SCWIST BrownBag Lunch Meeting

The BrownBag Series is a monthly event organized by the Society of Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) whose purpose is to provide a place for learning and discussion of topics to help women in STEM fields advance their careers.

Topic: Science Communication

These days it’s not enough simply to ‘do’ science, by generating research data, but it is essential to communicate the outcomes to others. This can take the form of translating data from the lab to the general public, the media, people who shape science policy, or even letting your scientific peers know what your latest results mean, and why they are exciting. In this session we will be discussing science journalism, publishing, writing, editing, blogging and social media, and everything in between, with our panel of professionals who have experience in these varied areas. This is also your chance to see examples of how passion for science communication could lead to alternative careers outside of the lab.

Join us on Wednesday, October 31st, from 12:00-1:30 PM at the Biodiversity Research Centre Rm. 224 for a discussion about how to communicate science well! Coffee, tea and cookies will be served, please bring your own mug.

Registration is now closed

Speakers:
Dr. Candis Callison, Assistant Professor at UBC School of Journalism
Dr. Emily Seo, Director of UBC Shared Instrument Facility, former Associate Editor at Wiley-VCH
Eric Jandciu, Course Coordinator, UBC SCIE 300 Communicating Science
Eve Rickert, Founder of Talk Science to Me Inc.
Dr. Geraldine Walsh, Scientific Writer at Canadian Blood Services
Dr. Lesley Evans Ogden, Freelance Journalist & Science Communications Specialist

Moderator:
Sarah S. Chow, Science Communicator and TV Host for This Week at UBC

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