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


Government of Canada invests in more than 6,900 social sciences and humanities researchers and graduate students across Canada

Canadian imaging technology takes key role in science satellite mission – Mission to observe the complete chain of events that drives space weather for the first time

Canadians Developing Innovative Solutions to Plastic Waste

Government of Canada supports projects to address and prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Canada

Government of Canada makes major investment in genomics research

PS Serré announces investment in innovative technology that could replace single-use plastics

Kassam and Co.: Health Canada, crack down on ‘scienceploitation’ but not on science


Senior doctors call for crackdown on home genetic testing kits. Follow this up with this video recorded during our previous public forum on ‘Genetic sequencing gets personal: Who owns your DNA? ‘

Mexico’s new president shocks scientists with budget cuts and disparaging remarks

What Boris Johnson’s leadership could mean for science

Where next for EU science?

Science under fire: Ebola researchers fight to test drugs and vaccines in a war zone

Chandrayaan-2: India launches second Moon mission

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


Human Resources Assistant with Let’s Talk Science


Civic Science Fellow with the Rita Allen Foundation, U.S.A

Scheme Manager with the Royal Society, U.K

Local Events and Opportunities

Come and join the SPE team on the 30th of July for our new #SPECafe! This time, in collaboration with Climatable, we will be tackling all questions regarding a zero waste lifestyle. To know more and to register click here.

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