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Café Scientifique Vancouver – Science and the Federal Election Co-Hosted with Evidence for Democracy
September 3, 2019
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 (especially scientists) to advocate for science during the federal election, and empower Canadians with the tools they need to do so.
Come by the upper floor of Tap and Barrel Olympic Village ( 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC) from 5:30 -7:30 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