Science Borealis Feature Blog: Middle PhD Crisis

By Catherine Lau, Biology and Life Sciences Editor   The journey through academia can be a tough one, but writing about it can help. Just ask our featured blogger Carolina Gomez, a PhD candidate at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (Laval, QC) and the creator of ‘Middle PhD Crisis’. When she’s not investigating […]

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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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Evidence-based endorsements: let’s put celebrity culture to good use

By Catherine Lau & Joelle Thorpe, Biology & Life Science Editors Like it or not, we all fall victim to celebrity clickbait. Whether we praise them or roll our eyes at their absurd behaviour, we cannot dismiss the impact that celebrities have on public opinion, especially on public health. Celebrities can heavily influence our health-related behaviour, […]

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Enjoying the Great Outdoors—A Win for Planet Earth and for Us, Too

By Joelle Thorpe and Catherine Lau, Biology & Life Sciences Editors   Would you believe us if we told you that some doctors prescribe “time outside” to their patients? This Earth Day, do our planet—and yourself—a favour, and spend some time in the great outdoors.    Spring has finally sprung!  With the longer days and […]

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