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What Support Our Science has been up to



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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