The genesis of Genome Alberta

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Geoff Geddes, for Genome Alberta Tracing your roots is all the rage these days, and if humans can do it, why can’t organizations follow suit? As Genome Alberta continues to evolve, a glimpse of its past may say a lot about where it is today and what the future holds. In the beginning… The history […]

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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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Data-sharing in the time of COVID-19

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Katie Compton, Policy and Politics editor As the COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives, we’ve all become health-data seekers. Each day, we scan our newsfeeds for information about whether we’re flattening the curve, wonder what the #NewNormal will look like, and search hopefully for any news about treatments or vaccines. Answering the questions foremost on […]

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How do you solve a problem like migration?

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Catherine Dale, Science Borealis Blog editor and New Science Communicators Program Manager I can feel the rapid thrumming of the bluebird’s heart against my palm as I carefully manoeuvre its foot into position over a tiny Ziploc bag. I pick up my nail scissors and take a deep breath to steady my hand. I will […]

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Flashback to some quirky science stories from the last decade

Jasleen Grewal, Communication, Education and Outreach editor This decade is undeniably off to a scary start, what with the Australian bushfires, the Persian Gulf crisis escalation, and now, the COVID-19 pandemic. We thought it would be a nice break from current events to look back at the last decade and collate some of the popular […]

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