Celebrating Excellence in Science Journalism and Communication

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Date(s) - 22/09/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville St, Victoria, BC


Curiosity Collider, Science Borealis, the Royal BC Museum, and the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada join forces to bring you a dynamic evening discovering the myriad ways to effectively communicate the relevance of science: From the powerful written language in a book or text panel in a museum to multimedia exhibitions, how the concepts of science are crafted makes all the difference in making an authentic and meaningful impact to an audience.

The evening will begin with a Science in Society book award presentation by Jude Isabella Editor in Chief at Hakai Magazine and former Vice President of SWCC to Mark Leiren-Young for his book The Killer Whale Who Changed the World. The event will also feature local innovators in science communication, with talks by spider scientist Catherine Scott and science photographer Sean McCann representing Science Borealis and art-science experiences with artist Larissa Blokhuis and Erick James from Vancouver’s Curiosity Collider.

In addition, both the Curator (Dr. Henry Choong) and Collection Manager (Hugh MacIntosh) of Invertebrates at the Royal BC Museum will showcase specimens and disrupt assumptions and expectations about how information is communicated within a museum context.

This event is part of Science Literacy Week. Science Literacy Week is a week-long blitz of science-based activities from coast-to-coast.

This free event will take place in Newcombe Conference Hall.

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