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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10 species protected, thanks to Nature Conservancy of Canada Conservation Volunteers, coast to coast

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by Raechel Bonomo, guest contributor So far this year, hundreds of volunteers from across the country have gathered to lend a hand for nature at events hosted by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). Whether it was removing invasive species wreaking havoc on a delicate forest, or cleaning up shorelines along Canada’s rocky, saltwater coasts, the […]

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Canadian Women In STEM Conference: how do we keep women in STEM?

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Farah Qaiser, Policy & Politics Co-Editor Throughout 2017, gender, diversity and inclusivity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields has been a contentious topic. The Naylor Report marked it as an issue that needs immediate attention in academic circles, and this year’s male-dominated Nobel prizes, followed extensively in the news, underscored the problem. The […]

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