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  • 14 Nov 2022 1:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Banff Centre is excited to have launched a suite of Literary Arts Programs for the Spring and Summer of 2023 all on our incredible mountainside campus. With both thematic and self-directed residencies we ask you to share with your networks and colleagues so we can find the best candidates to support on their literary journeys. 

     

    Graphic Novels and Visual Narratives

     

    In this self-directed residency, we offer the space to work away from the constraints of everyday life, delve deep into creative project, and take advantage of the artistic community of peers. There will be opportunities for consultations with faculty and guests, Matt Madden, Bishakh Som, and Annie Koyama; who specialize in comics, illustration, publishing, and writing; and the option to engage in readings and group sessions, that allow creators to explore techniques, aspects, and devices that you may find useful in your practice.

     

    *Financial Aid of 100% is available to cover tuition, and 50% is available to offset food and accommodation costs.

     

    Program Dates: April 24 - May 05, 2023 | Application Deadline: January 25, 2023

     

    Literary Journalism 2023


    This two-week residency encourages the exploration of new ideas in journalism and experimentation in writing. Designed to challenge and stimulate, the program aims to inspire creative pieces of nonfiction and to assist the writers in their completion. You will have time to work on their manuscripts, receive individual consultations with faculty, and participate in group discussions.

     

    *Successful applicants will receive 100% scholarship to cover tuition, on-site accommodation, and on-site meals.

     

    Program Dates: July 03 - July 14, 2023| Application Deadline: March 08, 2023

     

    Summer Writers Residency 2023

     

    This self-directed residency offers the opportunity to work away from the constraints of everyday life. Delve deep into your creative project and take advantage of the artistic community of your peers around you. As a flexible self-guided program, the Summer Writers residency allows you to choose the amount of support you are looking for. 

     

    *Financial Aid of 100% is available to cover tuition, and 50% is available to offset food and accommodation costs.

     

    Program Dates: July 31 - August 11, 2023| Application Deadline: March 15, 2023

  • 14 Nov 2022 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Call for Entries: 2023 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

    If you would like to receive greater recognition, monetary prizes, awards and exposure for your books, here is an opportunity not to miss. Enter the 2023 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

    Calling all indie book authors and publishers - including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors who have a book written in English released in 2021, 2022 or 2023 or with a 2021, 2022 or 2023 copyright date to enter the most rewarding book awards program.

    Offering 80+ Categories - More than 80 Awards – with over 80 monetary prizes totaling over $10,000 in cash, including $1,500 cash prizes plus trophies for best fiction book and best non-fiction book, $750 cash prizes plus trophies for second best fiction book and non-fiction book and $500 cash prizes plus trophies for third best fiction book and non-fiction book!

    80+ Categories for 2023 

    Entry deadline for the 2023 awards program – February 10, 2023.

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    The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is the largest International awards program for indie authors and independent publishers and the only book awards program of its kind offering more monetary prizes, more awards, more recognition and more exposure including exposure to a leading Literary Agent for possible representation in areas such as distribution, foreign rights, film rights, and other rights!

    Presented by Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (IBPPG) in conjunction with Marilyn Allen (formerly of Allen O'Shea Literary Agency), the Next Generation Indie Book Awards was established to recognize and honor the top independently published books of the year. IBPPG was formed to provide support and recognition for the independent book publishing profession, and we encourage all independent authors and publishers to enter their books in the 2023 Next Generation Indie Book Awards so that they too can earn recognition and receive other benefits from having an award-winning book!

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    Awards given to the Finalists and Winners of the 2023 Next Generation Indie Book Awards are:

    ▪ $1,500 cash prize and trophy for the best Fiction Book
    ▪ $1,500 cash prize and trophy for the best Non-Fiction Book
    ▪ $750 cash prize and trophy for the second best Fiction Book
    ▪ $750 cash prize and trophy for the second best Non-Fiction Book
    ▪ $500 cash prize and trophy for the third best Fiction Book
    ▪ $500 cash prize and trophy for the third best Non-Fiction Book
    ▪ $100 Cash Prize & Gold Medal for all 80+ category Winners
    ▪ Finalist Medals for each finalist in the 80+ categories

    Winner medals

    Winners and Finalists will also receive:

    ▪ An invitation to the gala awards reception.
    ▪ Exposure for a full year at Next Generation Indie Book Awardsas a Winner or Finalist.
    ▪ All Winners will be listed in the 2023 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Catalog which will be distributed to thousands of book buyers, media, and others!
    ▪ The opportunity to display Finalist or Winner gold award stickerson your book.
    ▪ Other benefits of an award-winning book (such as potential increased revenue).

