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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Canadian science communication anniversaries

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by Brian Owens General Science subject editor There were two big anniversaries in Canadian science journalism this week: the Canadian Science Writers’ Association turned 45, and the CBC’s flagship science programme, Quirks and Quarks, turned 40. Andy Visser-deVries (the CSWA’s former executive director) has written a history of the founding of the organisation on the […]

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Plain language, mitochondrial donation, and sketchy science – all under the Science Borealis roof

by Brian Owens and Stephanie LePage General Science editors Occasionally, when it comes time to write one of these highlights posts, the General Science editors feel a little envious of the other subject categories on Science Borealis. While Sarah and Sri over in Earth & Environment had a ready-made topic in the International Year of […]

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