Why do we (dis)trust? A look at the science of credibility

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Alice Fleerackers, Science in Society editor It’s March 9, 2021, exactly one year after the first COVID-19-related death was reported in my home province of British Columbia. I wake up to see Canadian Doctors Speak Out trending on Twitter. Curious, I click through. There, I uncover heated streams of tweets, some calling out misinformation, others […]

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Between the Sand: Owen Fernley’s adventure under ground

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Katrina Vera Wong In a Japanese ikebana flower arrangement, three stems are fixed at specific angles to represent heaven, earth, and man. Not only is it important to pay attention to the lines that those, or any additional stems, form, it’s also important to respect the spaces between those lines. We can recognize and value […]

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Logging into graduate school as an international student, 1: Planning your finances

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Tarryn Bourhill and Jasleen Grewal, Communications, Education and Outreach editors International students hoping to attend university in Canada must make some decisions before even entering the country – which university to go to? Which program to enrol in? And importantly – How to successfully adapt and integrate into Canadian culture? The resources and anecdotal information […]

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Why are some Canadians hesitant about COVID-19 vaccines?

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Michael Ralph Limmena, Health, Medicine and Veterinary Sciences editor   In the wake of the Canadian government’s approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in December 2020, many Canadians are eager to get vaccinated. However, some people remain hesitant. According to an IPSOS survey of 1,001 Canadians in November 2020, 28 per cent would […]

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Indigenous science on TV: Coyote’s Crazy Smart Science Show

Katrina Vera Wong and Raymond Nakamura, Multimedia editors “Science is about the pursuit of knowledge and understanding the nature of reality. But there are different ways of seeing, different ways of knowing reality. It’s time to recognize the blessing of having different sciences and to invite them together under one tent to dialogue.” — Glenn […]

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