Our vision is to change the way in which government, the scientific
community and society interact and approach policy for new ideas
and technologies from the initial concept to market acceptance
Our mission is to equip and enable public, private and civil
society sectors to successfully consider, debate and make decisions
about new discoveries and technological applications.
Lead, host, undertake and support cutting-edge
research on policy and governance dimensions (including Indigenous,
social, economic and political considerations) of science and
Create and support research clusters, building on
networks of scholars within and beyond the JSGS and crossing
scientific, social scientific and humanist disciplines, colleges
Provide a mechanism to strengthen understanding
regarding collaborative research opportunities among academic,
public, private, Indigenous, and civil society sectors, both in
Canada and internationally.
Explore economic and social innovations arising from
natural, applied and biomedical sciences and in the social sciences
in the private, public and social sectors.
Develop and assess knowledge translation strategies
and best practices and disseminate them to interested users from
government, industry and civil society.
Offer specialized training opportunities for graduate
students and researchers interested in developing governance
knowledge and skills that are essential for consideration of
scientific applications in public and private spheres.