Our next café will happen on Tuesday, September 3rd from 6:00-8:00pm at Mahoney & Sons  (601 Stamps Landing). **NOTE: THIS IS A SPECIAL EVENT SO PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME AND VENUE** Our speaker for the evening will be Dr. Katie Gibbs from Evidence for Democracy.

Science and the Federal Election

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.

With a federal election quickly approaching in October, this is an important time to encourage all political candidates to support policies that strengthen science, evidence-informed decision-making and a culture of transparency and openness for Canada.

#VoteScience is a national, non-partisan campaign to mobilize Canadians that understand the value of science and innovation to advocate for science during the federal election, and empower Canadians with the tools they need to do so.

Come by the back of Mahony & Sons, 601 Stamps Landing from 6-8 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.

Katie Gibbs is a scientist, organizer and advocate for science and evidence-based policies. While completing her Ph.D. at the University of Ottawa in Biology, she was one of the lead organizers of the ‘Death of Evidence’—one of the largest science rallies in Canadian history. Katie co-founded 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. Her ongoing success in advocating for the restoration of public science in Canada has made Katie a go-to resource for national and international media outlets including Science, The Guardian and the Globe and Mail. Katie has also been involved in international efforts to increase evidence-based decision-making and advises science integrity movements in other countries and is a member of the Open Government Partnership Multi-stakeholder Forum.


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