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Science and the Media: Lost in Translation

  • 09 Nov 2010
  • 7:00 PM
  • Alumni Hall, University of King’s College, 6350 Coburg Road, Halifax

Science and its Publics: Lost in Translation


A moderated panel discussion exploring media translation of science knowledge to the publics


Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Alumni Hall,

University of King’s College

6350 Coburg Road, Halifax



Renowned science broadcaster Jay Ingram headlines the Atlantic launch of The Science Media Centre of Canada (SMCC).  Ingram, who is a member of the Order of Canada for his lifetime service and contribution to the communication of science, will be joined by a panel of experts in a discussion about the translation of science in the public sphere. The event aims to stimulate the conversation about how, what, when and where we receive and understand knowledge of science.


This presentation is also the launch of a multi-part national series on Science and its Publics created by the Situating Science Knowledge Cluster, (www.situsci.ca) and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs, (www.ccepa.ca).


The panel:

·         Jay Ingram, host of Discovery Channel Canada’s Daily Planet, author and science broadcaster

·         Dr. David Secko, Department of Journalism, Concordia University

·         Dr. Mary-Ann White, University Research Professor, Chemistry and Physics, Dalhousie University

·         Pauline Dakin, award-winning CBC National Health and Medical Reporter 


The Science Media Centre of Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that exists to raise the level of public discourse on science in Canada by helping journalists access the experts and evidence-based research they need to cover science in the news. (www.sciencemediacentre.ca).


Free admission with a reception to follow.


This event is supported by the generosity of Genome Atlantic; Halifax Global Inc.; novaknowledge; Quantum Communications; Dalhousie University; and the School of Journalism, University of King's College.


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