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  • Simplify your research for media interviews
  • Promote your findings through social media
  • Use the guiding principles of Two-Eyed Seeing Approach to science communication
  • Build awareness of equity, diversity and inclusion in how you communicate
  • Overcome public speaking anxiety
  • Create your own short video to recruit research assistants or to build your interview portfolio
For more information or to register, please contact:
Dr. Katherine Jones, Associate Professor, Biology at 

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Tuesday, May 11th,11:30-12:30PM

Communication 101: How to Tell Your STEM Story




Simplifying the Details

  1. Intro to Message Box - Katherine Jones   [Additional Resources: Message Box Workbook; Blank Message Box; More About the Message Box and Examples]

  2. Intro to SoapBox Science - Stephanie MacQuarrie

  3. 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Platform Presentation - Debbie Hendriksen 


Communication Basics

  1. Managing Apprehension and Anxiety: Sarah MacRae [Additional Resources: Personal Report of Communication ApprehensionMcCroskey Personal Report of Communication Apprehension]

  2. How to Use the 3Vs for Communication: Sarah MacRae

  3. Developing a Routine for Preparation of Presentations: Ian McNeil


One Button Studio

  1.                 An Introduction to Using the One Button Studio at CBU: Jasmine Hoover

Panelists on Tuesday, May 11th @11:30AM: Ian McNeil, Matthias Bierenstiel, Stephanie MacQuarrie , Debbie Hendriksen, Sarah MacRae

(Moderator: Katherine Jones)


Tuesday, May 18th,11:30AM-12:30PM

Inclusivity: Know Your Audience and How to Captivate Them


  1. Transforming your science into a story: Steve Sutherland

  2. Communicating for Inclusivity: Kimberly Gardner

  3. Awareness of EDI in Science Communication Presentation: Dana Mount

  4. Guiding Principles of 2-Eyed Seeing: Tuma Young

  5. A Scientist's Approach to Communicating Science: Matthias Bierenstiel

  6. Useful tips for Media and Professional Interviews: Curated YouTube Videos to encourage you to think about preparing for different audiences and how to get people to listen to what you have to say (Honesty, Authenticity, Integrity):

Panelists on Tuesday, May 18th @11:30AM: Steve Sutherland, Kimberly Gardner, Matthias Bierenstiel (Moderator: Dana Mount)


Tuesday, May 25th,11:30AM-12:30PM

Presenting and Publicizing with Panache


  1. How People Interact with What You Put Online: AJ Fraser (lessons learned from CBU’s virtual semesters)

  2. Best Practices for Presenting/Teaching Online: Terry MacDonald (more lessons learned by the CTL)

  3. Getting Your Message Out There (best channels for your objectives): Kimberly Gardner

  4. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words/Pecha Kucha Presentations: Katherine Jones

  5. Becoming Social Media Savvy: CB Influencer Adam Hill

  6. Science and Social Media: Jason Loxton

Panelists on Tuesday, May 25th @ 11:30 AM: Adam Hill, AJ Fraser, Debbie Hendriksen, and Kimberly Gardner (Moderator: Jason Loxton)


June 1st, 11:30AM-12:30PM

Sharing Circle Symposium

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This last session provides participants with an opportunity to put their new knowledge to practice. 

Participants are invited to give a 3-minute virtual presentation, or share a pre-recorded short video of their research project or science-related topic of their choice.

An expert panel will be on hand to provide constructive feedback to our presenters.


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