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Lay Summaries: Going Public With Your Research

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Lay summaries offer researchers opportunities to increase the visibility and accessibility of their research and thus invite public dialogue. As a way to promote science communication, many open access journals, public policy institutes, and granting agencies require researchers to provide summaries of their studies for non-specialists. But how do scholars communicate specialized research to non-specialist audiences, and why? The workshop facilitator introduces researchers to some of the ways in which lay summaries differ from scientific abstracts, the multiple purposes of lay summaries, and how lay summaries enhance science communication.

Facilitator: Dr. Patty Kelly, Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication

Location: IKBLC, Level 3, Dodson Room and on Zoom. Registrants receive the Zoom link 1 day prior to the workshop.

In-Person Perk: Following the workshop, participants have the opportunity for a brief one-on-one writing consultation with Dr. Patty Kelly or Dr. Xuan Zhang.

Details

Date:
March 1
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Venue
Hybrid Online/Virtual and In-Person – See Description
Event Information
https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3713757
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