Have you ever wondered how politicians make decisions using science? Or about how politics shape what’s dissected under the microscope?
This is why we need people like Farah Qaiser (she/her) to better understand the role of policy for science, and science for policy!
Farah is the new Director of Research and Policy at Evidence for Democracy, a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization aimed at promoting the use of evidence in Canada’s decision-making. We explore the changing landscape of science policy and how investmenting in Canada’s scientists impacts our national capacity to ask and answer innovative and creative science questions. We’ll also explore Farah’s dedication to advocating for under-represented scientists in her role as a member of 500 Women Scientists‘ leadership team. A transcript of the episode can be found here.
Also mentioned in this episode: Science Diction podcast.