Saint John Grad Student Awarded Prestigious Spot in Development Workshop

Author: Kyle

Posted on Apr 25, 2019

Category: Student Stories

A graduate student from the University of New Brunswick's Saint John campus recently received some exciting news from organizers of this year's Communicating Science Workshop for Graduate Students organizing committee.

Lydia White, a Master’s student in the Department of Biological Sciences at UNB Saint John, was awarded one of 50 seats (nearly 400 applicants) to attend Canada’s first national science communication workshop for graduate students.

"ComSciConCAN 2019” is a unique professional development program, which aims to help the next generation of leaders in STEM fields develop the skills needed to communicate their research and ideas to their peers, experts in other fields, policy makers, and the general public and looks to bring the longstanding and successful ComSciCon framework from the United States to Canada.

Since its establishment in 2013 by graduate students at Harvard University and MIT, the training opportunities offered by ComSciCon have benefited over 500 graduate students across the United States and, as of last year, 5 from Canada as well. At ComSciConCAN, ample time will be allocated for networking with science communication experts and developing science outreach collaborations with fellow graduate students.

All workshop participants will produce an original piece of science writing and receive feedback from workshop attendees and experts including, but not limited to, journalists, authors, public policy advocates, educators, etc. 

The workshop will be held July 18-20th at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

Interested in learnin more on the event? Check out their website.