Let's Get Social: Leveraging Social Media for Science

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Science Literacy Workshop 2022

Social media has become an important tool in a scientist’s arsenal. It is a place to brainstorm and share ideas, make complex research accessible to the public, and carve out a niche as an expert in their respective fields. But, in a sea of misinformation and a crowded social media landscape, how can scientists leverage social media to achieve their goals?

Join us virtually during Science Literacy Week on September 28 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST for: Let’s Get Social: Leveraging Social Media for Science.

TED talk-style presentations will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by internationally acclaimed American educator and molecular biologist,  Dr. Raven Baxter. This event will explore concrete ideas to combat misinformation, how to use a professional platform to advocate and educate the public, and the ups and downs to using social media as an “amplifier” for science, and more.

This event is presented by the Government of Canada and CIHR and in partnership with the  Royal Society of Canada and ScienceUpFirst, a Canadian Association of Science Centres initiative.