iClimate - Video Competition
Distinguishing oneself in academia is becoming more and more difficult. Yet opportunities for creativity and innovation have arisen with technology and social media, allowing accessible and exciting channels of communication and networking. The iClimate Video Competition is a competition for students at McMaster to showcase their climate and environmental research in a unique and memorable way. It is designed to bridge the communication gap between various fields, departments and also the public.
This year four groups of students, originating from a broad range of backgrounds including biology, environmental science and psychology, created short 3-5 minute videos explaining their research using GoPro’s provided in part through funding from the McMaster Centre for Climate Change. Participants took part in communication workshops, social events and a final premiere gala where the winning videos (chosen by a panel of faculty judges) were screened. (http://www.iclimatemac.ca/)