October 25, 2018: IRES Professional Development Seminar with Dr. Justin Ritchie & Dr. David Shiffman

IRES Seminar Series

Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm (every Thursday)

Location: AERL Theatre (room 120), 2202 Main Mall


This seminar will not be filmed.

Communicating our research through creative media


Academics in general and scientists in particular are increasingly getting involved in creative media to communicate and engage others in their consequential work. In this seminar, we will hear from researchers and media people who have successfully built bridges between research and creative media through businesses, projects, and social media. They will share their meaningful and meaningless experiences in the science media space.


Dr. David Shiffman


Dr. David Shiffman is a Liber Ero Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Conservation Biology at SFU, where he studies shark conservation policy. He is also an award-winning science communicator, and the most-followed scientist on social media in British Columbia. Follow him on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @WhySharksMatter, where he’s always happy to answer any questions that anyone has about sharks.


Dr. Justin Ritchie



Dr. Justin Ritchie is an energy systems researcher at the University of British Columbia’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. His PhD work on energy and climate economics has been published in an array of peer-reviewed journals that include Environmental Research Letters, Energy, Energy Economics, and Ecological Economics.




Photo Credit: Susanna Klassen, IRES PhD Student