People’s Choice Award: Speaking with Stephen Heard, the mind behind Scientist Sees Squirrel

Connie Tang, Chemistry co-editor   Stephen Heard is a professor of environmental ecology at the University of New Brunswick, although you may know him as Steve, the author of the science blog Scientist Sees Squirrel, which is this year’s winner for the Science Borealis and Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC) People’s Choice Award for […]

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You’re all invited to our 5th birthday: Be immortalized in the Science Borealis logo

Science Borealis was formed on November 22, 2013! On November 2, 2014, we officially incorporated under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act. Each year, we try to find new and inventive ways to celebrate our birthday with our members, network and wider audiences. On our first anniversary, we held a blog carnival and last year we celebrated […]

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#ProjectedFutures2: My science journalism experience

Farah Qaiser, Policy and Politics Co-Editor Over the last few years, science writing, communication and journalism have become popular fields to turn to as careers or as ways for scientists to improve their public engagement skills. With this increased interest, there’s also been a steady increase in the number of workshops, courses and programs available […]

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So You Want To Get Paid For SciComm?

Alex Chattwood, Communications, Education & Outreach co-editor Becoming a paid science communicator can be hard work. In my recent post, I offered up some resources for people looking to educate themselves in scicomm. In this post, I highlight some of the types of entry-level jobs that will pay you to apply those new-found science communication skills. […]

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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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