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.
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.
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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
Sarah S. Chow, Science Communicator and TV Host for This Week at UBC
Where is the ” Biodiversity Centre”?
[...] SCWIST’S Brown Bag Lunch In the spirit of Halloween SCWIST is bringing scientists and journalists together in one room to discuss, ready for it, science communication! OMG! AHH!!!! They have an excellent panelist of science communicator superstars, and if you miss this, that would definitely be scary! Location: Beaty Biodiversity Museum Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm [...]
It’s the building right behind the Biodiversity museum (with the huge whale skeleton)
The Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) is a non-profit association established in 1981. Our mission is to promote, encourage and empower women and girls in science, engineering and technology.