The first of its kind in North America – and still the only one on this side of the Atlantic
The Science Communication Graduate Diploma Program consists of 9 courses from “Audiences and Issues” and “Theories and Principles of Science Communication” to “Communicating Science through Exhibits / Live Programming / Mass Media / Information Technology”, “Research Methods”, a “Research Project”, and an 8 week internship. It takes 10 months of study divided between the Vale Living with Lakes Research Centre at Laurentian University and the exhibit floors and theatres of Science North.
Be different and make a difference
Is this program for me ?
Are you about to graduate with an Honours degree?
Many employers look for people who are flexible and multi-skilled. Communication with the public or stakeholders in a project is now part of almost any outward looking organization involved with science and technology. Having “communication” on your resumé might open closed doors.
Do you already have a science and technology job?
Few people hold the same job throughout their career. Making good mid-career choices and gaining promotion into leadership positions requires more than average qualifications. Every year we accept people who already have a Masters degree but who want to be different.
I work in a science centre and know all this stuff!
Understanding the theory and models of communication, how to evaluate effectiveness, and experiencing the skills of others in an intensive, collegial learning situation turns natural talent into professional qualifications. As science centres and museums evolve, the staff who lead them have to be more than good talkers !
How do I find out more?
Go to our website: www.sciencecommunication.ca …. or just Google science communication (we’re at the top of the first page)