Policy

Changing University Parental Leave Policies with Marie McCausland

Get the Papa PhD Career Readiness Tool kit ! University policies… Are they set in stone? Do we get to update them, if they’re unfair or archaic? If you’re considering this type of question, today, you might be feeling like David facing Goliath, and tend to shrug your shoulders and just accept things as they…

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A Vision of Graduate School for the 21st Century With Monica Granados

Support the show on Patreon ! Or buy me a coffee 🙂 This week on the show, I bring you a very lucid and pleasant conversation about how the graduate school experience could improve with Monica Granados, Policy advisor at Environment and Climate Change Canada. A lot of the conversation revolved around a subject that…

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Talking Science to the Public and to Policy Makers with Mark Bayer

In this episode, I have the pleasure of talking science communication with former U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Chief of Staff and president of Bayer Strategic Consulting, Mark Bayer. During our conversation Mark and I talked about best practices when communicating science to non-academic audiences, but we also talked about the interface between science and policy,…

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Rapprocher science et société avec Elodie Cheyrou

L’année 2020, marquée par la pandémie de COVID-19, nous a apporté de grands défis et nous a amené à changer nos habitudes, notre façon de vivre en société. L’effort de lutte contre la dissémination du coronavirus a aussi entraîné des débats et des questionnements qui relevaient du domaine scientifique – la virologie et la compréhension…

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SciComm Roundtable – Part 3 – Can policy Makers Tip the Scales Hand in Hand With the Scientific Community?

This is the third and last part of the special series on science communication during the COVID-19 pandemic. The world is still very much fighting and trying to understand the COVID-19 pandemic at the moment this episode is airing, so I am bringing you the interventions of my guests on a panel that took place…

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Papa PhD Pearls of Wisdom – 2019 Season

For the last episode of the 2019 season of Papa PhD, instead of an  interview, we’re bringing you some of the best advice our guests have shared so far, so enjoy the insights, take the opportunity to go listen to the earlier episodes, and remember to rate and leave a comment on your podcast app,…

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Adriana Bankston – From PhD to Science Policy

Leaving the bench doesn’t necessarily mean leaving science and the scientific community altogether. A rich universe of activities exists that are closely related to academia, be it within universities or in external organizations or governing bodies. Having gone through grad school and lived research from within, you are well placed to fulfill roles that bridge…

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