partisan #VoteScience campaign.

     

    Register for this free event here.

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    Vancouver All Candidates Debate: Science & tech, science-based policy and gender equity

    UBC Robson (Theatre) 800 Robson Street, V6Z 3B7 [Vancouver], 10 Oct 2019

    Join SCWIST at this non-partisan event to learn about party policies for science, science-based policy, gender equity and unique British Columbia issues!​ The debate will host a candidate from each political party running in British Columbia, including a Liberal, New Democrat, Conservative, Green, other parties, and Independents.

     

    This debate is brought to you by the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) and community partners: Vote Science, IEEE- Women in Science Vancouver.​ Parents are welcome to bring their children but will be primarily responsible for their care and well-being.​

     

    Register for this free event here.

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    Victoria All Candidates Debate: Science & tech, science-based policy and gender equity

    Camosun College Interurban Campus [Victoria], 9 Oct 2019

    Join SCWIST at this non-partisan event to learn about party policies for science, science-based policy, gender equity and unique British Columbia issues!​ The debate will host a candidate from each political party running in British Columbia, including a Liberal, New Democrat, Conservative, Green, other parties, and Independents.

     

    This debate is brought to you by the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) and community partners: Island Women in Science & Technology (IWIST), Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC), Camosun College Student Society and #VoteScience. Parents are welcome to bring their children but will be primarily responsible for their care and well-being.​

     

    Register for this free event here.

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    100 Debates on the Environment - Ottawa—Vanier​

    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa, 400 McArthur St [Ottawa], 3 Oct 2019

    100 Debates on the Environment is a national initiative to hold non-partisan all-candidates debates on the environment in 100 ridings across Canada on October 3rd. Join us to hear where your candidates stand on environmental issues. This debate is happening in conjunction with over 100 other debates on the environment across Canada.

    Organized by: Evidence for Democracy, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa, New Edinburgh Community Association Environment Committee, Overbrook Community Association, Lowertown Community Association, Lindenlea Community Association, Vanier Community Association, and Action Sandy Hill.

     

    Register for this free event here.

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    Débat électoral: La science et la technologie, les politiques fondées sur la science et l'égalité des sexes

    Location TBA [Montreal], 30 Sept 2019

    Quelles sont les positions des partis fédéraux en ce qui concerne l'intersection entre les femmes, la science et la technologie et les politiques?​ Venez assister à cet événement non-partisan pour découvrir les programmes électoraux des différents partis en ce qui concerne les politiques liées à la science, les politiques fondées sur la science, l'égalité des sexes et des enjeux québécois. Cet événement est présenté par la Société pour les Canadiennes dans la science et la technologie (SCWIST) en collaboration avec 500 Women Scientists Montréal et avec l’aide de Vote Science.
     

    Where do federal parties stand on issues related to the intersection of women, science and technology, and policy? Join us at this non-partisan event to learn about party policies for science, science-based policy, gender equity and unique Quebec issues.​ This debate is brought to you by the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) in partnership with 500 Women Scientists Montreal and with help from Vote Science.

     

    Register for this free event here or check out the event on Facebook.

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    #CdnSciChat: #VoteScience!

    Online, 1st October 2019

    Hear from #VoteScience organizers and learn how to engage with the campaign! Tune in using the #CdnSciChat hashtag on Twitter to ask questions, share your #VoteScience actions and learn more about the campaign.

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    Webinar: #VoteScience

    Online, 25 Sept 2019

    Evidence for Democracy, along with a coalition of science advocacy groups have launched a campaign to make sure science and research are a key issue this election. Join E4D for for a free, one-hour webinar to learn all about the #VoteScience campaign and how you can get engaged in this federal election! In this webinar, will give an overview of the campaign, walk you through all our engagement tools, answer some FAQs, and answer any questions you may have!

     

    Register for this free webinar here.

