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. […]

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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 […]

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Canadian Science Funding Review Should Include Science Communication

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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 […]

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Is Science Back in Canada?

By Pascal Lapointe and Josh Silberg, Policy and Politics Editors Canadian science got a financial boost on Tuesday thanks to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first federal budget. Two billion dollars in two years for a low-carbon economy fund. One billion in four years toward green energy iniatives. Ninety-five million more each year for research and universities. […]

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