Free public lecture: Scientists are from Saturn; Media are from Mars

McMaster’s Faculty of Science invites you to Scientists are from Saturn; Media are from Mars – How to bridge those worlds and effectively communicate your research, a free public lecture featuring Jim Handman, executive director of the Science Media Centre of Canada Scientists and former executive producer of CBC’s Quirks and Quarks.

When: July 19, 2-3 p.m.
Where: Black Box Theatre, L.R. Wilson Hall, McMaster University
Register online

More about Jim Handman

Jim Handman is Executive Director of the Science Media Centre of Canada (SMCC). Before joining the SMCC in 2017, he spent 17 years as Executive Producer of the award-winning CBC Radio science program, Quirks & Quarks. During that time, Jim won numerous prizes for science journalism, including the prestigious Walter Sullivan Award from the AGU. He has also taught broadcast journalism at Ryerson University, was Science-Writer-in-Residence at the Journalism School of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was the CanWest-Global Fellow in Media at Western University, where he taught a graduate seminar in science journalism.

Jim is a frequent speaker on the topic of science and the media, and also conducts training workshops in communications for scientists in Canada and the U.S.

This public lecture is part of ComSciConCAN, Canada’s first national science communication workshop for graduate students. This unique professional development program 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.

The 2019 ComSciConCAN will be held at McMaster University, July 18-20, and is supported by the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Socrates Project, and many other partners.