Professional Development Track: Effectively Communicating your Research

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Shaw, Salon 3

Led by Tim Lougheed, Editor of ACCN Canadian Chemical News

Effectively Communicating your Research

In this workshop, participants will learn how to effectively communicate their chemistry research results as well as their impact. Participants will explore how to reach different types of audiences rather than framing information in familiar templates. Starting with a paper already published in a scientific journal, we will first consider what distinguishes a well-written paper. We will then consider how this same research content might be presented elsewhere, including a proposal for a funding application, a seminar with an audience outside the area of expertise, or a public statement that could be used for media or other promotions. The goal is always to convey the science accurately, but also to engage others with enthusiasm and brevity.

Tim LougheedBio: A full time freelance writer and editor since 1991, Tim Lougheed has written hundreds of articles for specialized and general publications in Canada as well as internationally. He also edits ACCN Canadian Chemical News, a magazine published by the Chemical Institute of Canada. He is the past president of the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada, a national organization with more than 600 members across the country. His career began as a reporter with the Windsor Star and the Sault Star, then as a science writer for Queen’s University. He has degrees from the University of Western Ontario, University of Toronto, and Queen’s University.



Pre-registration for this event is sold out. Priority will be given to pre-registered attendees, but drop-ins are welcome to the Sunday workshops if there is space available.


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