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McGill University recently launched a new school of public policy, with $10 million donated by the Max Bell Foundation. The school aims to serve...Read More Building a policy school that has real social impact
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British Prime Minister Theresa May recently appointed a minister of loneliness. Her announcement last month represented a watershed moment in raising public awareness on...Read More Can government fix the loneliness problem?
It’s a new year, and it is time for the federal government to turn over a new leaf on the environment. Justin Trudeau’s Liberals,...Read More Environmental assessment policy must be based on science
Here’s a radical idea: what if, when we’re developing or implementing public policy, we factor in an understanding of the minds of the people...Read More Why policy-makers should care about behavioural science
Late in 2017, Science Minister Kirsty Duncan unveiled her government’s new vision for science, an ambitious plan that aims to strengthen Canadian science, support...Read More Science advice from coast to coast to coast