Science Communication at #SharingScienceUBC Conference

From the Sharing Science Conference at UBC held at the UBC Beaty Biodiversity Museum on March 29, 2014


  1. My schedule for the past month and a half has been stuffed with conferences – from IPSEC to AAAS, to BC Outreach Workshop and now Sharing Science at UBC – I must admit that I shouldn't complain about all the great science outreach and communication work I have seen! If you missed the Sharing Science conference, don't worry - here is a summary to help you catch up.
  2. The Sharing Science Conference is a science communication conference. The conference was student-driven, organized by the UBC student club Carl Sagan Association for the Communication of Science. This conference was also a collaboration with UBC Faculty of Science, the Science and Technology Studies of UBC Faculty of Arts, and the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.
  3. Clearly many of us were excited about this conference! 
  4. So the day began at the UBC Beaty Biodiversity Museum, under the big blue whale skeleton.
  5. The first speaker, Dave Ng, started with the current environment for science communication, and then reflected on the question a Grade 6 student asked him - Do unicorns exist? This question led Dave down the rabbit hole of answering such a question with scientific thinking.
  6. Next, Samia Khan from UBC Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education, talked about using computer simulations for Science Education.