Updated: Mar 19, 2020

Here are our top picks for This Week in Science Policy:


Canada announces regulations to cut price of prescription drugs

Government of Canada helping Quebec fisheries and aquaculture businesses adopt clean technologies

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Government of Canada Invests in LGBTQ2 communities in Western Canada

Canadian researchers are better supported and more diverse than ever before

Dimensions pilot program


A Cure for Ebola? Two New Treatments Prove Highly Effective in Congo

Alaska governor halves massive funding cut to state university system

For a decade, Francis Collins has shielded NIH—while making waves of his own

Grad students struggle with rising fees

The human cost of the pressures of postdoctoral research

And for some exciting #SciPolJobs, Opportunities and local events, we have:


Canadian Students Now Eligible for NASA International Internship Program

Head of Science, Innovation and Policy with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office


Social Media Manager with the Journal of Science Policy and Governance, U.S.A

Assistant Director of Research Talks and Outreach with iBiology, U.S.A

Local Events and Opportunities

Join the Science & Policy Exchange (SPE) and ClimatAble for a two-hour public forum: “#SPEForum – Waste Streams: Can we stem the plastic tide?” on August 20, 2019 at BAnQ, Montreal, to learn about and discuss the future of the plastic pollution crisis. This is an opportunity for the public to ask these hard questions and engage with leading experts in research and policy to help answer them. To know more about the event or to register click here

Keep an eye out for our next week’s update on the news section #SPEthursday #ThisWeekinSciPol #SciPolJobs