Innovation, Science and Technology Policy

Translating research discoveries through commercial or non-commercial adoption has never been more important to decision makers in government, industry and the social economy. And yet, bringing the fruits of science to governments and to markets has never been more difficult. The U of S Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy has particular policy and governance research strength in strategic assessment, societal engagement, and support for decision-making that are applied to the challenge of translating research to use. Many of the recent developments in the Saskatchewan’s economy involve hotly contested science (biotechnology, precision agriculture, nuclear power, etc.), making the province uniquely placed to study and contribute to the policy framework for managing these challenges.