Notes From a SciComm Panel

Last month I was asked to speak on a panel about science communication. The panel was part of a first year graduate course offered by the chemistry department at McMaster University (specifically by @Moran_MirabalRG and @katiemoisse). I was joined by @AlexGelle, @michelleogrod and Tim Li.  The bulk of the conversation centred around the question “why engage in SciComm”. I know when I started grad school, a career in SciComm wasn’t on my radar at all. Still, you don’t have to have your sights on a SciComm career to make it worth getting involved in some projects. (In fact, I think … Continue reading Notes From a SciComm Panel

Random Walk 24: The Brain Buzz x SciCan Crossover Episode (pt I)

LISTEN TO US LISTEN TO THEM And we are back! I’ve been working on getting our Radio and Digital streams all sync’d up, and that took a lot more effort than I thought it would… But we are back! And with two great guests, Kyle and Drake, from the Brain Buzz Podcast!  Kyle and Drake a psychology grad students at the University of British Columbia. When they aren’t working towards graduating, they produce a fantastic podcast where they interview other psychology researchers. This week I talk to them about their research, and next week we are talking about their show.  … Continue reading Random Walk 24: The Brain Buzz x SciCan Crossover Episode (pt I)

ComSciCon-GTA Advice and Knowledge Gained from a Past Attendee by Zi Yan Chen

ComSciCon is an annual workshop series and science communication conferences which aim to help young scientists, mainly in graduate school, become aware of different ways to effectively communicate to audiences of different backgrounds. This October, scientificanada contributor Zi Yan Chen attended the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) edition of the conference. Now she shares some takeaways. Continue reading ComSciCon-GTA Advice and Knowledge Gained from a Past Attendee by Zi Yan Chen