To Orbit! The next Canadian astronaut

DSJ's mission patch for Ex58

Ryan Marciniak, Physics and Astronomy editor If you haven’t heard of Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, it’s because today is his first day on the job, at least when it comes to living and working in space. Cramming into a Soyuz capsule on a launchpad in Kazakhstan, Saint-Jacques is taking his first flight to the International Space […]

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People’s Choice Award: Speaking with Stephen Heard, the mind behind Scientist Sees Squirrel

Connie Tang, Chemistry co-editor   Stephen Heard is a professor of environmental ecology at the University of New Brunswick, although you may know him as Steve, the author of the science blog Scientist Sees Squirrel, which is this year’s winner for the Science Borealis and Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC) People’s Choice Award for […]

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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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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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