    PLUS, the top 80 books will be sent to be reviewed by New York literary agent Marilyn Allen (formerly of Allen O'Shea Literary Agency) or one of Ms. Allen's co-agents for possible representation in areas that could generate even more revenue for your book (unless an entrant prefers not to have their book forwarded to the agent). Ms. Allen has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience, including serving as Senior Vice President, Associate Publisher, and Director of Marketing for Harper Collins and directing sales and marketing teams for Simon & SchusterPenguin Books and Avon Books. Ms. Allen has had the pleasure of working with many best-selling authors including Stephen KingKen FollettBarbara KingsolverJohn GrayMary Higgins Clark, and many more.

    "Independently-published books have become a major source for quality fiction and non-fiction, but often go unrecognized by the mainstream publishing industry," notes Marilyn Allen. "Finally, an awards program has been created to recognize talented authors from this important segment of our industry. I have been a part of representing over 100 authors, and always looking for new talent, so it is a great pleasure to be part of this program. We look forward to reviewing the works of the 80 best candidates and helping these authors gain the recognition they deserve."

    Entry deadline for the 2023 awards program – February 10, 2023.

    Enter the 2023 Awards Today!
  • 30 Oct 2022 4:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FIFTH GROUND ENTERTAINMENT IS ACTIVELY LOOKING FOR STORIES AND EXPERTS FOR NEW CHILDREN’S SCIENCE/NATURE SHOW WITH TVOKIDS.

    ABOUT THE SHOW:

    One curious kid is on a quest to uncover the secrets of ancient terrestrial places. Places where underground networks hold the key to unknown languages, where life forms rise to astounding heights, where thousands of creatures camouflage and hide, and trillions of organisms grow. As magical as they may be, these places are not fantasy: they are forests! Secrets of the Forest is a nature-science series for kids that puts our Earth’s precious forests in the spotlight.

    Every episode is an awesome adventure to uncover a new secret of the forest. Our host, a young and passionate eco-lover, joins forces with scientists, conservationists and ecologists to get to the bottom of the forests’ many mysteries. Mysteries from majestic trees that protect other trees from predators, to the secret underground communications of fungi, to air-sucking moss that stores valuable information. There is no forest too big, small, or wild for this budding nature detective!

    The aim of the series is to inspire a sense of wonder in our audience - so they can become nature detectives in their own right. Using the clues and their reveals, we will encourage kids to get curious about what awesome secrets lie in the forests in their own communities. Naturally, themes of conservation and effects of climate change are present throughout the series, but Secrets of the Forest will not necessarily emphasize the danger forests are in. Instead, the series gives kids the opportunity to become passionate about forests because of their true magic, sparking a life-long connection and a deeper understanding of why these spaces are worth saving. 

    Mystery, secrets, and epic adventures drive all creative elements of the series. While the show is documentary style, the style leans closer to epic Netflix-style nature docs than cam-corder style. These new documentaries have nailed a particular way of capturing wonder, which is the main emotion Secrets of the Forest aims to evoke. Why shouldn’t children’s content evoke that same sense of wonder? 


    WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

    We are searching for stories and/or experts in all areas related to forests! Typically we focus on a story/expert’s research activity per episode. An example topic might be “The Mystery of the Forest Flames”. The action of this episode has the host joining an eco-expert to learn about, prepare for, and even witness a prescribed burn - discovering the secret tool for conservation & habitat protection!

    If you have a story idea, or are an expert in a related field, please reach out to Raj Panikkar, panik@fifthground.com.

  • 03 Oct 2022 7:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Lydia Dotto, who served as president of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association from 1979-1980, died September 17, 2022 in Peterborough, Ontario, after a three-year battle with cancer. She was 73.

    Born in Cadomin, Alberta, Lydia graduated from Carleton University’s School of Journalism in 1971. She was hired by The Globe and Mail as their science writer in 1972 following the departure of David Spurgeon.

    On her first day on the job, Lydia met Joan Hollobon, then medical reporter for The Globe and Mail, and for the next six years, Lydia and Joan were the lead science and medical writers at Canada’s national newspaper. Their combined voices and interests cemented what became a lifelong friendship.

    Lydia left The Globe and Mail in 1978 and established herself as a successful Canadian freelance science, nature and environmental writer and editor. With every breath she took, Lydia celebrated science. She was awarded the Sandford Fleming Medal in 1983 by the Royal Canadian Institute for outstanding achievement in promoting understanding of science among the Canadian public.

