Science communications and science literacy: an evening in Victoria, B.C.

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On Friday, September 22, Science Borealis partnered with the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC), Vancouver’s Curiosity Collider, and the Royal BC Museum (RBCM) for an evening of science communication fun. The event was originally meant to be just an SWCC Book Award presentation, but former SWCC Board member Shelley McIvor (also a co-founder […]

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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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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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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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