Key take-aways from the 2019 Canadian Science Policy Conference

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Farah Qaiser, Editor-at-Large On November 13, 2019, the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) returned to Ottawa to celebrate a decade of bringing together academia, industry and government to discuss science policy. Over three days, CSPC hosted a gala, five symposia and 40 panel sessions that engaged over 800 attendees on the theme of Building Bridges […]

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Introducing your 2019 Favourite Science Site winner: Minding the Brain

Maria Giammarco, Science in Society Editor Can people really multitask? How do our brains imagine the future? Why do we get so fired up about sports games? With topics like these under their belt, this year’s Favourite Science Site win is a no-brainer. Minding the Brain, a podcast created and hosted by Dr. Kim Hellemans […]

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Profiling the winner of the 2019 People’s Choice Award for Favourite Science Blog: WWEST Blog

Sri Ray-Chauduri, Technology and Engineering editor Congratulations to the Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST) Blog, this year’s winner of the People’s Choice Awards: Canada’s Favourite Science Blog! The award, voted on annually by the public, is sponsored by Science Borealis and the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC), and celebrates excellence […]

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Are we what we eat? The link between gut microbiota, antibiotic use and health

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Overuse of antibiotics might be making us more vulnerable to disease Sunitha Chari, Biology and Life Sciences co-editor Our gastro-intestinal tract is home to about 100 trillion (1014)) micro-organisms – bacteria, viruses and fungi – that together are called the gut microbiota. If that seems like a mind boggling number consider this: the human body […]

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What’s in a message? Unpacking the do’s and don’ts of climate change communication

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Maria Giammarco, Communication, Education, and Outreach Editor   The New York Times – “Ignore Climate Change At Your Peril” CTV News – “Canada warming twice as fast as rest of the world: scientific report” iPolitics – “Morning Brief: The future looks grim”   Aside from the obvious climate theme, what do these headlines have in common? Well, they’re […]

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