Sat., May 05 | ONLINE

Science Journalism Educator Summit - Virtual Edition

SJE 2 is an online conference that aims to shape and define next-generation science journalism studies.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

May 05, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

About the event

SJE 2 aims to broaden those involved in the conversation about the future of science journalism education in Canada. The objective of the virtual summit is to ask: What should next generation learning in science journalism studies encompass? With each discussion, we will cover this question from the perspectives of academics, journalism professionals and students.


11 a.m. to noon - Opening Keynote: "Defending Science Journalism’s Unlikely Golden Age"

  • Speakers: Erika Check Hayden (University of California, Santa Cruz) and Thomas Hayden (Stanford University)
  • The duo will discuss what they believe are three key opportunities for science journalism educators and programs to support and enhance the quality and relevance of science journalism in the coming decade.

Noon to 1 p.m. - Panel: Science Journalism Education

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. - Closing Keynote: "Storytelling in Science"

  • Speaker: Bob McDonald (CBC)
  • Science has shown us how we are changing the planet, but it also points to realistic solutions.  A scientifically literate society will be able to make wise decisions to ensure the healthy survival of the human species. There are many paths to becoming a science journalist, including non-traditional routes taken by this reporter.

2:00 p.m. - Free Discussion Period 

  • An opportunity for attendees to engage in an open discussion with each other on the online platform. Network online! The session will go on for up to an hour.

    Note that in between the events, there will be a short transition period.