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How is the SMC measuring up?

Dacia Herbulock posted in on November 28th, 2016.

We love evidence, here at the SMC. So when the chance came up to put our own work under the microscope, we jumped at the opportunity. Earlier this year, we set out to evaluate the impact of the work we are doing with scientists, journalists and editors, with a particular focus on our Science Media SAVVY […]

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SAVVY arrives in Dunedin

Dacia Herbulock posted in on April 10th, 2014.

See photos from our latest Science Media SAVVY media skills workshop, held in Dunedin 27-28 March. It was a jam-packed two days of practice interviews, discussion, hands-on exercises and exposure to a range of fascinating research projects and new ideas. We had a fantastic group of motivated scientists with us, and they had excellent things […]

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Multiple sclerosis research finds new hope in old drugs

John Kerr posted in on July 11th, 2013.

University of Victoria Immunologist (and Science Media SAVVY alumnus) Dr Laura Greene, features in this TVNZ news segment highlighting how some old drugs might be finding a new use in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Click here to watch the clip.

Applications now open for Science Media SAVVY in Wellington

John Kerr posted in on May 3rd, 2013.

The Science Media Centre is pleased to announce the much awaited Wellington media skills workshop for scientists, now accepting applications! 

Auckland SAVVY workshop boosts scientists’ confidence

Dacia Herbulock posted in on March 19th, 2013.

Science Media SAVVY in Auckland Twelve keen scientists were put through their paces in Auckland in mid-March in the second of the Science Media Centre’s national series of media skills workshops. More than basic media training, the course is designed to move scientists out of their comfort zone, increasing awareness of how their choice of […]

Getting SAVVY: media skills for scientists

Dacia Herbulock posted in on October 31st, 2012.

Science Media SAVVY, a new series of media skills workshops the Science Media Centre is running for scientists, kicked off to great effect this week in Christchurch. Twelve talented researchers, selected from a pool of over 50 applicants, were put through their paces by Peter, Dacia and veteran media trainer Michael Brown. Over two full days, […]

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