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Science Communication Day

Friday, January 24, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thomson House Ballroom
Co-organized by Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives and SciCommCollective

This event is full.

Please email falisha.karpati [at] mcgill.ca if you would like to be added to the wait list. In your email, please include whether you would like to attend select workshops or the full day.


9:00-11:00 a.m.: The Reviewer's Perspective: A Panel Discussion on Academic Writing

What do reviewers look for in a manuscript? What writing strategies do successful researchers use when writing their papers? At this event, you will get tips and advice on how to write impressive manuscripts and navigate the academic publication process from four McGill faculty members.


11:00-11:15 a.m.: Coffee break

11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.: A Picture is Worth 1000 Statistics: Effective Data Visualization for Scientific Communication (offered in collaboration with the McGill Initiative in Computational Medicine)

  • Speaker: Eisha Ahmed, PhD Candidate in Experimental Medicine, and Brand and Marketing Intern at Dispersa

1:15-2:15 p.m.: Lunch, with a booth exhibition by on-campus science communication groups, and art-science projections

2:15-4:15 p.m.: #SciComm on Social Media: Sharing Your Science Beyond the Lab

  • Speaker: Samantha Yammine (@science.sam / @heysciencesam), Neuroscientist & Science Communicator at Science Sam Media

In this 2-hr interactive workshop, Samantha Yammine will share best practices for audience-first storytelling, and tips and tricks for engaging folks with your science through social media! Whether you're a daily tweeter or it's your first time taking your science beyond the lab, come ready to hone modern communication skills that can be applied to any future career.

4:15-5:00 p.m.: Networking session, with a booth exhibition from science communication-related student groups and art-science projections

We would like to acknowledge that McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet.

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