Astronomy Education in Canada’s Small Towns

By Sonya Neilson, Physics and Astronomy Co-editor A few snowflakes drifted slowly to the ground as we pulled up to the MacKenzie Recreation Centre, a two-hour drive north of Prince George, BC. Having flown up the previous night from rainy Vancouver, our bodies were not used to the cold and we unloaded our van as […]

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It’s time to get your science on with #scilit16!

 By Jesse Hildebrand, Guest Editor & Founder of Science Literacy Week    Get ready for fun and discovery as Canada’s third annual Science Literacy Week takes place September 19–25! It aims to showcase just how excellent Canadian science and science communication are from coast-to-coast-to-coast. And they really are. If you want to learn about the […]

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Science Rendezvous: Interactive Science Fun!

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by Bertha Chan, Science Rendezvous 2016 Marketing Coordinator Science Rendezvous began in 2008 as a joint program between the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, York University, and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Since then, it has grown into the largest annual Canada-wide science festival, suitable for all ages and interests. In 2015, more […]

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Who are science communicators? And a survey.

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By Susan Vickers and Lisa Willemse Communication, Education, and Outreach subject editors Let’s begin by clearing up a small point of possible confusion. This post covers two different surveys: one happening now, and one conducted last year. The current one is the Science Borealis survey of blog readers, which Science Borealis is conducting in collaboration […]

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Science Borealis: building science culture and fostering Canadian discovery and innovation

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by the Science Borealis Board Over the summer, Science Borealis provided comments to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) on their strategic plan (NSERC2020). We’re sharing our comments to generate a broad public discussion around science, discovery, and innovation in Canada amongst the Canadian science, policy, and blogging communities. This conversation is particularly […]

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