    Lydia developed a special relationship with the Canadian Space Agency and Canada’s astronauts who worked there and with NASA. She was co-director of SpaceNet, a website affiliated with Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute in Toronto, where she also taught science writing. She led science writing and communications workshops for scientists in universities, industry and government, and she taught a course in environmental communications at Trent University from 2004-2014.

    Author of a dozen books, including The Astronauts: Canada’s Voyageurs in Space (1993), Lydia was also a passionate freelance photographer focusing on nature and wildlife. She traveled the world – most recently to the Antarctic and Australia – and captured in photograph images that have been published in nature, conservation and wildlife magazines, as well as websites and blogs.

    Encouraged to join by Joan Hollobon, Lydia became a member of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association in 1972 shortly after she was hired as science writer by The Globe and Mail. She was elected president of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association in 1979 for a one year term.

    Lydia won numerous Canadian Science Writers’ Association Science; Society Journalism Awards and accolades, including:

    -1974 for an article in The Globe and Mail on nuclear terrorism;

    -1981 for an article in the University of Toronto Magazine on high energy physics;

    -1984 for an article in Quest magazine on women in science;

    -1989 honorable mention for an article in The Globe and Mail on electromagnetography;

    -1993 for an article in The Globe and Mail on ethical choices and global warming;

    -1994 for an article in the University of Toronto Magazine on ethics and genetic testing;

    -2004 for an article in the Canadian Bar Association “National” magazine on detecting lies.

    Predeceased by her parents August (Gus) Dotto and Assunta Dotto (nee Paron), Lydia is survived by her younger sister Terry Dotto, and numerous friends.

    Submitted by Andy F. Visser-deVries


  • 12 Sep 2022 1:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Industry 5.0: Hype or an Unprecedented Chance for Collaborative Robots, Asks IDTechEx

    Following the release of the brand new IDTechEx report, “Collaborative Robots (Cobots) 2023-2043: Technologies, Players & Markets”, Yulin Wang (Technology Analyst at IDTechEx) explores Industry 5.0 and the impact on the collaborative robot market.


    Collaborative robots, commonly known as cobots, have gained significant momentum over the past decade. Cobot refers to robots that work shoulder to shoulder with human operators without a physical fence or cage. Thanks to this feature, operators can enter the coworking space without shutting down the entire production line, minimizing the downtime costs. Whilst historically, cobots have not been as popular as industrial robots, in recent years, several drivers have been proposed to accelerate the adoption of cobots, including industry 5.0, smart factory proposals by large automotive manufacturers, and increasing demand for production reshoring.


    As one of the pioneers of adopting automation in production, automotive manufacturing by far is the largest market for robots; however, one of the pain points of large automakers is that if one industrial robot malfunctions, the entire production line needs to be closed to ensure the safety of human operators during the inspection. This process could lead to a significant downtime cost. However, cobots can be ideal solutions as human operators can efficiently and safely work next to them without affecting other robots. Audi has announced its ‘smart factory 2025’, where one of the key points is to enhance the human-robot interaction (HRI), and many other global car makers such as Volkswagen and Nissan also have proposed similar plans. These plans are believed to drive a rapid increase in cobot sales in the automotive manufacturing industry. 

    The new IDTechEx report addresses the applications above with analysis including challenges, impacts of regional policies (Europe, Asia, USA), proposals from large automobile makers, market sizes, and volume sales of cobots in the automotive manufacturing industry. Source: IDTechEx – “Collaborative Robots (Cobots) 2023-2043: Technologies, Players & Markets”

    The new IDTechEx report addresses the applications above with analysis including challenges, impacts of regional policies (Europe, Asia, USA), proposals from large automobile makers, market sizes, and volume sales of cobots in the automotive manufacturing industry. Source: IDTechEx – “Collaborative Robots (Cobots) 2023-2043: Technologies, Players & Markets”

    Industry 4.0, as a hot topic, has been investigated for many years. However, industry 4.0 focuses on digitalization, which has proven to cause a number of social-economic issues such as concerns over replacing human operators and greenhouse gas emissions. Recently, the European Union (EU) proposed its Horizon 2020 and Industry 5.0 plan, where HRI and reducing carbon dioxide emissions are heavily discussed. Since many robot manufacturers and end-users are headquartered in Europe, IDTechEx believes this proposal will increase the demand for collaborative robots. In addition, many other countries have also introduced their plans, such as Made in China 2025, Strategy for Denmark’s Digital Growth, and A Roadmap: From Internet to Robotics, to promote the adoption of cobots. 


