Queen's University

Policy and Neuroscience Society

Our outreach program has 15 graduate students and meets once a month. We currently provide science graduate students with professional development in public policy issues and evidence-based decision making. Our ultimate goal is public outreach through improving accessibility of science and policy information. We have a website in development to connect public with evidence-based policy resources and layman information about underlying science concepts – for example: CO2 admissions reduction and current Canadian Carbon Pricing, Personal Health information anonymity and open data in Ontario, Canadian federal research funding. We have also made connections with like-minded professional organizations such as Scientists for Advocacy and Action, Canadian Association for Neuroscience (Advocacy Team), Queen’s School of Policy Studies and Surveillance Studies Centre. Our program benefits our students who are involved (professional development & collaboration). Future beneficiaries include the public due to our strive for increased awareness.