We are fortunate to have a number of outstanding partners involved with the working group. They include:
Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University
As a designated Organized Research Unit of York University, the Robarts Centre provides opportunities for postdoctoral researchers and graduate students from a wide range of York graduate programs. It hosts high-level seminars and aims to support the activities of Canadian specialists at York University across a broad spectrum of topics.
From its beginnings as a working group exploring issues of science and research in Canada, OR2K (formerly Scientists for the Right to Know) has grown into an influential not-for-profit organization that focuses on engaging with the public at large on issues of muzzling science and scientists on the part of the federal government.
A national, non-partisan, and not-for-profit organization, E4D formed out of concern over recent government cuts to important science institutions and free speech, and a such, advocates for the transparent use of science and evidence in public policy and government decision-making.
The country’s only news source dedicated to exploring solutions for cleaning up Canada’s polluted public square, DeSmog Canada seeks to raise the level of public discourse on issues such as natural resource development, the economy, democracy, scientific research, government transparency and industry accountability.
Technoscience Research Unit (TRU), University of Toronto
The Toronto Technoscience Research Unit is located at U of T and acts as a home for faculty and graduate research on the politics and history of technoscience, with a focus on critical, feminist, postcolonial, and ecological approaches. It also co-organizes the the Technoscience Salon.
Right2Know Coalition (#right2know)
Made up of more than 20 Canadian organizations, the Right2Know is a coalition of diverse groups working together to develop a national strategy for raising awareness leading up to the 2015 Federal Election in an attempt to respond to the increasingly alarming policies of muzzling scientists and censoring evidence taking place in Canada.
WaSTE (Waste and Science, Technology & Environment) is an interdisciplinary research hub based at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Whether we are studying arsenic from mining waste in the far north, electronic waste in outer space, or plastic pollution in oceans and bodies, we critically examine the confluence of social and material “matters of concern” as they pertain to waste, broadly defined, using theories and methods from Science and Technology Studies (STS).