Science Borealis: building science culture and fostering Canadian discovery and innovation

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by the Science Borealis Board Over the summer, Science Borealis provided comments to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) on their strategic plan (NSERC2020). We’re sharing our comments to generate a broad public discussion around science, discovery, and innovation in Canada amongst the Canadian science, policy, and blogging communities. This conversation is particularly […]

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Science Policy and Blogging: Mixing it up at CSPC 2015

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Guest Post by Lisa Willemse Science Borealis Board Member “Oh, the East is East and the West is West and never the twain shall meet.” Though this line from Rudyard Kipling’s 1889 Ballad of East and West is often used to describe differences, the poem—a commentary on race and colonialism—is actually much more positive, closing […]

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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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Science journalism: the key to strong science literacy

by Pascal Lapointe, Policy & Politics editor Last month, Québecers learned that money talks when it comes to manipulating science information, whether you pay a public relations firm a high enough price, or if you buy advertising. At the same time, however, we’re cutting funding to science journalism. Perhaps these two should be reversed? TransCanada […]

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