Jim Handman

Executive Director, Science Media Centre of Canada

Jim Handman is Executive Director of the Science Media Centre of Canada. 

Before joining the SMCC in 2017, he spent 17 years as Executive Producer of the award-winning CBC Radio science program, Quirks & Quarks.

During that time, Jim won numerous prizes for science journalism, including the prestigious Walter Sullivan Award from the AGU. He has also taught broadcast journalism at Ryerson University, was Science-Writer-in-Residence at the Journalism School of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was the CanWest-Global Fellow in Media at Western University, where he taught a graduate seminar in science journalism.

Jim is a frequent speaker on the topic of science and the media, and also conducts training workshops in communications for scientists in Canada and the US. He most recently gave his SciComm presentation to science graduate students at McGill, Western, and McMaster Universities.