The War on Science

How science lost its credibility with the US public and what to do about it  By Pascal Lapointe, Policy and Politics Co-editor   Three factors influence the perception of science in our era: the notion that “all opinions are equal”, the political influence of the religious right, and effective scientific misinformation campaigns by select industries. […]

Continue reading


Meet the Editorial Team – Part 2

As promised last time, here is the rest of our Editorial Team! Sri Ray-Chauduri – Environmental & Earth Science Coeditor / Technology & Engineering Coeditor I got involved with Science Borealis after attending their official 2013 debut at the Canadian Science Policy Conference featuring a special panel on science blogging in Canada. I have degrees in Chemical […]

Continue reading


Canadian Science Funding Review Should Include Science Communication

scicomm

by Sarah Boon (Science Borealis Management Team) & Pascal Lapointe (Agence Science-Presse) What would happen to Canadian science and science culture if federal research funding included support for science communication? It’s not that far-fetched an idea. In the US, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has a ‘broader impacts’ component that requires scientists applying for research […]

Continue reading


Election 42: Meanwhile on the non-niqab front…

canada votes

by Pascal Lapointe Policy and politics subject editor The Science Integrity Project. The environmental manifesto from Naomi Klein and other celebrities. The Science Pledge from Evidence for Democracy and their True North Smart & Free project (a repository of cases in which politics has trumped science). The Get Science Right town hall meetings. Then there […]

Continue reading