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.
This year will be the second edition, after a very successful run last year for which teams from almost every faculty participated. The theme for this edition is: DIVERSITY.
WHEN WILL THIS TAKE PLACE?
The 2nd Edition will take place in the Winter 2022 semester. Applications are open as of November 26th 2021. The official teams will be announced over the Winter 2022 semester.
- Registration Deadline: January 26, 2022
- Official Start: January 28th, 2022
- Teams will be announced
- Information package will be sent to all teams
- Topic Submission Deadline: January 31st, 2022
- First Round: From January 31st to February 11th, 2022
- Second Round: From February 14th to February 28th, 2022
- Finalist Teams Announced: March 7th, 2022
- Third Round: From March 7th to March 27th, 2022
- Winner Announced: April 8th 2021
WHAT WILL THE PRIZES BE?
The prizes for this year's edition 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?
We will be holding an Info Session on Friday, November 26th 2021. A recording of it will be available on the McGill Scientific Writing Initiative's YouTube channel shortly afterwards. You will also have access to the presentation slides from that same event to learn more about SciComm.