Meet the IIU’s Behavioural Science Fellow: Justin Savoie

Impact Canada
1 min readNov 9, 2022
Justin Savoie

What unique perspectives do you bring to this work, as someone entering the public service for the first time?

I bring a hybrid perspective, with expertise both in the academic study of public opinion and in the design and production of large-scale voter engagement and education applications.

Based on your skills and past experience, what unique perspectives do you bring to this work?

I thrive both on technical challenges as in the design of survey experiments or the analysis of non-traditional complex data, and on project-level objectives where I can use my Lead experience to liaise with partners on deliverables and objectives.

In what way do you believe the application of behavioural science can effectively support Canada’s response to mis- and disinformation?

Misinformation and disinformation pose various threats in Canada. Behavioral science can help us develop and analyze data indicators measuring the extent of the problem and then help us in designing, testing, and implementing interventions aimed at limiting or slowing the spread of misinformation and disinformation.