December 2017 Event: Beyond the Boardroom: The Role of Psychology in Public Policy

Date: Monday, December 18, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Location: Lahm Ridge Tower Basement

As legislation reflects faith in science as a force for improved public policy and evidence-based decision-making is encouraged in all areas of public service, the role of psychologists tend to mirror that of behavioral economists.

In this talk, Bianca Dreyer and Eric Oosenbrug discuss some of the ways more critical approaches in psychology contribute to public policy and systems change.

Specifically, they will be making the case for a strategy of systems change that promotes an integrated focus on systems and their constituent individuals, beginning by highlighting importance of considerations of social justice to psychology and providing examples of the systems change approach in health and community research from the Waterloo, Ontario Region.


 Bianca Dreyer is a PhD student in Community Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Eric Oosenbrug is a PhD candidate in History & Theory of Psychology at York University.

Price: All individuals with an interest in public service are welcomed to attend. This event is free for members of IPAC, $20 for non-members payable at the time of registration.

Membership: Not an IPAC member? Become one today! Already a member? Please consider inviting a friend.

Social Media: We also invite our audience to join the conversation on Twitter. Follow us at @IPAC_NWT and use the hashtag #IPACNWT to join in the conversation.

Remote access: Want to dial in? No problem! Write to us at by Friday, December 15 for conference call information.

Registration assistance: Please contact us if you need help with registration. For information about IPAC or to join our mailing list, visit our website.

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