Canadians don’t need to worry about mosquitoes carrying Zika — for now

By Ainslie Butler and Lindsay Jolivet, Health, Medicine, and Veterinary Science Editors The mosquitoes that carry Zika virus are unlikely to settle in cooler Canadian climates anytime soon. But recent evidence suggests that climate change may change that in the long term. The odds of getting Zika virus—which has been linked to microcephaly in unborn […]

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Science Borealis Featured Blog: Companion Animal Psychology

After our Science Borealis Reader Survey, we randomly selected 4 participating blogs to be profiled here on the Borealis Blog during 2016. This is first of those featured posts.  Companion Animal Psychology By Lindsay Jolivet, Health, Medicine, and Veterinary Science Editor Blogger Zazie Todd combines a PhD in psychology with a deep love of animals to fuel […]

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Lessons from science communications bootcamp

By Lindsay Jolivet, Health, Medicine and Veterinary Science Editor and Susan Vickers, Communication, Education and Outreach Editor  In July 2015 we attended the Banff Centre’s Science Communications program. In this post we share some of our most memorable lessons from two weeks spent in this intensive course in the heart of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. […]

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