Science Leadership Program, April 23-25, 2014 - Call for applications

PDAD&C#38, 2013-14

To:  PDAD&C 
From:      Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and Provost
Date:  January 29, 2014 
Re:  Science Leadership Program, April 23-25, 2014 - Call for applications

The Science Leadership Program (SLP) is a two-day workshop designed to equip faculty members for engaging policymakers, the media, decision-makers, and the general public about their research findings.

Joined by colleagues from the University of Toronto (U of T) and other Canadian universities, faculty members are invited to participate in a series of hands-on training sessions on communications, outreach, and leadership in showcasing research. Sessions and panel discussions will be delivered by experienced trainers and prominent practitioners, including top policy experts and journalists.

The workshop will begin with a reception on the evening of Wednesday, April 23 and will end with a group dinner on Friday, April 25.

Applicant Criteria
The Science Leadership Program is seeking outstanding academic scientists from U of T and other research-intensive Canadian universities with the following characteristics:
• Excellence in scientific/engineering/medical research and teaching;
• Passion and capacity to exercise leadership and enthusiasm for communicating science;
• Interest, willingness and appropriate professional position to engage with stakeholders;
• Commitment to participate fully in the training program and follow-up activities.

Application Deadline
February 19, 2014

The Application Form and Additional Information

About SLP
Designed by Professor Ray Jayawardhana, Senior Advisor on Science Engagement to the President of the University of Toronto, SLP aims to build a network of top researchers across U of T and from other research-intensive universities in Canada, who share the goal of connecting with leaders of relevant external organizations and media.