Canadian science needs more than funding: it needs public champions

by Dr. Sarah Boon, Science Borealis co-founder and Board of Directors member Two reviews of Canadian science were released recently: the Naylor Report and the Global Young Academy report. While both champion Canadian science, neither report mentions that increasing funding for Canadian science requires public support and a strong Canadian science culture, which requires effective […]

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Spotlight on Canadian Science Podcasts

By Alex Chattwood, Communications, Education & Outreach co-editor We need your help to build the definitive list of independent Canadian science podcasts! Podcasts are an increasingly popular way to create and consume science content. Why are they taking off? I think it’s because science can really come alive through storytelling. To me, a podcast is […]

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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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