Asking “who” before “how”: understanding your audience for effective science communication

By Tiffany Chiu, guest editor Do you ever feel like your communication efforts fall on deaf ears? You are not alone. Most scientists want to share their research to make a difference in society. But many struggle to put that desire into practice. They share information that they believe is important, rather than understanding and […]

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The life of a PhD candidate: an interview with Romina Filippelli

By Amanda Scanga, Science in Society co-editor Taking on a PhD requires hard work and sacrifice that can be overwhelming at times. Romina Filippelli, a first-generation PhD student at McGill University, is doing her best to enjoy the journey towards her doctoral goal. Romina was recently granted the Vanier scholarship: one of the most prestigious […]

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The Beaver Diaries: how AI unveils Nature’s master builders

By Qiaochu Liang, Biology & Life Sciences co-editor The beaver is a familiar sight to Canadians. Castor canadensis is an official symbol of Canada and appears on many government-related artifacts including the Canadian nickel and the Parks Canada logo. But what do we really know about these amazing creatures? Today, advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) […]

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Artificial intelligence’s influence on science communication and public engagement

By Jagpreet Kaur Maker, Borealis Blog editor Science communication plays a pivotal role in bridging the gap between scientific advancements and the public. In recent years, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) into research, education, and communication activities has revolutionized various aspects of society, including science communication. In Canada, a nation known for its rich […]

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UPDATE: The path of totality, 2024

By Kim Morris, Borealis Blog editor On April 8, a total eclipse of the sun will occur over North America. According to Space.com, “a total solar eclipse happens when the moon appears the same size in the sky as the sun, or slightly larger, so fully covers the disk of the sun, giving observers a […]

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