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RCIScience Communication Certificate

RCIScience, external link’s Science Communication Certificate offers program participants access to learning modules and opportunities to practice their science communication skills on a range of platforms. Developed and successfully piloted in collaboration with the University of Waterloo, the program supports a critical need for professionalized science communication training in Canada, particularly for those who don’t have the capacity to complete additional higher education diplomas.

PDF fileRCIScience Communication Certificate Program

RCIScience is inviting a limited number of post-secondary institutions across Canada to further scale its certificate program.

Students who successfully complete the program will receive an official RCIScience Science Communication Certificate and can include these credentials on their resumes, websites and professional networking sites. This program provides an invaluable learning experience and an opportunity to join RCIScience’s extensive network of leading science communication experts.

Duration: September 2022 to January 2023

A registered charity, the Royal Canadian Institute of Science (RCIScience) is Canada’s oldest, continuously operating scientific organization, founded in 1849 and hosting public talks since 1913. Our mission is to connect Canadians to science.

RCIScience provides scientists with an opportunity to hone their communication skills on real platforms, with real audiences. In addition to our extensive portfolio of online and in-person events, we support science communication through Instagram takeovers and written articles for our annual magazine, blog, social media and other projects. Our experienced staff provide guidance and training throughout.

  • Meaningful, relevant opportunities to enhance co-curricular transcripts.
  • Opportunities to hone science communication skills through completion of asynchronous digital learning modules, complemented by experiential learning opportunities.
  • Flexibility to complete modules and practicums around their schedules.
  • Access to RCIScience's extensive network of scientists and communicators.
  • Specialized support from senior RCIScience staff.
  • The opportunity to connect with other program participants from a range of science disciplines.
  • Opportunities to discover careers in science communication by participating in Q&As with leading experts in science communication, including Fleming Medal awardees.
  • Opportunity to positively contribute to a well-respected Canadian charity and have a broader impact on Canadian society by fostering science literacy.
  • Association with a prestigious, long-standing institution with an unparalleled reputation in providing Canadians with direct access to scientific information and scientists.

Submit your interest in the RCIScience communication certificate program by filling out this google formGoogle Form, external link by August 15, 2022.

google formRCIScience Communication Certificate - Toronto Met Application Form, external link

Natasha Mills
Coordinator, Scholarships and Awards
Yeates School of Graduate Studies