Science & Policy Exchange brings student voices to Canadian science policy issues

Subhobrata Das – used with permission

Farah Qaiser, Policy & Politics co-editor When it comes to science policy issues in Canada, there are plenty of perspectives to consider. A key demographic is graduate students and post-doctoral fellows; unfortunately, their voices often go unheard. With this in mind, the Montreal-based student group Science & Policy Exchange (SPE; or Dialogue Sciences & Politiques) […]

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How do you scale your community activities? Community playbooks map the pathways

Science Borealis works with the new AAAS Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement to develop a community playbook Sarah Boon and Kimberly Moynahan In 2013, a small group of Canadian science communicators set out to find a way to collate all Canadian science blogs in one online location, envisioning a hub for Canadian science […]

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Charismatic organisms, “lost causes”, and conservation priorities

Alina Fisher and Tanya Samman, Environmental and Earth Sciences co-editors It’s no coincidence that the logo and mascot for the World Wide Fund for Nature (known as the World Wildlife Fund in Canada and the USA) is a panda, and that baby seals are now associated with Greenpeace. Pandas and seals are cute and cuddly, […]

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2018 People’s Choice Awards for Favourite Canadian Science Site and Canadian Science Blog

This year, Science Borealis was pleased once again to co-host the 2018 People’s Choice Award for Favourite Canadian Science Site and Canadian Science Blog with the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada. This year was even more exciting than last year, with many more votes counted.   The finalists for Favourite Canadian Science Site were: The Marine […]

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Faune en dépérissement: Est-ce que les ambitions de conservation de l’objectif 1 du Canada protègent efficacement notre biodiversité unique?

Alina Fisher et Tanya Samman, Co-éditrices Sciences de l’environnement et de la terre   Que vous vient-il à l’esprit lorsque vous pensez aux parcs canadiens ? De vastes espaces de nature sauvage ? Un endroit où faire de la randonnée ou du camping ? Le mandat de Parcs Canada est de s’assurer que des aires naturelles soient disponibles à […]

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