Science Borealis Anti-Black Racism Statement

Science Borealis is committed to providing a platform free from discrimination, where all volunteers, collaborators and community members are treated with respect and dignity. This past week, the blatant acts of anti-Black racism have been a sobering reminder that racism and oppression remain a very real and perpetual problem facing the Black community in the […]

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Finding the story behind the research: Dr. Aditi Khandelwal and the Canadian Blood Services Lay Science Writing Competition

Dr. Aditi Khandelwal

Elizabeth Benner, Health, Medicine & Veterinary Sciences editor Many Canadians are familiar with the Canadian Blood Services (CBS), a Canadian healthcare charity associated with blood drives around the country (except Quebec). You may know about the CBS because you have donated blood or recognize its catchphrase “It’s in you to give” from their TV commercials. […]

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Effectively communicating “Research that matters!”

Lené Gary, General Sciences editor In November 2018, Canadian Blood Services (CBS) partnered with the Center for Blood Research (CBR) and Science Borealis to launch their first-ever Lay Science Writing Competition. The contest challenged Canadian Blood Services research trainees to showcase their work in short, well-crafted articles. The theme, “Research that matters!”, inspired the entrants […]

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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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