Panel Discussion: Improving Communication between Science and Policy

Tuesday October 16, 2018 11:00am to 1:00pm
McLaughlin Library, room 246B


Join us for a panel discussion and lunch on October 16th from 11am-1pm and meet and exchange ideas with agri-food policy-makers working to bridge the gap between research and practice.

When conducting research, we always intend that the results will improve the lives of people and the planet, but putting knowledge into action requires integration between science and policy/practice. On October 16th, take the opportunity to hear from the new Food from Thought Policy Fellows, decision-makers who are eager to improve communication between science and policy to increase evidence-informed decisions and decision-relevant research.

The Food from Thought Policy Fellowship Program in Agri-Food and Biodiversity brings policy-makers from across Canada to campus for three days of sharing with and learning from staff and faculty.

From 11am - noon, the University of Guelph will host a panel discussion in the McLaughlin Library, room 246B with the Fellows to discuss why the science-policy gap exists, how we can bridge it, and provide advice on how researchers can communicate their research to facilitate evidence-informed decision making. Lunch will be provided after the discussion from noon - 1pm.

This discussion will feature representatives from:

  • Canada Food Inspection Agency
  • Ontario Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Rural Affairs
  • Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Please RSVP by visiting

Contact Elizabeth Shantz, Knowledge Mobilization Manager, at with any questions about this event.

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