From Our Own Borealis Blog

You’re all invited to our 5th birthday: Be immortalized in the Science Borealis logo

Science Borealis was formed on November 22, 2013! On November 2, 2014, we officially incorporated under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act. Each year, we try to find new and inventive ways to celebrate our birthday with our members, network and wider audiences. On our first anniversary, we held a blog carnival and last year we celebrated […]

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There’s nothing cooler than the sweet science of Icewine

Connie Tang, Chemistry co-editor There’s tension and excitement in the night air. Everyone around you is hustling with anticipation. The tractors are loaded with empty bins, the floodlights are beaming, and the gloves are on. This is the Icewine harvest. Icewine, popular for its sweet, fruity taste, unique syrup-like consistency, and rich aromatics, is a […]

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Where the river stops: Why habitat connectivity is critical for healthy fish populations across Canada

Fish On in the Yukon

by Dan Kraus, guest contributor Before you read any further, stop and think about a fish migrating up a river. Chances are that fish is a salmon and that river is in BC. There’s good reason that salmon in BC have come to symbolize fish migration. The return of millions of sockeye, Coho, chum, Chinook and […]

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Science & Policy Exchange brings student voices to Canadian science policy issues

Subhobrata Das – used with permission

Farah Qaiser, Policy & Politics co-editor When it comes to science policy issues in Canada, there are plenty of perspectives to consider. A key demographic is graduate students and post-doctoral fellows; unfortunately, their voices often go unheard. With this in mind, the Montreal-based student group Science & Policy Exchange (SPE; or Dialogue Sciences & Politiques) […]

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How do you scale your community activities? Community playbooks map the pathways

Science Borealis works with the new AAAS Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement to develop a community playbook Sarah Boon and Kimberly Moynahan In 2013, a small group of Canadian science communicators set out to find a way to collate all Canadian science blogs in one online location, envisioning a hub for Canadian science […]

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