Spotlight on Canadian Science Podcasts

By Alex Chattwood, Communications, Education & Outreach co-editor We need your help to build the definitive list of independent Canadian science podcasts! Podcasts are an increasingly popular way to create and consume science content. Why are they taking off? I think it’s because science can really come alive through storytelling. To me, a podcast is […]

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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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STEM Outreach on a Shoestring Budget

By Alex Chattwood, Communication, Education and Outreach Co-Editor $16.7 million. That’s how much the annual Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC PromoScience) program has awarded Canadian science outreach non-profits, institutions and non-federal science museums since 2011. Earlier this year, 38 organizations received just under $5 million in funding for the next three years. […]

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