    Industry 5.0 focuses on three main areas: human-centric manufacturing, sustainability, and resilience of businesses. As the EU’s recent publication mentioned, Industry 5.0 aims to bring human operators back to production and improve manufacturing sustainability. It is widely believed that Industry 5.0 needs an increasing deployment of collaborative robots, but how exactly are they related, and what benefits would cobots bring to Industry 5.0? The chart below made by IDTechEx gives us explanations. 

    Source: IDTechEx – “Collaborative Robots (Cobots) 2023-2043: Technologies, Players & Markets”

    Source: IDTechEx – “Collaborative Robots (Cobots) 2023-2043: Technologies, Players & Markets”


    Human-centric manufacturing puts a high requirement for safety in production because machines work closely with human operators. Torque sensors can be used for collision detection and force control. Human operators set the values of torque sensors in advance. When a collision occurs, the values detected by sensors will exceed the pre-set range, triggering the emergency stop function. Thanks to robustness and cheapness, torque sensors are collaborative robots' most widely used sensory systems. However, torque sensors can only detect the torque change once a collision has happened, meaning they cannot make predictions beforehand. Proximity sensors could be an ideal solution to this. The capacitance of the air gap between sensors and humans will change when the human operators are in proximity to the cobotic arm. However, proximity sensors are relatively expensive, and in order to enable the cobot to detect human operators from every direction, many proximity sensors are needed, which ultimately leads to a high cost and reduced affordability.


    Sustainability refers to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the potential negative social impacts of Industry 4.0. For example, compared with industrial robots, collaborative robots operate at a lower speed and have a smaller footprint, leading to lower carbon dioxide emissions. Meanwhile, since cobots work closely with human operators, there will be fewer social-economic concerns over machines replacing humans. 


    Finally, in terms of resilience, due to the lingering impacts of COVID, such as supply chain disruption and inflation, large global corporates have started to diversify their suppliers. These impacts bring significant opportunities and challenges to local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to increase their factory automation and meet the manufacturing capacity requirements of those large corporates. A few SMEs have started to install cobots in their production lines to increase their manufacturing capacity. 


    In summary, compared with Industry 4.0, there is no significant technology evolution in automation or manufacturing when transitioning to Industry 5.0. IDTechEx believes that Industry 5.0 would bring tremendous opportunities to collaborative robots. As the pioneer of Industry 5.0, Europe has seen a rapid increase in collaborative robot adoption, and IDTechEx believes that other major regional economies will also promote the adoption of cobots. 


    The brand new IDTechEx report, “Collaborative Robots (Cobots) 2023-2043: Technologies, Players & Markets”, provides a comprehensive analysis of significant applications by end industries (automotive manufacturing, food and beverage, electronics, and healthcare and hospitality), and tasks (picking and placing, palletizing, packaging, and others). The report covers critical technologies, market analysis, and 20-year granular market forecasts by region, end industry, and tasks. The report provides an understanding of the market dynamics, competitive landscape, market outlook, and promising applications. To find out more, including downloadable sample pages, please visit www.IDTechEx.com/Cobots


    About IDTechEx


    IDTechEx guides your strategic business decisions through its Research, Subscription and Consultancy products, helping you profit from emerging technologies. For more information, contact research@IDTechEx.com or visit www.IDTechEx.com.

  • 07 Sep 2022 10:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    THE VISUALS OF THE 40th EDITION OF
    LE FIFA AWARDED IN THE COMMUNICATION
    ARTS MAGAZINE CONTEST

    Montreal, August 31, 2022 - Le FIFA is proud to be among the winners of Communication Arts magazine's 63rd annual design competition in the Motion Graphics (Graphic Animation) category.

    A reference publication for design and visual communication professionals, Communication Arts magazine, which received no less than 3,284 projects this year, has selected the visual campaign for the 40th edition of FIFA in the Motion Graphics (Graphic Animation) category for its annual 2022 competition. The visuals will be included in the September/October 2022 issue of the magazine.

    This campaign was the result of a collaboration between Le FIFA's general and artistic director, Philippe U. del Drago, graphic designer Samuel Charpentier and 3D designer Alexis Quesnel.

