Eight Ways Statistics Canada Goes Beyond the Census

By Mika McKinnon, Math & Statistics Editor Canadians love numbers. We mourned the loss of the long-form census, and celebrated its return by filling it out in record-breaking numbers. But Statistics Canada does a lot more than just the census. Here are eight more ways numbers tell stories about life in Canada.   Spotting migration […]

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Poinsettias, Eggnog, and LEDs: 10 Statistics on Canadian Winter Holidays

By Mika McKinnon, Math and Statistics Editor The holiday season is here, social gatherings lighting up the long, dark, cold winter nights. Here’s how Canada celebrates it all — New Year’s Eve, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Bodhi Day, Guru Gobind Singh’s birthday, and Winter Solstice — by the numbers.   7,100,000 poinsettias Poinsettias are indoor potted plants […]

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Voices for Canadian #Scicomm100 – Weekly Wrap Up and Announcement!

This wraps up Week 7 and what a great week it’s been.  Look at the fabulous support we’re getting!   #Scientists: Let @ScienceBorealis know your thoughts on #sciencecommunication; join the conversation w/ #scicomm100. — Hon. Kirsty Duncan (@ScienceMin) October 14, 2016   AND … we have an announcement! Our Red Bubble #scicomm100 store is OPEN! Now […]

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Top 10 Reasons Volunteering for Science Borealis is Nearly as Good as Maple Syrup

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by Mika McKinnon, Editorial Manager Science communication is a sweet gig where your job is to be curious and share your excitement about the latest discoveries. But how do you get started? By volunteering with us at Science Borealis!. You’ll be doing something for the greater good. Science Borealis is devoted to promoting science communication […]

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