WHAT IS THE SCICOMM CASE COMPETITION?
SciComm is a student-organized case competition at McGill University, which focuses on communicating science to diverse audiences. Participants get to choose a scientific topic or phenomenon within the assigned yearly theme and then have to tailor the way they present it to three different audiences (varying in age, educational level, etc.).
Teams of two to four participants are accompanied by a graduate student mentor to work on their entries and have access to diverse workshops, panel discussions, and networking events with the judges and other teams.
The theme for this edition has been announced, and it's: ENVIRONMENT!
OUR PARTNERS AND SPONSORS:
WHEN WILL THIS TAKE PLACE?
The 1st Edition will take place in the Winter 2021 semester. Applications open on October 17th 2020. The official teams will be announced over the Fall 2020 semester.
- Information Sessions: October 8th & 15th 2020
- Applications Begin: October 17th 2020
- Application Deadline: December 11th 2020
- Official Start: January 4th 2021
- Teams Selected for 2nd Round: February 1st 2021
- Final Symposium: March 22nd 2021
WHAT WILL THE PRIZES BE?
This year's edition will reward winners with a cash prize, gifts from our partners, as well as potential publishing opportunities! More prizes are also still in the works and will be announced here shortly.
If you are an organization and would like to partner with us to offer prizes for our winners and participants while gaining some visibility, please fill the Interest Form below and we will be in touch!
WHO WILL THE JUDGES BE?
We are currently looking for individuals with relevant experience to be judges for this competition. We will be reaching out to a few professors, graduate students and industry professionals whom we think could be a great fit.
If this sounds like you and you would like to be a judge for this year's edition, please fill the Interest Form below and we will be in touch!
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE?
Any undergraduate student studying at McGill University is eligible to participate. Representatives from all faculties are encouraged to apply!
Whether you are a scientific communication expert or have just discovered a new-found interest for it, fill out the application below to participate in this year's edition!
WANT MORE INFORMATION?
A recording of our Info Session held on October 15th 2020 is available on the McGill Scientific Writing Initiative's YouTube channel (linked below). You can also access the presentation slides from that same event to learn more about SciComm.