    We started with 3D models of sculptures, put online free of charge by major museums, and then broke them up, deconstructed them, and reassembled specific pieces,” explained del Drago. “The result was organic, shape-shifting objects that we dressed in bright, vibrant textures. These unique objects reflect the infinite creative possibilities that the web provides by pooling knowledge and sharing cultures. I like to think that these objects are like organs that coalesce different aspects of humanity, the elements of a new, reinvented body – a form of homage to our own bodies that have been through so much in the last two years.” - Philippe U. del Drago

    As a reminder, the 41st edition of the Festival will be held in theatres and online from March 14 to 26, 2023, and the activities and meetings for professionals will be held mainly from March 15 to 17.

  • 07 Sep 2022 10:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Heidelberg Laureate Forum – Inspiring the next generation of researchers in mathematics and computer science


    This September 18–23, at the 9th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), 200 young researchers in mathematics and computer science will spend a week of scientific exchange with the recipients of the disciplines’ most prestigious prizes: the Abel Prize, ACM A.M. Turing Award, ACM Prize in Computing, Fields Medal, the Nevanlinna Prize as well as its continuation, the IMU Abacus Medal. Below are a few highlights of the upcoming program of the HLF as well as a breakdown of how to cover this unique event.   

     

    More than 25 laureates
    Having over 25 groundbreaking and award-winning researchers in mathematics and computer science in one venue is not only a thrilling prospect for the next generation of scientists attending the 9th HLF, but for anyone who has an interest in these subjects and the pioneers they have produced. Livestream their lectures and panel discussions on the HLF homepage or catch them at your leisure on our YouTube channel, which is regularly updated.

     

    200 of the brightest young minds in their fields 
    The HLF provides 200 selected young mathematicians and computer scientists from all around the world the opportunity to engage and exchange ideas with a vast network of peers and laureates from diverse backgrounds, all brimming with enthusiasm. Find out what drives the young researchers, what motivated them to pursue a career in mathematics or computer science and what they see as the greatest challenges of today. Leading up to this year’s HLF, we will shine a light on a select few of these young researchers in our HLFF Spotlight series, which will feature weekly releases on our HLFF Blog as well as several podcast episodes. Be sure to also check out some of the fascinating Spotlight articles and episodes from past HLFs!

     

    Hot Topic of the 9th HLF
    Headlining the week will be the Hot Topic, which this year will center on a subject of great interdisciplinary and public interest: “Deep Learning – Applications and Implications.” A panel of laureates and various experts will discuss this revolutionary field at length, with much attention on the potential applications as well as some of the ethical implications and unanswered questions inherent to the technology. The week will also feature panels focusing on fascinating issues such as “Science Communication” and “Post-Quantum Cryptography.” A full overview of the scientific program can be found on the HLF’s website.

     

    Interactive coverage
    Broad, up to date coverage will be made available on the HLFF Blog thanks to a team of bloggers that will focus on various program aspects. You can also follow live coverage via Twitter @HLForum or by following #HLF22. The 9th HLF will also be accompanied by regular episodes of the HLFF Vlog, published regularly on the HLF’s homepage and YouTube channel, featuring exclusive, behind-the-scenes glimpses of the program, laureates and attendees.

     

    For more information, or if you have any questions regarding the 9th Heidelberg Laureate Forum, please contact: media@heidelberg-laureate-forum.org 


    Background 
    The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) annually organizes the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), which is a networking event for mathematicians and computer scientists from all over the world. The 9th Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place from September 18 to 23, 2022. The HLFF was established and is funded by the German foundation Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS), which promotes natural sciences, mathematics and computer science. The scientific partners of the HLF are the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) and Heidelberg University. The HLF is strongly supported by the award-granting institutions the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the International Mathematical Union (IMU) and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA).

     

    Press Inquiries
    Nikolas A. Mariani Nicole Schmitt
    Communications
    Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation
    Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 33, 69118 Heidelberg, Germany
    media@heidelberg-laureate-forum.org 
    Telephone: +49 6221 533-384

     

    Internet: https://www.heidelberg-laureate-forum.org/ 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeidelbergLaureateForum/ 
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/HLForum

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/HLForum 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/LaureateForum
    Science Blog: https://scilogs.spektrum.de/hlf/

  • 07 Sep 2022 10:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2023 Next Generation Indie Book Awards EARLY BIRD SPECIAL Call for Entries

    Enter by September 30, 2022 and your second category is free.

