An enterprising group, led by Drs. Suzanne Simard (Forestry) and Maja Krzic (LFS/Forestry), recently established an exciting new program to teach Masters and PhD students how to better communicate their global change research.
Concerned over the lack of effectiveness of scientific communications methods, Drs. Suzanne Simard, Maja Krzic, and Julia Dordel (TerreWEB Program Director) and a group of UBC and non- UBC colleagues created TerreWEB (Terrestrial Research on Ecosystem & World-wide Education and Broadcast), a graduate training program that focuses on effective communication of global change research. Through the TerreWeb program, students will use TV, film, internet, mobile applications and other communications vehicles to connect with the general public and inspire global change.
TerreWEB also offers seminars, workshops and presentations. For information on upcoming events, please visit terreweb.ubc.ca.
Funded by the NSERC-CREATE (Collaborative Research and Training Experience) initiative, TerreWEB involves researchers from many Faculties and Departments across UBC – including Land and Food Systems, Forestry, Arts, Science, Education, the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) and the School of Journalism.