Canadian Science Funding Review Should Include Science Communication

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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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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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Science and the Canadian election: a resource list

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compiled by Steph Taylor & Sarah Boon Science Borealis editorial team members With the October 19th election getting closer, we’ve compiled key events, resources, and reading material about science and technology on the campaign trail. As always – if there’s anything you think we’ve missed, please add it in the comments! Before we start: make […]

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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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