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SCWIST Workshop: Getting Started with SciComm through Video!

October 29, 2020, 2020

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Having worked on STEM YouTube videos since I was twelve, I have gathered a couple of tips over the years! Learn the best formats, timing and video tricks for creating your own science outreach videos.

Learning objectives include:

  • understanding the components of an experiment design video,
  • learning to plan your own science communication project,
  • tricks with using editing and animation software for science communication
  • audience-specific outreach tips!


    Ella Chan is a third-year pharmacology student at UBC. She started her science outreach journey eight years ago with a YouTube Channel, Sci-Files, where she shares unique science experiments and demonstrations of topics from binary code using Lego blocks to genetics explained with jelly beans. Her videos have been featured on platforms such as “The Kid Should See This” and the Chicago Field Museum’s “The Brain Scoop.” Her book, STEM Files, was written to empower and educate young children of careers and opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

    Since then, Ella has written a book on female STEM role models (STEM-Files) and worked on science communication projects with Genome BC, Science World and UBC’s Center for Blood Research.

    Ella is a recipient of the 2018 STEAM Horizon Award and attended the 2018 Prime Minister Science Fair for her work in STEAM outreach.

    Learn more about Ella in this podcast with WWEST.


    By registering for the event, you understand that the session may be video recorded and/ or photos will be taken for use in SCWIST digital communication platforms, including but not limited to: the SCWIST website, e-newsletter, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and others. You therefore are providing consent for your image and voice to be used by SCWIST for free and in perpetuity.

    If you do not want your image to be captured in video or photographically, please ensure that your camera is off during the session.


    For questions about the event, or to sign up as a speaker, please contact Khristine Carino, Director for Events, at director-events(at)




Society For Canadian Women In Science And Technology (SCWIST)