Immigrating to Canada with a STEM Degree in Hand

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By Nahomi Amberber, Policy and Politics Co-Editor. Fifty years after it was first established, the Canadian point system for immigrants continues to have large effects on our culture, our economy and our diversity. The 1967 regulations valued education, occupational demand and age, a dramatic change from the racially discriminatory policies of the time. These regulations […]

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Body of Evidence: Debunking Medical Myths

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By Alina Fisher The winner of our ‘Canada’s Favourite Blog for 2017’ contest was Body of Evidence, run by scientists keen on cutting through the prolific medical misinformation found on the Internet. Take a quick look at their site and you’ll find many ways to administer your regular dose of medical news—blog post, podcast, or […]

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Engaging Youth in Popular Science Writing

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By Alex Chattwood, Communication, Education & Outreach Editor Like many scientists trying to make their way in science communication, I have participated in a lot of professional development workshops. A few weeks ago, I attended a workshop led by paleontologist Sara ElShafie on the application of Pixar storytelling strategies to science communication. I am very […]

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Tweaking the recipe for food safety in Canada

Canada’s food safety system is supposed to keep dangerous food away from our mouths. But is it sharing with the public enough to keep us informed? One expert weighs in. Ainslie Butler and Lindsay Jolivet, Co-editors Health, Medicine & Veterinary Science From bacteria to plastic to hidden nuts, the list of contaminants that could be lurking […]

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Memories of Science: An Experimental Zine

By Raymond Nakamura and Katrina Vera Wong, Multimedia Co-editors A zine is a vestigial, pre-internet medium that is re-emerging as part of a rise in self-publishing—think of a small-circulation miniature magazine. Zines’ tangible nature is part of their appeal, combined with the independent spirit of their creators and despite, or perhaps in response to, our […]

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