Workshops & Programs

The New Science Communicator Programs

The Science Borealis New Science Communicator programs are designed to coach new science bloggers and provide them with experience working directly with editors on their work. These programs are not open to individuals. We work with sponsoring partners such as universities and professional organizations.

 

1. New Science Communicator Workshop

This is a stand-alone science communications workshop fully managed and delivered by Science Borealis.

Cohorts of ​4-10 university students (any discipline) will work with a science writing mentor over 10 weeks. They will learn to pitch, draft, and polish their own blog post into an engaging piece to be published on the Borealis Blog. This is an online workshop, primarily conducted via email and Skype or Slack sessions. The course includes suggested readings and group discussions. Students are also invited to join the Science Borealis Slack channel to chat with, and learn from, our writers and editors. Their final draft will be professionally proofed and edited to ensure they can proudly add their post to their portfolio.

 

​​2. Pitch and Polish

This is for students who are currently enrolled in a science communications course and are under the supervision of an instructor. Management and some editorial tasks are shared between the Science Borealis mentor and the students’ course instructor.

In this program, cohorts of 4-10 students will team up with one of our science writing mentors to pitch their blog post idea, which they will then draft and polish for publication on the Borealis Blog. Students will receive pitch feedback as well as three rounds of one-on-one editorial feedback on their submissions. Their final draft will be professionally proofed and edited to ensure they can proudly add their post to their portfolio.

 

3. Custom Program

We are willing to work with you to develop a custom science communications program that suits your organization and students.

Previous partnerships included cohorts sponsored by Canadian Science Publishing/Science Atlantic (2016-17) and the University of Guelph (2017). As well, we have several cohorts lined up for 2018.

 

If you have questions or would like to receive our information packages and fee schedules, please contact Sarah Boon or Kimberly Moynahan at contact@scienceborealis.ca.