Communicating Science with Media

October 19, 2017, 10am -12noon
Loftus Hall, main floor Apotex Building, Baycrest/Rotman Research Institute
Simultaneous broadcast at McGill University, N2/13 Stewart Biology Bldg

Workshop Overview:
Journalists and the media play an important role in the information people learn about what is going on in the world. This workshop will provide insight into how journalists pick stories to report on and what researchers can do to attract media coverage to their work. We will offer tips on interview preparation and working with Baycrest's communications department to get the word out about your work.

   How the media selects stories
   How researchers can work with media to communicate their work to a  general audience
   How researchers can explain their studies in an appealing manner
   Ongoing trends in science media and the role of new and social media

***Please bring a notebook and pen***

Workshop Instructors:
Josephine Lim
Research Marketing Specialist at Baycrest Health Sciences. Within her role, she works with researchers to share their work with the public and potential donors. Josephine has a Master of Professional Communication and Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University and has worked as a reporter at various media publications across Canada.
Jonathan MacIndoe
Manager of Marketing and Media Relations at Baycrest Health Sciences. He has helped to ignite relationships between brands and their audiences for more than 10 years. Jonathan has a degree in Media Studies from the University of Guelph and a diploma in Public Relations from Humber College.

Registration link for Baycrest/Rotman attendance:

Registration link for McGill broadcast
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Matlab Neuroscience Workshop at the BIC

Thursday Sept 28, 9:30am-6:30pm

Grandpré Auditorium, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University

Neuroscientists at all scales, from the cellular to the cognitive and behavioral, are facing increased computational demands. Join us for an overview of how today’s MATLAB can ease these challenges, with specific tools for machine learning, parallel computing, research collaborations, and more. We will also take a deeper dive into how MATLAB tools can be used to scale your applications with parallel and distributed computing and to tackle problems with Big Data. A more detailed program will follow shortly.


•     Jerry Brusher, Education Technical Marketing

•     Vijay Iyer, Neuroscience Community Liaison

•     Sergio Obando, Application Engineer

Registration to the event is free but mandatory:

Workshop on Nonlinear Dynamics Methods

Wednesday-Friday (9am-5pm), August 16-18

McGill University
Led by Professors Mike Richardson & Paula Silva, Center for Cognition and Action, University of Cincinnati

The Nonlinear Methods workshop will address methods of analysis from nonlinear dynamics and complexity theory and provide participants with first-hand experience in analyzing data for nonlinear structure. Methods include phase space reconstruction and recurrence quantification methods, sample entropy, and fractal methods. Participants will generate unique datasets that they learn to analyze, as well as have the opportunity to analyze data sets they bring to the workshop. Participants will leave the workshop with turn-key software for nonlinear analyses.

Workshop in nonlinear dynamics