Student Workshop, Sunday, June 5

There will be a workshop and panel hybrid event on Sunday, June 5th as a part of the in-person CAP Congress.  It will be held in Room 136 of the Arthur N. Bourns Building (ABB), Building 25 on the campus map, where the McMaster Physics and Astronomy Department is located.

From 15:00 – 16:20 EST: Written Workshop hosted by Emily Deibert. Emily Deibert is a science writer for Research2Reality and was previously a science writer The ConversationNew Scientist, and Massive Science, amongst others. She has also written for PBS Space Time, creating the episode “Was the Milky Way a Quasar?” Emily is currently a Ph.D. Candidate and NSERC Vanier Scholar at the University of Toronto (Dunlap Institute). The workshop will focus on a range of topics including how to write for broad audiences, for different media, and how to write better scientific papers.


From 16:40 – 18:00 EDT: “SciComm in Canada” Panel featuring,

  • Pramodh Senrath-Yapa (organizer of ComSciConCAN)
  • Cassidy Swanston (creative mind behind SciComSchool)
  • Celia Du (Canadian Space Agency)
  • Dr. Estelle Chamoux (Science Communication Instructor at Bishop’s University)
  • Dr. Kori Czuy (Indigenous Engagement Specialist at TELUS Spark Science)

You may register to attend virtually on June 5th through the following zoom links:

To submit specific questions to the above panelists or request a particular topic to be discussed in Emily’s workshop, please fill out the following google form.

If you are going to attend the Congress, registration information can be found here: