Science Literacy Week success! Next up: Science Odyssey 2017

By Jesse Hildebrand, Guest blogger and founder of Science Literacy Week  The nationwide celebration of science that was Science Literacy Week (September 19–25) included 520 events in 60+ cities this year. Public talks, explosive science demos, nature hikes, dissections, star parties, you name it—if it engaged the public and revolved around science it was likely […]

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From spring to sea – A journey along the Fraser River

By Kathi Unglert, Earth and Environmental Science co-Editor World Rivers Day has been celebrated on the last Sunday of September since 2005. It was initiated at the start of the United Nations’ Water for Life Decade by Canadian Mark Angelo, a river conservationist who had previously established BC Rivers Day to increase awareness of the importance […]

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Voices for Canadian #Scicomm100 – Weekly Recap: Sep. 26 -30, 2016

We just wrapped up Week 4 of our “Reflections: 100 Voices for Canadian Science Communication” campaign.  We’re very pleased with how well this initiative has had a meteoric rise across Twitter via the #scicomm100 hashtag and from our Facebook page. In fact, we’ve had a few people asking if they can get these quotes and images on t-shirts, mugs, and calendars. Well, no promises yet, […]

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Beakerhead is wildly entertaining, but it sure ain’t mindless

Guest post by Lisa Willemse Every year, Calgary hosts an event centred around cowboys and bucking broncos and tents full of brew. It’s been dubbed ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’, but I beg to differ. Calgary does host the greatest show on earth, but it’s not the Stampede. It’s Beakerhead. Never heard of it? Now […]

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It’s time to get your science on with #scilit16!

 By Jesse Hildebrand, Guest Editor & Founder of Science Literacy Week    Get ready for fun and discovery as Canada’s third annual Science Literacy Week takes place September 19–25! It aims to showcase just how excellent Canadian science and science communication are from coast-to-coast-to-coast. And they really are. If you want to learn about the […]

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