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    Science in the Age of Misinformation, with Katie Gibbs

    Liu Institute for Global Issues – Place of Many Trees [Vancouver], 4 Sept 2019

    In the lead up to the federal election, it is more important than ever to understand the role that researchers play in shaping policy. Join us in this special Policy in Practice event with Dr. Katie Gibbs, Executive Director of Evidence for Democracy, Canada's leading, national, non-partisan, and not-for-profit organization promoting science and the transparent use of evidence in government decision making.

     

    Register for this free event here.

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    #VoteScience event in Vancouver!

    Mahony & Sons, Stamps Landing [Vancouver], 3 Sept 2019

    On Tuesday 3rd September, find out how you can promote evidence-based decision making in the Canadian government. Science doesn’t usually get a lot of attention during federal elections. Katie Gibbs from Evidence for Democracy will share the new #VoteScience campaign that aims to change that.

    Come by the upper floor of Tap and Barrel Olympic Village (1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC) from 5:30 -7:30 PM to hear Katie speak, participate in group-based discussion and learn how you can engage with policymakers to promote evidence-based decision making in the Canadian government.

     

    Register for this free event here.

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    Let's #VoteScience: Empowering Canadians to Advocate for Science

    Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto [Toronto], 27 Aug 2019

    On Tuesday 27 August 2019, come out to hear three panelists (Dr. David Naylor, Dr. Amanda Veri and Dr. Imogen R. Coe) speak about why - and how - we can advocate for science in the federal election.

     

    Register for this free event here.

  • #VoteScience In Action

    #VoteScience postcards.

    Pictured here are #VoteScience postcards.

    Photo credit: Dr. Dan Weaver.

    Three panelists sitting at table.

    Dr. Imogen Coe, Dr. Amanda Veri and Dr. David Naylor spoke about why - and how - to advocate for science in the upcoming elections, at the Toronto-based Let's #VoteScience event which took place at the University of Toronto's Medical Science building on Tuesday 27th August 2019.

    Photo credit: Maegan Ong.

    SPE Cafe Banner

    A mixture of trainees, academics and non-academic professionals came out to hear why - and how - to advocate for science in the upcoming elections, at the Toronto-based Let's #VoteScience event which took place at the University of Toronto's Medical Science building on Tuesday 27th August 2019.

    Photo credit: Maegan Ong.

    Group photo of Cafe Scientifique event attendees.

    On Tuesday 3rd September 2019, Evidence for Democracy's Katie Gibbs shared the #VoteScience campaign with attendees at Cafe Scientifique in Vancouver.

    Photo credit: Katie Gibbs.

    Photo of candidate and Marignani lab members.

    On 5th September 2019, Andy Fillmore (the Liberal Party candidate, Halifax) visited the laboratory of Dr. Paola Marignani to learn more about their ongoing #research focused on tumour suppressors and precision medicines. Dr. Paola Marignani (@pmarignani) is a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine (@DalMedSchool), the Founder of Canadian Women in STEM (@CDNWomenSTEM) and on the Board of Directors for CSMB.

    Photo credit: Andy Fillmore.

    Le Devoir Op-Ed

    La science n'est pas un enjeu électoral, mais elle devrait l'être​ - lisez cette Le Devoir éditorial de Tarik Möröy (Professeur à l'IRCM et à l'Université de Montréal et président de la Société canadienne pour les biosciences moléculaires) et Katalin Toth​ (professeur à l'Université Laval et présidente de l’Association canadienne des neurosciences)

     

    Photo credit: Le Devori.

    On October 21, we will be voting in an important federal election that will determine the next 4 years of Canadian's lives. While voters have many concerns they want addressed, one topic that does not often get the spotlight is science. In this episode, Raw Talk Podcast turned to leading Canadian science advocates for advice on how we can speak up for science, including Dr. David Naylor, Dr. Molly Shoichet, Dr. Imogen Coe, Farah Qaiser and Dr. Amanda Veri.

    Photo credit: Raw Talk Podcast.

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