About the ISSP

Message of the director

On August 27, the University of Ottawa Administrative Committee named Professor Monica Gattinger of the School of Political Studies new director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP).  Her welcome message is forthcoming.


About the ISSP

Science and technology continue to accelerate and change the world around us. Combined with the almost unimaginable opportunities for the future comes uncertainty on how society can adapt and how risks can be managed.

The Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP), started in 2010, builds capacity on this topic through research, education, and outreach.

The ISSP is managed by a multidisciplinary group of professors from the faculties of Arts, Engineering, Law, Management, Medicine, Science and Social Science. 

Our activities span science and innovation policy, evidence-based decision-making, and technology governance. We address issues from the funding of the S&T enterprise, through its regulatory oversight to its social implications.

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