LISTEN Hello and welcome to Random walk episode 27. This week you will be hearing from PhD Candidate and science writer Francesco Zangari. Francesco is finishing his PhD on Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto, and recently attended ComSciCon-GTA, a conference on communicating science for researchers local to the Greater Toronto Area. This is another 2-parter, and this week we will be talking a bit about Francesco’s research, competitiveness in science, lab safety with COVID, and social media for communicating science. In part two, we are going to dig more into science writing. But before we get into that, … Continue reading Random Walk 27: Francesco Zangari on ComSciCon-GTA (pt 1) + Havana Syndrome?
LISTEN // WATCH Welcome back to the show, I’m your host Adam, and this week I am going to be talking to ZiYan Chen about communicating science as a researcher and grad student. But before we get to the interview, I’m excited to announce that as well as being a guest on this episode, ZiYan is one of our very first guest authors on our website, scientificanada.ca . This is a big deal for us! One of my first goals I had with this project was to get to a position where I could start sourcing articles from contributing writers. … Continue reading Random Walk 26: Zi Yan Chen on ComSciCon-GTA
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
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