The Role of Science in Public Policy

April 5, 2016 @ 8:45 am – 12:30 pm
Stedman D

Graduate Students and Post Doctoral Fellows are invited to participate in a workshop entitled The Role of Science in Public Policy presented by Dr. Maurice Bitran.

This workshop is co-offered to graduate students as part of the NSERC CREATE Program: Integrating Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics from Earth to Space (IACPES)


(We will begin the day with Coffee/tea/juice, muffins, cookies, etc. at 8:45 am.)

9:30 am - 12:30 pm.
(There will be a 15 minute coffee break - time tbd)

  1. The policy development process
    • The scientist point of view
    • The policy analyst point of view
  2. A framework for the development of science-based policies
  3. The communication of science-based policies
    • The communication of risk
    • The precautionary principle
  4. Open Discussion & Questions

Time & Location
Tuesday, April 5, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm., York University, Stedman D

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