What the Franklin expedition says about Canadian research priorities

By Pascal Lapointe and Karine Morin Policy and politics subject editors The discovery of one of the long-lost Franklin ships is surely big news, archaeologically speaking. But it is also highly political. Not simply because Franklin is used as a symbol of Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic, but also in the context of what has […]

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Polar Week 1: Why do science at the poles?

GUEST POST by Katriina O’Kane, Jordan Grigor and Jennifer Provencher Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) Last summer, it cost more than $6,000 to travel to the Polar Continental Shelf Program’s Resolute base on Cornwallis Island, Nunavut: the largest research facility in the Canadian high Arctic. That was just the flight – add on […]

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Movember’s Moustache Mania

by Kasra Hassani & Alex Bond Biology & Life Sciences subject editors Movember 2013 has come to an end, and soon the hype over moustaches, men’s health issues, and fundraising for prostate cancer research will give way to Christmas carols and holiday greetings (unless, of course, you celebrate the lesser-known Decembeard). In contrast to the […]

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