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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Lessons from science communications bootcamp

By Lindsay Jolivet, Health, Medicine and Veterinary Science Editor and Susan Vickers, Communication, Education and Outreach Editor  In July 2015 we attended the Banff Centre’s Science Communications program. In this post we share some of our most memorable lessons from two weeks spent in this intensive course in the heart of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. […]

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Science Borealis Editors’ Picks for 2015

It’s that time of year again when our editors reflect back on the Science Borealis members’ posts and blogs they’ve been following all year and select their favourites. Choosing isn’t easy. Science Borealis now boasts a membership of 122 blogs  — about a dozen up from last year. Together, this year, our members have posted over 4,400 posts, […]

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Engaging with Science Blogs: Scientists, Policymakers and Bloggers Weigh in at CPSC

By Lisa Willemse and Stephanne Taylor ** ** This post was a collaborative effort among the Science Borealis CSPC panelists Amelia Buchanan, Chris Buddle, Sabrina Doyle, Paul Dufour, and moderator Brian Owens and includes input from the session attendees.  The Canadian Science Policy Conference, held in Ottawa on November 25-27 offered beleaguered scientists a refreshing and […]

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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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