The ISSP was honoured to partner with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre to host the Scientists as conveners and ambassadors for facts? Evidence co-creation for a hyper-complex post-fact politics panel at the Canadian Science Policy Conference 2017. The discussion was focused on evidence-informed decision-making in a complex, post-truth world. The panel explored contemporary policy and political decision-making, the role of scientists in evidence-informed decision-making and the challenges and opportunities of measuring the impact of evidence in decisions.
Milena Raykovska, European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Dr. Monica Gattinger, director of the ISSP
Kathryn Graham, Executive Director, Performance Management and Evaluation, Alberta Innovates
Professor Jeremy Kerr, ISSP Core Member and uOttawa University Research Chair in Macroecology and Conservation
David Mair, Head of Unit responsible for Science Advice to Policy and the Work Programme, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Dr. Bob Walker, Retired Senior Executive (former Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of National Defence, and former President, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories).
Takeaway ideas (PDF file)
CSPC 2017 full program (PDF file)
CSPC 2017 1-pager about the panel (PDF file)
Event audio recording (Youtube link)
Event photos (Facebook album)
Monica Gattinger interview at the CSPC 2017 (Youtube link)