Science Communication and Digital Scholarship Virtual Event

The Sherman Centre is pleased to announce two virtual events on science communication and digital scholarship on May 4, 2022.

Communication

10:30am-12pm: Science Communication and Digital Scholarship: A Sherman Centre Graduate Resident Panel Discussion Register: https://libcal.mcmaster.ca/event/3669791

 How can scholars engage wider audiences in scientific research? In this panel, four emerging scholars answer this question with a shared response: digital tools. Through an app, a web exhibit, and a blog, Sherman Centre Graduate Residents are using interactive digital tools to bring academic work on music, prehistoric life, and the scientific process to the public. Learn about their in-process research at this virtual panel. 

 

Abeer

1-2pm: Exploring Barriers to Misinformation Interventions in Public Libraries: A Talk by Abeer Siddiqui Register: https://libcal.mcmaster.ca/event/3669785 Misinformation has always been dangerous and divisive, but especially so in the wake of "fake news" and Covid-19 conspiracy theories. How can we, as scholars, librarians, and citizens, combat the spread of misinformation? What challenges might we encounter while doing this work? We are delighted to host Abeer Siddiqui, a celebrated teacher with a record of empowering students and engaging communities, at this talk. Siddiqui will discuss her research on the challenges of addressing misinformation in public libraries and explore how her recent project informs her longstanding work on storytelling and science communication as a Learning Support Librarian and Adjunct Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Science. All are welcome at these virtual events. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Sherman Centre’s Coordinator at littvs@mcmaster.ca

 

LIFESCI Poster Symposium 2022

A poster symposium was organized on March 31, 2022 for students in LIFESCI 3RP3 and LIFESCI 4A03 as part of the course requirement. The event marked a culminating achievement for the students’ undergraduate research project, allowing students to gain experience in translating their research efforts into a visual format for sharing with faculty and their peers. Students were totally engaged and learned immensely from participating in an interactive session with supervisors and Life Sciences program instructors who challenged them with exploratory questions and provided critical feedback. 

Poster presentation LIFESCI 3RP3Pictured: Pooja Senthil LIFESCI 3RP3 poster

 

LIFESCI 4A03 Pictured: Supervisor Dr. Taiane de Azevedo Cardoso and Khadija Brouillete LIFESCI 4A03 poster

Congratulations to Dr. Ayesha Khan

Khan

Dr. Ayesha Khan has recieved the MSU Teaching Award of Excellence, Congratulations!

"I am reminded by my students to engage them in ways that make their learning matter not only for the academics but also to their daily lives."

Making Science Go Viral... In Viral Times

Science Sam

We have a very special installment of Science Stories coming up on Wednesday April 13 at 5:30. Our speaker is Samantha Yammine, a Neuroscientist and popular science communicator better known as Science Sam. 

Dr. Yammine earned her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto studying how stem cells build and maintain the brain. She then went on to found Science Sam Media, a science-based digital production agency. She is passionate about empowering people to explore science by making it more familiar, accessible and inclusive. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she's been sharing the science behind the headlines as @science.sam on Instagram and TikTok, garnering millions of views every month to better help people assess risk, spot misinformation, and have informed discussions with their friends and family. 

Register for free here: https://bit.ly/ScienceGoViral

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