    The 2023 Next Generation Indie Book Awards is open all indie book authors and publishers including independent publishers (small, medium or otherwise), university presses, self-published authors, e-book authors, seasoned authors and even first-time authors in the U.S., Canada, or internationally who have a book, a manuscript, or a galley proof written in English and published in 2021, 2022 or 2023 or with a 2021, 2022 or 2023 copyright date to enter the most rewarding book awards program with over $10,000 in monetary prizes in over 80 categories.

    Deadline for entry is February 10, 2023.

    Awards given to the Finalists and Winners of the 2023 Next Generation Indie Book Awards are:

    - $1,500 cash prize and trophy awarded to the best Fiction Book
    - $1,500 cash prize and trophy awarded to the best Non-Fiction Book
    - $750 cash prize and trophy awarded to the second-best Fiction Book
    - $750 cash prize and trophy awarded to the second-best Non-Fiction Book
    - $500 cash prize and trophy awarded to the third best Fiction Book
    - $500 cash prize and trophy awarded to the third best Non-Fiction Book
    - $100 Cash Prize and a Gold Medal awarded to the winner of each of the more than 80 categories
    - Finalist Medals will be awarded to up to five finalists in each of the more than 80 categories

    Winners and Finalists will also receive:

    - An invitation to the gala awards reception in Los Angles, California, USA
    - Exposure for a full year at www.IndieBookAwards.com as a Winner or Finalist.
    - All Winners will be listed in the 2023 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Catalog, which will be distributed to thousands of book buyers, media, and others
    - The opportunity to display Finalist or Winner gold award stickers on your book.
    - Other benefits of an award-winning book (such as potential increased revenue).

    All Finalists and Winners will be notified by late May, 2022.

    ONLINE ENTRY FORM: To enter online go to http://www.indiebookawards.com/enter/entryform

    We wish you much success with your book.

    Next Generation Indie Book Awards
    Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group
    www.IndieBookAwards.com
  • 09 Jun 2022 8:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    August 8 - 12, 2022 (in-person)

    With mainly asynchronous online components before and after

    APPLY NOW

    Projected Futures 5 is an intensive and experiential summer school that will challenge participants to rethink how science is communicated with society. Graduate students will be exposed to the foundations of evidence-based science journalism and then asked to experiment to create new forms of scientific storytelling. 

    The school issues a collaborative, experimental challenge to participants:

    What plausible future do you project for science journalism?

    Show us and the world in two weeks! 

    One of a Kind Experience 
    A first of its kind in the Department of JournalismProjected Futures was designed with the World Federation of Science Journalists and the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada. Student work will be presented at a Science Journalism Summit on August 12.

    Audience
    Local, national and international graduate students from any discipline with an interest in new forms of scientific storytelling and interdisciplinary experimentation. Those interested in communicating about health and medicine, in particular, should apply. 

    Academic Leader
    David M. Secko, Ph.D.
    Chair of Journalism and Professor
    Concordia University


    https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/journalism/programs/journalism-studies.html



  • 02 Jun 2022 5:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC) is pleased to announce the list of finalists for the 2021 Book Awards.

    For the general category: 

    Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest

    Written by Suzanne Simard (Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada

    Science Goes Viral: Captivating Accounts of Science in Everyday

    Written by Joe Schwartz (Publisher: ECW Press)

    Beyond Banting: From Insulin to Islet Transplants, Decoding Canada’s Diabetes
    Research Superstars

    Written by Krista Lamb (Publisher: Rock’s Mill Press)

    For the children’s category:

    Orca Rescue! The True Story of an Orphaned Orca Named Springer

    Written by Donna Sandstrom, Illustrated by Sarah Burwash (Publisher: Kids Can Press)

    Chasing Bats and Tracking Rats: Urban Ecology, Community Science, and
    How We Share Our Cities 

    Written by Cylita Guy, Illustrated by Cornelia Li (Publisher: Annick Press)

    The Wolf Mother

    Written by Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson), Illustrated by Natasha Donovan
    (Publisher:
    Portage & Main Press)

    Please stay tuned for an announcement about the winners in summer 2022, including SWCC’s newest award: The Paradigm Prize for underrepresented perspectives in science writing.

    For more information, please contact:

    Katelyn Brown, General Manager
    office@sciencewriters.ca
    Website: https://sciencewriters.ca
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    The Science Writers & Communicators of Canada (SWCC) was founded in 1970 as the Canadian Science Writers’ Association by a small group of science and medical reporters who recognized their role in helping other Canadians better understand rapid changes occurring in our world. Today, we are a national association that welcomes media professionals, communications officers in science and technology-related institutions, technical writers, and educators – all of whom are involved in communicating science and technology to non-specialist audiences.


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