Is government biased against using evidence in its decision-making?

Is government biased against using evidence in its decision-making?

How behavioural science can help explain the biases and mental shortcuts that make evidence-based policy difficult

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The Art of City Building is the Art of the Possible

The Art of City Building is the Art of the Possible

“If we’re to build the best version of this city, what is that? What do we aspire to be? What are our goals as a community?” Last month, at the opening of the Art of...

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Pier Labs Announces the addition of two new Board of Directors

Pier Labs Announces the addition of two new Board of Directors

We are thrilled to share that Susan MacDougall and Joanne Bath will be joining the Pier Labs Board of Directors for the 2021-22 term. We also would like to share a...

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How much is academia able to help society?

How much is academia able to help society?

Why it is a struggle to bring great university research into the halls of government “You can build all of the community gardens and run all of the cooking classes that...

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The Truth is Out There, It’s Just Very Hard to Find

The Truth is Out There, It’s Just Very Hard to Find

How government makes evidence-based policy difficult to practice

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How will we practice evidence-based policy if we don’t know what it is?

How will we practice evidence-based policy if we don’t know what it is?

Our confusion about evidence-based policy is making it difficult to achieve  

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Pier Labs awarded $3.59 million for AspireAtlantic initiative

  Pier Labs, Davis Pier’s Social Innovation Outpost, has been awarded funding from the Future Skills Centre to continue the work of the AspireAtlantic program,

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Analysis: Innovative Shifts to Halifax’s Public Spaces Due to COVID-19

“The city throughout the history of mankind has been the meeting place for people. Much of the culture of mankind has happened in the public space. Public space is a...

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Davis Pier participating in Virtual Regional Sounding Tour

On January 19th, 2021 Davis Pier will be participating in a Virtual Regional Sounding Tour focusing on how the country has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted...

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Halifax Innovation District and Davis Pier Seek Fresh Ideas to Improve Food Security

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – November 2, 2020 – The Halifax Innovation District and Davis Pier today announced a new initiative to help improve food security in Halifax.

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