CIHR is offering new #scicomm training opportunities for health researchers, many of which will also be applicable to Social Science and Humanities researchers.
|#SciComm on Social Media for Researchers (English) In this 2-hr interactive workshop led by Science Communicator Samantha Yammine (also known as Science Sam), we’ll discuss best practices for communicating science through social media. Building off lessons learned so far in her career and sharing examples from others in the field, you’ll see examples of effective science communication and myth-busting through social media platforms like Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, with lots of time for discussion and questions.||Next session (English, 300 participants) Tuesday, March 7, 2023 – 1pm-3pm EST Register for Session 3|
|Instagram and TikTok for #SciComm (English) In this 90-min interactive workshop led by Science Communicator Samantha Yammine (also known as Science Sam), we’ll take a deep dive into mobile-first short form video creation for science communication. Instagram and Tik Tok are the most popular social media platforms used by youth and young adults, and among the fastest growing across all age groups. With their explore-heavy newsfeeds, when used strategically they can be one of the fastest ways to reach massive audiences outside your typical echo chamber. Whether or not you have an Instagram or Tik Tok account, come ready to learn more about the pros and cons of these platforms and the role they play in the modern misinformation landscape. This is an introductory workshop ideal for beginners to video and will focus on easy-to-produce short videos popularized by Instagram Reels and Tik Tok.||Next session (English, 300 participants) Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023 – 12pm-1:30pm EST Register for Session 2|
|Combatting Misinformation on Social Media (English) It’s important for researchers to respond swiftly to mis- and disinformation. However, in a digital age where disinformers are savvy with how they attack facts and those sharing them, it is important we debunk mindfully… and strategically. In this keynote, research scientist turned science communicator Samantha Yammine (also known as Science Sam) will share the importance and pitfalls of sharing science on social media, with lessons learned from the comms front lines during the pandemic. She’ll also share best practices and tips for effective myth-busting before a lively discussion. This is a session you’ll want to tune in for before sending that next hot take of a tweet!||Session 1 (English, 300 participants) Tuesday, March 28, 2023 – 12pm-1pm EST Register for Session 1|
|The ABCs of Health Misinformation This 90-minute workshop will draw on the most current research and best practices of addressing health-based misinformation and developing health- and science-related media literacy skills. Based on MediaSmarts’ “Check First, Share After” campaign and related resources, this session will teach participants three key topics: Avoiding data voids Beyond fact-checking Countering misinformation||Session 1 (English, 100 participants) Thursday, Feb 16, 2023 – 12pm-1:30pm ET Register for Session 1 Session 2 (English, 100 participants) Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023 – 1pm-2:30pm ET Register for Session 2 Session 3 (English, 100 participants) Friday, March 3, 2023 – 12:30pm-2:00pm ET Register for Session 3 Session 4 (French, 100 participants) Thursday, March 9, 2023 – 12:30pm-2:00pm ET Register for Session 4|
|#SciComm on Social Media (French) This three-hour interactive workshop led by science communicators from IMPAKT Scientifik will focus on using social media for #scicomm (including effective tools, strategies, and inspiring examples). Drawing on their own experiences and highlighting best practices from others in the field, the trainers will help participants tap into the potential of using platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter for effective science communication.||Session 1 (French, 100 participants) Thursday, Feb 2, 2023 – 9:30am-12:30pm ET Register for Session 1 Session 2 (French, 100 participants) Thursday, Feb 9, 2023 – 1:00-4:00pm ET Register for Session 2|
|Personal Branding (French) This two-hour interactive workshop led by science communicators from IMPAKT Scientifik will focus on the concept of “personal branding” in an academic context. Using a case study and other concrete tools and strategies, the trainers will help participants consider their own unique “brand” and ways to communicate it clearly.||Session 1 (French, 100 participants) Thursday, Feb 16, 2023 – 1:00-3:00pm ET Register for Session 1 Session 2 (French, 100 participants) Thursday, Feb 23, 2023 – 10:00am-12:00pm ET Register for Session 2|
|Engaging youth in STEM In this 2-hour interactive workshop from Let’s Talk Science, participants will explore the why, what & how of engaging youth in STEM topics. Why is it important to talk to young people about STEM? What are some of the best ways to engage youth (from elementary school-aged kids through to young adults) to make STEM appealing and accessible? How should we approach misconceptions, misinformation, and complex topics in our discussions with youth?||Session 1 (English, 300 participants) Thursday, March 2, 2023 – 1:00-3:00pm ET Register for Session 1 Session 2 (French, 300 participants) Thursday, March 16, 2023 – 1:00-3:00pm ET Register for Session 2|
For additional information about CIHR science communication training workshops, please visit their website.