A beginner’s guide to multilingual science communication

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Alice Fleerackers, Science in Society editor English is the language of science — and, too often, science communication. We publish our results in English, host our conferences in English, and promote, share, and tweet about our research in English. This reliance on a single language cuts out wide swaths of the population, including critical demographics who […]

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Rethinking rights of way landscapes to benefit important pollinator species

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Silvie Harder, Policy & Politics editor My kids lie quietly on their bellies in the grass. They are watching a monarch butterfly flutter from flower to flower, daintily sipping the nectar with its straw-like proboscis. Watching its breezy movements in a backyard garden in Montreal, you could forget the herculean journey from the oyamel fir […]

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When scicomm goes viral

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Raymond Nakamura & Katrina Vera Wong, Multimedia editors The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for effective science communication (among other things) and science communicators and artists are finding ways to meet this demand. How does the novelty and urgency of the current situation affect the creation of multimedia that communicates the relevant science? We […]

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The research labs abandoned during COVID-19

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What does the global pandemic mean for health research funding in Canada?   Jasleen Grewal, Communications, Education & Outreach editor The pandemic has placed unique demands on research efforts at universities and healthcare institutions around the world. In Canada, efforts have ramped up to support rapid testing for COVID-19 infections and create a vaccine. The […]

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Online conferences: How to get started and make it to the finish line

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Alexandra Gellé, guest contributor Organizing an engaging online conference is no longer inconceivable (or avoidable). In pandemic times, we have to use online tools in innovative ways to continue our professional lives, stay connected with family and friends, and have some fun. But there is no need to panic. By following these tips, you too […]

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