Experimenting with Creativity

By Michelle Lavery, General Science Editor     Here at Science Borealis, we have no qualms about getting creative. Science communication is all about finding new and innovative ways of getting complex information to a wide and varied audience. We’re all storytellers; we’ve got poets (Phish Doc) and artists (Raymond’s Brain and CommNatural, to name […]

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Election 42: Meanwhile on the non-niqab front…

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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 […]

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Will there be a science-focused debate during the 2015 election campaign?

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by Pascal Lapointe and Josh Silberg Policy and politics subject editors In a Toronto Star opinion piece published on August 12, Katie Gibbs and Alana Westwood of Evidence for Democracy called for a national science debate between federal political leaders. Librarian John Dupuis echoed Evidence for Democracy’s sentiment in a recent blog post, and began […]

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From Labs to Lives: Supporting Canada’s Science and Innovation Landscape

Guest post by Robyn Dugas Mitacs Communications Coordinator Innovation affects us in personal, immediate ways, from medical breakthroughs that provide treatment, to smartphone apps that help us manage our schedules. At Mitacs we believe that supporting Canadian science, technology, and innovation not only sets the stage for long-term economic benefits, it also brings transformative solutions […]

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Muzzled Open Access

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by Josh Silberg and Pascal Lapointe Policy and politics subject editors When federal scientists asked Ottawa to enshrine scientific integrity in their upcoming collective agreement, the mainstream media began to take notice (again). The muzzling of federal scientists has been discussed for years in several venues, including an investigative report by CBC’s The Fifth Estate […]

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