Students working to bridge gap between science and policy

A new organization led by students in the Faculty of Science is working to bridge the gap between students in science and tech disciplines and policy making.

STEMxPolicy hopes to educate, engage, and empower students, and is hosting its first event, “COVID-19: Vaccine Edition,” on Friday, March 12. It promises critical discussion of the development of current policies surrounding the roll-out of coronavirus vaccines.

It will begin at 4 p.m. with a panel discussion featuring:

  • Lisa Porter, UWindsor professor of biomedical sciences and executive director of the WE-Spark Health Institute;
  • Taras Natyshak, Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Essex and New Democrat critic for job creation and economic development;
  • Rocco Rossi, president and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce; and
  • Suzanne McMurphy, associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology at the University of Windsor and director of its Office of Research Ethics.

A question-and-answer period will follow.

The event is open to all; register at by March 11 to receive a link to join the meeting online.

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