Science Media Centre of Canada

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Science Media Centre of Canada
Centre Canadien Science et Médias
Abbreviation SMCC/CCSM
Formation 2010
Legal status Non-profit organization
Purpose Science and society in Canada
Location
  • Ottawa
Region served
Canada
Director
Penny Park
Website Science Media Centre of Canada

The Science Media Centre of Canada (SMCC) was formally opened on September 27 2010. It is located in Ottawa.

The purpose of the centre is to serve journalists with accurate information on scientific matters. The centre has a Research Advisory Panel of 20 Canadian scientists who will make their expertise available in a simple and understandable manner. In order to secure objectivity, the centre has an Editorial Advisory Committee of eight journalists. The centre is bilingual.

Goal[edit]

The ultimate goal of SMCC is an "increased public engagement with science issues through media coverage of science that is more informed, more accurate and more incisive."

Other SMCs[edit]

Science Media Centres exist in other countries; UK, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. The Science Media Centre of Canada is independent with respect to the other centres.

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