Science Communication (Knowledge Translation)

About the Simulation

In the Science Communication or Knowledge Translation simulation the learner is tasked with helping their client  through the process of applying for a research grant for a very complex scientific research project.   Learners are presented with a variety of technical research and tasked with dealing with the researcher directly to gather information. Participants learn to understand and translate complex technical research; to be creative in their proposed communication strategy; and the fundamentals of professional communication.


Simulation Details

  • Expert: John Shiga: Dr. Shiga is an Associate Professor in the School of Professional Communication at Ryerson University, Toronto Canada. He has extensive experience in knowledge mobilization design and sits on the management board of the Centre of Communicating Knowledge
  • Simulation Duration: 6-8 hours of student work
  • Target Learner: 1st or 2nd year undergraduates: