Science-Policy Integration Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 16th at 11:00 AM
McLaughlin Library, room 246B

Research can have important implications for policy and practice decisions, and there are a number of mechanisms in place to encourage knowledge exchange between researchers and policy-makers. However, there are still many key opportunities to improve communication between science and policy-making, encouraging evidence-informed decisions and decision-relevant research.

On October 16th from 11am-12pm, the University of Guelph will host a panel discussion in the McLaughlin Library, room 246B with several agricultural policy-makers from across Canada to discuss why this gap exists, how we can bridge it, and provide advice on how researchers can communicate their research to facilitate evidence-informed decision making. Lunch will be provided after the discussion.

This discussion will be chaired by Dr. Alice Raine, Director of Operations of the Arrell Food Institute, and will feature representatives from:

  • Canada Food Inspection Agency
  • Ontario Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Rural Affairs
  • Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Ontario Federation of Agriculture

These representatives are on campus as part of the new Food from Thought Policy Fellowship Program in Agri-Food and Biodiversity, an initiative that brings policy decision-makers from across Canada to the University of Guelph to enable knowledge exchange and inform decision making.