Nous sommes heureux de vous inviter à la série de séminaires CommSci 2021, qui aura lieu chaque semaine, les lundis à 14 h 00 HNE, à compter du 29 mars. Améliorez vos compétences en communication scientifique et apprenez à vous impliquer!

Rejoignez-nous pour des séminaires et des ateliers interactifs sur des sujets tels que:

  • Accessibilité et inclusivité dans CommSci
  • Science ouverte et CommSci
  • Rédaction pour le public et le journalisme scientifique indépendant
  • CommSci à travers le podcasting
  • Visualisation de données - principes et outils
  • Bâtir la confiance dans la science
  • CommSci en français: atteindre la communauté locale
  • Carrières alternatives en CommSci
  • Comment s'impliquer en tant que stagiaire

Les séminaires se tiendront virtuellement sur Zoom et l'inscription est gratuite et ouverte à tous (le contenu s'adresse aux étudiants et aux stagiaires en sciences du vivant). Vous recevrez un lien Zoom dans la confirmation d'inscription et par courriel, avant chaque séminaire.

Pour toute question, contactez-nous par courriel à

Séminaires à venir

Plus d'informations sur chaque sujet et chaque conférencier seront publiées ici avant chaque séminaire.

Remarque: Les prochains séminaires se dérouleront en anglais, mais notre objectif est d’ organiser un séminaire en français sur la thématique de la CommSci en français et à rejoindre la communauté locale, dans un futur rapproché.

About the seminar:
Never before have we had as ready access to information as in today’s “on-line” world. Unfortunately, we also have to contend with the flood of misinformation that threatens to overwhelm us. In response, the McGill Office for Science and Society was established to disseminate sound science with a mandate of separating sense from nonsense. As Director of the Office, I have experienced various adventures in the battle against pseudoscience, some amusing, and some more serious. Also, being on one end of a radio microphone and in front of television cameras for over forty years has provided fascinating insight into the public’s perception of science and has afforded an opportunity to foster critical thinking and help people distinguish fact from fancy.

Speaker bio:
Joe Schwarcz is Director of McGill University’s “Office for Science and Society” which has the mission of separating sense from nonsense. He is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching chemistry and for interpreting science for the public. “Dr Joe” has hosted a radio show on science for forty years, has appeared hundreds of times on television, writes a regular newspaper column and is the author of eighteen best-sellers. He has been awarded honorary degrees by Athabasca University, Cape Breton University, the University of Windsor and Simon Fraser University. Professor Schwarcz is also an amateur magician and often spices up his presentations with a little magic.

About the seminar:
In this workshop, I’ll be sharing my journey from academia to journalism—both the ups and downs, and some tips about how to make the pivot as painless as possible. You’ll also get a peek into the day-to-day life of a freelance science writer, along with some hands-on exercises that will teach you the basics of how to construct a science story for the public in an accurate and accessible way.

Speaker bio:
Diana is a Canadian science journalist based in Berlin, Germany, who covers the life sciences, health, and academic life. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Scientific American, Nature, The Scientist, and Quanta.

About the seminar:
Know what kind of role you want to play in the science communication business?
Still shopping for ideas?
Wondering what strategy to use to get the gig?
This workshop will address the hidden job market & how to make the most of it.
Speaker bio:
Susan Molnar, M.Ed., OPQ has been career counselling graduate students at McGill since 2004, trained in Design Thinking at Stanford and practising as a Psychologist at the Argyle since 2019. She obtained her Bachelor in Philosophy from Concordia & her Master in Counselling Psychology from McGill.

About the seminar:
This talk will cover the basics of three aspects of inclusive science communication.
1. What to communicate: Using inclusive language, and explaining scientific concepts in a way that people with different backgrounds and experiences can understand.
2. How to format: Creating content that is accessible for people with disabilities, and engaging for individuals with varying learning and thinking styles.
3. Where to share: Expanding reach by using a variety of communication channels.
Speaker bio:
Falisha Karpati, PhD is a neuroscientist turned inclusion consultant. Falisha’s work focuses on using neuroscience to build inclusive environments in academic, research, and scientific organizations. Her approach to inclusion centres on the interconnectedness of cognitive, demographic, and experiential diversity. Prior to starting her consultancy practice, she worked as the Training and Equity Advisor for Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives at McGill.

Séminaires passés

Au cas où vous les auriez manqués, vous pouvez désormais visionner des récapitulatifs vidéo de nos précédents séminaires sur notre chaîne YouTube!

Joseph Fridman, spécialiste principal en communication chez Ginko Bioworks, parle de son expérience dans la communication scientifique, y compris le podcasting et le journalisme.

Eisha Ahmed, marketing et stratégie de marque chez Dispersa, parle des principes d'une visualisation efficace des données.

Alexandra Gellé, directrice de Pinte de Science Canada et membre de l'équipe de direction de ComSciCon-CAN et QC, explique comment s'impliquer en communication scientifique en tant que chercheure(se).

Nikola Stikov talks about the history and future of academic publishing and the need for transparency, and Agah Karakuzu gives a live demo of NeuroLibre, a preprint server that goes beyond the PDF to complement research articles.

Agah Karakuzu talks about data visualization for modern academic publishing and gives a workshop showcasing tools for creating interactive figures and dashboards.

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