Residencies for the science-minded artist

Raymond's Brain 2018

Katrina Vera Wong and Raymond Nakamura, Multi-media co-editors Melding art and science can be challenging, and often requires specialized knowledge, resources, and support. Some organizations are filling the gap by helping artists develop their scientific chops through courses or residencies. Artists can build on their scientific skills and knowledge, or gain access to scientific resources […]

Continue reading


Art that’s out of this world

By Katrina Vera Wong and Raymond Nakamura, Multimedia co-editors As Science Borealis Multimedia editors, we scour the known universe, meaning Canada, for examples of science communication in all its myriad forms. Vancouver artist and educator Erin Green has been creating space-inspired art for about 10 years. She says, “Space art makes space science more relatable and […]

Continue reading


Visualising the invisible: Cool tools that reveal chemistry’s hidden secrets

 Chantal Mustoe, Chemistry co-editor Featuring science cartoonist Armin Mortazavi Take a moment to imagine a scientist in a chemistry lab. Perhaps they sport a white lab coat, protective glasses, and gloves. Around them, strangely shaped glassware contains different coloured liquids alternately fizzling, glowing and smoking. You hear a whoosh as the hissing gas in a […]

Continue reading


Innovative learning experiences are putting the art back in science

Katrina Vera Wong, Multimedia co-editor If you’ve heard of the terms “science art” or “sciart,” you’re probably familiar with the idea of using visual art to represent, explain, or bring attention to some aspect of science. The wonderful realm of art and science is capable of teaching science in creative ways and is a potent […]

Continue reading


Dancing with the scientists

by Raymond Nakamura- Raymond's Brain

Katrina Vera Wong and Raymond Nakamura, Multimedia co-editors What if Swan Lake were a thesis on avian reproductive strategies? Or The Nutcracker were a paper on the psychoactive effects of glucose on juvenile neural pathways? The cerebral rationality of science and the physical emotionality of dance might seem like awkward partners, but such collaborations can produce delightful […]

Continue reading