Canadian Science Funding Review Should Include Science Communication


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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How we do science communication: survey results

by Lisa Willemse & Catherine Anderson Communication, Education, and Outreach subject editors In our last editorial, we discussed a report by the Council of Canadian Academies that labeled science culture as “underdeveloped” in English Canada. This gap appears to be rich in opportunity for Canadian science bloggers and other creators of science communications. But those […]

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Polar Week 5: Science and community – connecting the dots

GUEST POST by Samantha Darling APECS member and Coordinator for First Nations Initiatives, Yukon College As an academic researcher, it can be easy to get caught up in the politics, numbers and deadlines that make up a typical academic setting. In doing so, there is the ongoing danger of forgetting to make the results of […]

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