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: EVOLUTION.
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WHAT WILL THE PRIZES BE?
The prizes for this year's edition are 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!
WHEN WILL THIS TAKE PLACE?
The 3rd Edition will take place in the Winter 2023 semester.
- Registration Deadline: January 30, 2023
- Official Start: January 31st, 2023
- Teams will be announced
- Information package will be sent to all teams
- Topic Submission Deadline: February 3rd, 2023
- First Round: From February 3rd to February 17th, 2023
- Second Round: From February 20th to March 6th, 2023
- Finalist Teams Announced: March 13th, 2023
- Third Round: From March 13th to March 31st, 2023
- Winner Announced: Early April (TBD)
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 it is available on the McGill Scientific Writing Initiative's YouTube channel . There are presentation slides from that same event to learn more about SciComm below.