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Science Communication: An Essential Skill

July 21, 2022 | Sophie Laberge

Update : July 21, 2022

INRS’ students are supported in their efforts to learn how to communicate their knowledge to the public.

At the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), university training goes far beyond research. The student community is regularly involved in science popularization activities, whether it is to fight misinformation, to make science accessible and interesting to a wide audience or to shine as a researcher.

Writing, sponsoring high school students, participating in conferences or science popularization competitions… there are many opportunities to share your knowledge and discover, in the process, a passion for science communication at INRS. Scholarships are also available to support this learning process.

Visit our page on Science Communication.

Promoting scientific research and keeping it accessible: a must

Better equipping student members to communicate their knowledge is essential today. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, the processes of mediatization of science have been transformed in an accelerated way. The image of science in the mass media has changed considerably. As a result, scientists are called upon to develop specialized communication skills to speak in the public space.

On the other hand, communicating research results in scientific or popular media publications is a key moment to show the importance of basic and applied research in the understanding of natural and social realities, innovation, and the development of solutions to emerging issues.

Written by students, the texts of ” My serial research” section provide an opportunity to explore a variety of academic paths in several fields. This section presents 22 master’s and doctoral projects at INRS.  You will find them in our News section.

Enjoy your discovery!