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Science Communication Workshops

A series of webinar workshops on science communication for post-secondary students and faculty as well as scientists at Canadian institutions, presented by Hot Docs and the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers.

The workshops are free and acceptance is guaranteed to all who complete an application and meet the requirements. All participants must be current students, fellows, and/or faculty in STEM from a Canadian post-secondary institution.

The first 50 workshop applicants have received complimentary registration to Congress ‘20, the WCSFP’s annual conference. A reduced registration fee is available to workshop participants if they wish to attend the event.


About the workshops
These training workshops are for participants at all career levels with a passion for science and communicating science to a general audience. Training and development will include topics such as:

  • making science understandable to a diverse audiences
  • science storytelling
  • how to bridge the gap and build trust in scientists and science
  • using the power of visuals and video to explain complex stories
  • how to promote and market your content

Sessions will take place online from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. EST. on:

  • Thursday, November 26, 2020
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2021
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The series of workshops is designed by Paul Lewis, conference director of the WCSFP and former president and general manager of Discovery Networks, Canada; Samantha Yammine, scientist, science communicator and host of science.sam; and Jessica Mudry, associate professor and associate chair of the School of Professional Communication at Ryerson University and former researcher at BBC and Discovery Channel.


Applications

Applications for this program are closed.

Questions? Please contact Adam Kirkham at [email protected].



We acknowledge the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Nous remercions le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG) de son soutien.

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