Applications for the 2020-2021 program are now closed.
Since 2016, the Faculty of Science at York University has hosted the York Science Communicator in Residence program. The program aims to recognize outstanding science communicators and to promote excellence in science-related communications. Residents are immersed in an academic scientific setting where they get to know eminent researchers, who in turn learn from the residents about effective ways of communicating science stories.
We welcome applications from Canadian and international science journalists in all media (e.g. digital, print, radio, television, etc.) who are currently pursuing either full-time or freelance careers, as well as scientists who are actively engaged in science communications. York University teaching staff or students will not be considered for this program.
We are especially interested in candidates demonstrating a creative/innovative streak. Although residents have no formal duties, they are expected to interact with researchers, students and staff in the Faculty of Science at York University, and to host workshops related to science communications. If residents produce resources/tools/media/etc as part of their residency, they will be expected to acknowledge the program in their final work and to share the final products with the Faculty of Science at York University.
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B.D. Colen (2019-2020) – Independent photographer, former Pulitzer Prize writer
Patchen Barss (2019-2020) – Independent science journalist, communicator and consultant
Dan Falk (2018-19) – Independent science journalist, author, and broadcaster
Molly Segal (2018-19) – Independent Radio Journalist
Matt McGrath (2017-18) – Environment Correspondent at the BBC
Kate Allen (2017-18) – Science & Technology Reporter at the Toronto Star