Who’s there when disaster strikes in Canada?

By Josh Silberg, Policy and Politics Editor Be prepared. Between scouts and the Lion King, this motto was heavily emphasized during my younger years. And yet, “make earthquake emergency kit” has remained unchecked on my to-do list for months. Since I live on a major fault line, my former scout leader—my dad—would not be pleased. My […]

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Hope Grows as Canada Hires Scientists

By Mika McKinnon, Editorial Manager Canada is going on a hiring binge to restock its government with scientists. But is this enough? For a long, hard decade, Canada’s politicians rejected data-driven decision-making. Muzzling government scientists so they couldn’t speak freely to the press was one of the most visible symptoms, but at the same time something […]

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Engaging with Science Blogs: Scientists, Policymakers and Bloggers Weigh in at CPSC

By Lisa Willemse and Stephanne Taylor ** ** This post was a collaborative effort among the Science Borealis CSPC panelists Amelia Buchanan, Chris Buddle, Sabrina Doyle, Paul Dufour, and moderator Brian Owens and includes input from the session attendees.  The Canadian Science Policy Conference, held in Ottawa on November 25-27 offered beleaguered scientists a refreshing and […]

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A new day for Canadian science

Sunrise

by Josh Silberg Policy & Politics subject editor The new Liberal majority government and its ‘sunny ways’ have swept through the Canadian science community since the election. There are two newly minted cabinet ministers with the word science in their title: Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan, and Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Navdeep […]

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