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SciComm Collective Symposium
January 15-16, 2022
13:00-16:30 EST each day
Zoom link will be sent out before the event

At our inaugural symposium, we will be going back to the basics and exploring the goals of science communication, our roles in society as science communicators, and the various avenues we can take to communicate our science. You will learn how to make scientific information personal and relatable for your audiences, better understand the intersections between science communication and social justice, and explore different mediums of science communication. By attending this symposium, you will have the opportunity to build a strong foundation for the important work you do within and together with your communities.

January 15, 2022
13:00-13:15 EST — Welcome & Introductions
13:15-14:15 EST — Storytelling & SciComm • Liz Neeley
14:15-15:10 EST — Break
15:10-16:45 EST — Social Justice & SciComm • Abolition Science

January 16, 2022
13:00-14:40 EST — Communication Media & SciComm • Kim Fahner, Christine Liu, Tera Johnson, and Asma Bashir
14:40-15:30 EST — Break
15:30-16:30 EST — SciComm Social • Trivia & Closing

The event will be held on Zoom. For questions or concerns, please email us at 


* The event will be auto-captioned and recorded, to be made available after the event.
* The event will be held in English. Live ASL interpreters will be made available upon request. A French translation of the event transcript will be made available after the event.
* Multiple methods for engagement will be provided for all activities, including written, verbal, poll-based, on- and off-camera options.
* If you require additional accommodations, such as support for childcare or Internet access, please describe your needs in the registration form so that we can work to best accommodate you.


SciComm Collective was started in Tiotià:ke/Montreal, Canada and now operates primarily online. Currently, our members are distributed in various places across North America, also known as Turtle Island to many Indigenous communities. In Montreal, our work continuously takes place on the unceded Indigenous lands which have long served as a gathering place for many First Nations, including the Kanien’keha:ka of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron/Wendat, Abenaki and Anishinaabeg. We will gather on a platform called Zoom, whose closest data server is in Toronto, on the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnaabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. This land is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.


Banner Image Description: Text in the centre reads, "SciComm Collective Symposium" in dark purple. The background of the banner is spotty and purple, with illustrated icons and patterns, such as an eye, a leaf, a pair of squiggles, and a spiral, floating in the periphery. Overall, the image feels a little mysterious but calming.


This workshop is supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Science Communication Skills Grant (Pilot) and Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS) of McGill University.
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Name // Nom *
What institution or organization are you affiliated with? // Au sein de quelle institution ou organisation travaillez et/ou apprenez-vous ? *
What is your current position? // Quelle est votre position actuelle ? *
Have you attended a SciComm Collective workshop before? // Avez-vous participé à un atelier de SciComm Collective dans le passé ? *
Which sessions are you interested in attending? // À quelles sessions souhaitez-vous participer ? *
Attendees can participate to the degree they are comfortable with - including on/off options for camera, mic, and chat. // Vous pouvez participer dans la mesure où vous êtes à l'aise - y compris des options sans caméra, sans micro et dans le chat.
Please describe any accommodations you require. // Veuillez décrire tout accommodement dont vous avez besoin.
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