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Training: Software and Data Carpentry workshops

This Fall (September and October 2020), BIOS² will host a two workshops to introduce Fellows and others to the basics of computer programming and working with data. This training consist of one Software Carpentry workshop (Sept 28-29 & Oct 5-6 @ 12-16 EDT) and one Data Carpentry workshop (Oct 19-20 & Oct 26-27 @ 12-16 EDT).

What we did this summer

This summer is weird. But we hope you are all safe and taking care of yourselves, and enjoying it as you can! We already did a lot of things in the last couple of weeks and this blog post is about remembering these good things and hoping for better days with more computational ecology training and community calls!

Training: Data Visualization

Unfortunately, we need to postpone the Data Visualization workshop.

The training will be held on October 13-14 @ 1-3 PM (EDT) instead of September 21-22, 2020.


We are pleased to propose another training as part as our series: Training by BIOS² Fellows!

Katherine Hébert and Alex Arkilanian we will be offering a training session on Data Visualization (in English) to be held on October 13-14 from 1-3 PM (EDT).

The training will be split into two sessions, which will covers the general principles of visualization and graphic design, and techniques of tailored visualization. Each training will take the form of a presentation interspersed with several short activity modules, where participants will be invited to use the tools we will be discussing to practice their data visualization skills.

Training: Science Communication

Thank you to BIOS² Fellows Gracielle Higino and Katherine Hébert, we will be offering a series of two webinars on Science Communication!

The objective of this training is to share and discuss the concepts and tools that contribute to effective science communication. The training will be split into two sessions, which will cover the basic concepts of effective science communication and how social media tools can be used to boost the signal of your research and extend your research network. Each training will take the form of a presentation interspersed with several short activity modules, where participants will be invited to use the tools we will be discussing to kickstart their own science communication.

Call for new BIOS² Fellows

Responses are due by June 14, 2020

This is the 2020 Call for new BIOS² Fellows. Fellows learn computational and quantitative skills from some of Canada’s best biodiversity scientists and apply skills to solve real-world problems through internships and working groups. BIOS² aims at widening opportunities and skill sets among students and postdoctoral fellows and increasing recruitment in Biodiversity science in the Canadian job market.