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This guide includes training opportunities, as well as outreach, public speaking, writing, journalism and social media initiatives to get involved with

Today, there is a growing number of science communication opportunities, where individuals can learn, practice and be paid while making science accessible to a general audience. This is a beginner’s guide to science communication opportunities in Canada, which includes outreach, public speaking, writing, journalism and social media initiatives.

Disclaimer: In the past, I have taken part in some of the listed opportunities (e.g. I was a two-time Features editor at The Medium). …


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Caption: Me (Farah Qaiser) during the Student Journal Forum Panel Session. Photographer credit: Daisy Dowdall (U of T Libraries’ Engagement Assistant & Toronto Academic Libraries Intern).

Last Wednesday, the University of Toronto (U of T) held its 3rd annual Student Journal Forum at the Robarts Library in Toronto. This event featured a panel with student journal editors (including the IDIOM journal, Caméra Stylo, the University of Toronto’s Medical Journal, and the STEM Fellowship Journal), a talk illustrating how the University of Toronto’s library can offer support, and ended with a lunch where attendees mingled and showcased their journals.

While all slides can be found at U of T’s TSpace repository, this post is a reflection on the Student Journal Forum, and the key points raised by the speakers. Disclaimer: I represented the STEM Fellowship Journal at this event. …

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