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The events offered through the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada fall into three broad offerings: Professional Development & Training, Networking & Community Building, and the Annual Conference. Keep scrolling to learn more about these three Event Offerings and how to get involved. Past and upcoming events are listed below.

You can read our event policy below.

Upcoming events

    • 06 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Are you interested in volunteering?

    Please join us for our June Volunteer Orientation to learn more about what it entails to be an SWCC volunteer. The meeting is from 6:00 - 6:30 pm EST/ 3:00 - 3:30 pm PST.

    Please fill out our volunteer form below before the orientation so we can learn more about you:

    Volunteer Form

    • 17 Sep 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    2024 Annual General Meeting

    Help us select our next Board of Directors and learn about the status of the organization. 


Past events

22 May 2024 Who Says Scientists Are Boring? Should We Be Having Fun with Our Science Communication?
07 May 2024 A Day at Wanuskewin Heritage Park
06 May 2024 Bonus Networking Event
04 May 2024 Canadian Light Source + VIDO + Rayner Dairy Research and Teaching Facility Tour
04 May 2024 Plain Language Workshop
04 May 2024 SWCC Annual Conference 2024
30 Apr 2024 Communicating Science to the Really Reluctant
04 Apr 2024 SWCC Volunteer Orientation
04 Apr 2024 Self-Publishing with Services 101
20 Mar 2024 "To build a better future, we must first imagine it."
13 Mar 2024 AI Tools in Sci-Comm
06 Mar 2024 SWCC Volunteer Orientation
29 Feb 2024 Scouting Scholars: A Conversation on Finding Scientific Sources
07 Feb 2024 Science Communication 101 with Ive Velikova
06 Feb 2024 SWCC Volunteer Orientation
31 Jan 2024 Introduction to Plain Language Workshop
25 Jan 2024 Member Meet-Up: Mentorship in SciComm
16 Jan 2024 SWCC Volunteer Orientation
22 Nov 2023 November Member Meet-up
24 Oct 2023 How Open Science and Open Access can unlock knowledge for diverse audiences
04 Oct 2023 The lure of the preprint: The risks and opportunities of un-peer-reviewed science
19 Sep 2023 Annual General Meeting 2023
08 Jun 2023 SWCC Science Tour Day 2
07 Jun 2023 SWCC Science Tour Day 1
05 Jun 2023 SWCC Annual Conference 2023
23 May 2023 The Joys of Conferences
03 May 2023 The ‘Good’ of Good Science Communication: An Ethical Interlude
24 Apr 2023 SEO 101: OPTIMIZING YOUR SCIENCE WRITING
21 Mar 2023 Not Your Average Book Club
07 Feb 2023 February Member Meet Up
23 Jan 2023 Delivering Sci Comm to Younger Audiences
07 Dec 2022 December Member Meet Up
29 Nov 2022 Freelancing FAQs: An Interactive Workshop
16 Nov 2022 November Member Meet Up
26 Oct 2022 Podcasting 101
19 Oct 2022 October Member Meet Up
28 Sep 2022 SWCC Monthly Meet-Up
27 Sep 2022 From Query to Bookshelf: A Q&A with publishers and authors
13 Sep 2022 SWCC Annual General Meeting
15 Jun 2022 Member Meet Up
26 May 2022 Join a SWCC Mission and Vision Focus Group
02 May 2022 Symposium for Science Engagement: Communicating the Urgency of Planetary Health.
05 Oct 2021 Annual General Meeting
17 Jun 2021 2021 Virtual Conference - Day 7
16 Jun 2021 2021 Virtual Conference - Day 6
15 Jun 2021 2021 Virtual Conference - Day 5
14 Jun 2021 2021 Virtual Conference - Day 4
11 Jun 2021 2021 Virtual Conference - Day 3
09 Jun 2021 2021 Virtual Conference - Day 2
07 Jun 2021 2021 Virtual Conference
07 Jun 2021 2021 Virtual Conference - Day 1
03 Jun 2021 Barriers in Science Communications for Black and People of Colour
06 May 2021 Communicating with Children and Museums
12 Apr 2021 Indigenous Communications - Waubgeshig Rice
06 Apr 2021 Indigenous Communications - Dr. Hilding Neilson
