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Speak Science Simply

Speak Science Simply is an outreach program that aims to provide individuals involved in science and research with the skills and confidence required to effectively communicate and share their work with the general public.

The program is led by Dr. Cecilia Bukutu (Faculty of Science), and modules have been designed by a multidisciplinary team of experts.

Modules include:

  • Persuasive Science Storytelling Techniques
  • Science Interview Toolkit
  • Writing Science Simply and Succinctly
  • Navigating Scientific Controversy
  • Communicating Data and Statistics to the Public
  • Communicating Science for Policy
  • Leveraging Social Media for Science
  • Science to Business Communication

For program registration details, click here.

For more information, please contact Dr. Cecilia Bukutu.

Program Team

  • Dr. Cecilia Bukutu, Faculty of Science (Public Health)
  • Dr. Patrick Kamau, Faculty of Science (Chemistry)
  • Dr. Emmanuel Mapfumo, Faculty of Science (Biological and Environmental Science)
  • Dr. Brent Bradford, Faculty of Education (Physical Education and Wellness)
  • Dr. Isha Katyal, Director, Industry and Innovation (BMO Centre for Innovation and Applied Research)


Speak Science Simply was funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). We acknowledge the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). / Nous remercions le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG) de son soutien.

CUE Research thanks the Tri-Agency for its support via the Research Support Fund. To learn more about the role of the Research Support Fund at CUE, click here.