Thursday, November 14 • 2:10pm - 2:50pm
Creating SciComm: An interactive session connecting scientists, policy makers and the public / Développer une communication scientifique : une séance interactive réunissant des scientifiques, des décideurs politiques et le public.

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Panel Organized by: Julia Krolik, Pixels and Plans | Art the Science

With growing divides in public and scientific opinion on controversial science policy issues like data privacy, vaccinations, and climate change, there has never been a more pressing time to improve how we communicate science. Join this session and take a step toward achieving this goal. In this interactive panel, we will offer a hands-on approach to communicating science through visual, participatory methods. Attendees will use a creative approach to engage with four themes chosen by the public in advance of the session. The aim is to build stronger connections among scientists, policy makers, and the public whom their work affects.

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Julia Krolik

Founder, Pixels and Plans | Art the Science
Julia Krolik is an information designer, data scientist, artist and entrepreneur. Her diverse background enables a rare cross-disciplinary empathy and she continuously advocates for effective research communication with the public. Formally educated in the sciences, her work includes... Read More →

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Alice Fleerackers

Researcher, Scholarly Communications Lab
Alice Fleerackers is a PhD candidate studying science communication at Simon Fraser University. She is also a researcher at the Scholarly Communications Lab and a freelance writer and editor. Alice holds a master’s in Publishing from Simon Fraser University and a bachelor’s in... Read More →
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Dorina Simeonov

Policy and Knowledge Mobilization Manager, AGE-WELL
Dorina Simeonov is a visual storyteller, knowledge mobilizer, and policy enthusiast. She is the Policy and Knowledge Mobilization Manager at AGE-WELL, Canada’s Technology and Aging Network. Dorina enjoys working with diverse teams to dream up innovative ways of sharing research... Read More →
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Cat Lau

Program Evaluation Officer (ATS) / Knowledge Translation Coordinator, CHILD-BRIGHT Network
Catherine (Cat) Lau is a former behavioural neuroscientist-turned-science communicator. She is passionate about integrating creative approaches in science communication and knowledge mobilization. For the past few years, Cat has held diverse roles as a science writer, amateur-artist... Read More →

Thursday November 14, 2019 2:10pm - 2:50pm EST
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