Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Stay tuned for future workshops and check out previously hosted ones below!

Past Workshops

Communicating Your Science Through Podcast Interviews 
Feb 8, 2022
9:00 am – 10:00 am PST

Feb 17, 2022
9:00 am – 10:00 am PST

Mar 4, 2022
10:00 am – 11:00 am PST

Hosted with SciCATs &
Advice to a Scientist

Want to learn how to be on our podcast? This series of 3 workshops brought in SciCats and Advice to a Scientist to learn ways to make our science stories compelling when communicating or broadcasting to the public.

In Day 1 (video link on the left), SciCats teaches us how we can develop our personal stories in research to become compelling pieces of narrative during interviews. In Day 2 (no video taken), was interview practice with feedback given by SciCats. In Day 3, together with Advice to a Scientist, we brought our very first in-person workshop to learn and practice science communication writing.

Keep an eye out for articles written by our very own participants on AdviceToAScientist.com and their research interviews on our podcast!

If you’re viewing this specific series of workshop for the first time, we’d appreciate if you filled out our online form here so we can host even better workshops in the future! 

SciComm 101 – Telling your science as a story (Day 2 of 2)
Dec 13, 2021
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm PST

Hosted with SciCATs

The second of a series workshops, hosted with SciCats, to train researchers, graduate students, and postdocs to speak about their research to non-scientific audiences.
Learn how to tune your science message and make your ABTs even better!

If you’re viewing this workshop for the first time, we’d appreciate if you filled out our online form here so we can host even better workshops in the future!

SciComm 101 – Telling your science as a story (Day 1 of 2)
Dec 6, 2021
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm PST

Hosted with SciCATs

One of a series workshops, hosted with SciCats, to train researchers, graduate students, and postdocs to speak about their research to non-scientific audiences.
Learn storytelling techniques, like the ABT method, to create compelling narratives with your research!

If you’re viewing this workshop for the first time, we’d appreciate if you filled out our online form here so we can host even better workshops in the future!

Thinking Through the Crap
September 23, 2021
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm PST

Hosted with UBC Library & Science Literacy Week

In this era of media overload, it can be difficult to tell quality from crap. In this session, we worked through some controversial science topics from different perspectives, asking critical questions about where our opinions come from, and considering what motivates us to believe one source of information over another.