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ACTIONS

What Support Our Science has been up to

CURRENT ACTIONS

PAST WORK

Advocacy Week

From September 22 - 29th, 2023, Support Our Science brought our mandate to the Hill. This week included training over 40 grad students and postdocs to meet with MPs, leaving over 2000 voicemails on MP/MLAs phonelines, and hosting a reception in Ottawa.

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SRSR Graduate Scholarship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programs

A new study on the Government of Canada's Graduate Scholarship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship programs includes testimonial from many SOS members.

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Pre-Budget Consultation

We submitted a detailed break down of our asks in October 2022. This submission went to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance and was considered in Budget 2023.

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Email Campaign

Over 1,500 people emailed their Members of Parliament about federal funding for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

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Ottawa and Montreal Rallies

Hundreds of people gathered at two Support Our Science rallies in Ottawa and Montreal to deliver the NSERC open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau.

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Meeting with Government Officials

Support Our Science has been meeting with government officials to discuss the importance of increased funding for grad students and postdocs in Canada.

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Support Our Science National Walkout

In response to no new funding in Budget 2023, Support Our Science organized a National Walkout. Nearly 10,000 people participated from over 46 institutions across the nation.

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Quirks and Quarks Interview

Support Our Science is featured on Quirks and Quarks . Listen to this in depth feature on the state of pay for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in Canada.

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House of Commons Petition

Support Our Science authored a House of Commons petition  that accrued 3,596 signatures and was presented by MP Richard Cannings in the House of Commons on October 19th, 2022.

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NSERC Open Letter

An open letter calling for increased funding to NSERC for scholarships and fellowships receives over 7,000 signatures in May 2022.

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