28 Jan 2021 Top 10 Non-COVID Science Stories of 2020
15 Dec 2020 SWCC Holiday Social
02 Dec 2020 Science Through A Photographer’s Eye
04 Nov 2020 Disinformation. It’s partly our fault!
30 Jun 2020 2020 Virtual Conference
16 Jun 2020 Pro-D Session: Cognit.ca with Mike Matheson
25 May 2019 Freelance Skill Share Extraordinaire
23 May 2019 Opening Reception - 2019 SWCC Conference
23 May 2019 Heart & Head - 2019 Annual Conference
23 May 2019 Winnipeg Science Tour
22 May 2019 Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) Tour
17 Nov 2018 Building Indigenous Relationships Workshop: Deadline to register Nov 15
14 May 2018 SWCC2018 delegate membership discount
15 Apr 2018 Victoria RBCM Sessions and Tour Day
15 Apr 2018 Snorkel Safari
13 Apr 2018 Beakerhead at SWCC mini-course
12 Apr 2018 SciComm Social, tickets
12 Apr 2018 On The Edge 2018 Annual Conference
20 Feb 2018 SWCC 2018 Acclaimed Slate Vote
22 Sep 2017 Book Award Presentation Event
20 Sep 2017 Youth Book Awards Presentation
25 Jul 2017 SWCC 2017 Acclaimed Slate: Register Your Vote
03 Apr 2017 CSWA Constitution Vote 2017
19 Dec 2016 3rd ANNUAL TORONTO SCIENCE WRITERS/PRODUCERS YEWL
28 Nov 2016 CSWA Runoff Name Vote
14 Oct 2016 CSWA Name Vote
02 Jun 2016 CSWA Conference & Annual Meeting: Guelph 2016
20 Feb 2016 Improv for Science Communicators
25 Jan 2016 data journalism/journalisme des données, 2016
11 Jan 2016 Science Journalism Award Submission, 2016
11 Jan 2016 Science Communication Award Submission, 2016
15 Dec 2015 2016 Herb Lampert Emerging Journalist Award Submission
26 Nov 2015 Pub night Ottawa
20 Nov 2015 Pub night: Vancouver
03 Apr 2015 CSWA 2015 Annual Conference, Saskatoon
19 Jan 2015 Science Journalism Award Submission
19 Jan 2015 Science Communication Award Submission
19 Jan 2015 Herb Lampert Emerging Journalist Award Submission
30 Jul 2014 Science of Beer pub night
26 Jun 2014 CSWA pub night
05 Jun 2014 CSWA 2014 Annual Conference, June 5 - 8
15 Apr 2014 CSWA Board Nominations Open, Deadline April 25
17 Feb 2014 Fast Talker 3 minute thesis competition
01 Feb 2014 Herb Lampert Emerging Journalist Award Submission
01 Feb 2014 Science Communication Award Submission
01 Feb 2014 Science Journalism Award Submission
06 Jun 2013 CSWA 2013 Annual Conference, June 6-9
28 Jan 2013 Understanding Medical Journal Articles & Medical Statistics - Webinar
02 Jun 2012 CSWA 2012 Annual Conference, June 2-5
30 Sep 2011 Coffee with Chris Hadfield
09 Jun 2011 CSWA 2011 Annual Conference, June 9-13


Event Policy

The SWCC organizes events that create value for members by providing opportunities for a) professional development, b) to exchange ideas, c) network with other members or d) some combination of the above.

The SWCC reserves the right to charge an entry fee for events in order to a) cover costs associated with organizing events and b) to generate revenue for the organization.

Cancellations: Individuals who pay for admission to an SWCC event are entitled to a refund if they email the General Manager at office@sciencewriters.ca, no later than 2 business days prior to the event. Refunds will take approximately 3 - 5 business days to process. This cancellation policy does not include the Conference events.

No shows: Individuals who pay for admission to an SWCC event and who miss the event are not entitled to a refund.

When technology permits, and with the approval of the event speakers, SWCC reserves the right to record PD events. All registered attendees—including no-shows—will have access to event recordings.

The SWCC board, on behalf of the members, steward the human and financial resources of the organization wisely. Any speaker fees or honorariums paid to speakers must abide by the SWCC Honorarium policy.


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