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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When art and science collide – Science Borealis reviews the Collisions Festival: Invasive Systems

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Raymond Nakamura and Katrina Vera Wong, Multimedia co-editors This fall, Curiosity Collider (CC), a Vancouver-based nonprofit that brings together art and science, launched their first Collisions Festival, a sci-art festival that ran from November 8 to 10 at Vancouver’s VIVO Media Arts Centre. “There is no dedicated sci-art gallery space or any exhibition events in Vancouver […]

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Effectively communicating “Research that matters!”

Lené Gary, General Sciences editor In November 2018, Canadian Blood Services (CBS) partnered with the Center for Blood Research (CBR) and Science Borealis to launch their first-ever Lay Science Writing Competition. The contest challenged Canadian Blood Services research trainees to showcase their work in short, well-crafted articles. The theme, “Research that matters!”, inspired the entrants […]

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Top 3 reasons to attend Science Rendezvous on May 11

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Dr. Emily Agard, Director of SciXchange at Ryerson University, Toronto Join us for Science Rendezvous! This annual free festival makes science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) accessible to thousands of people with a day of engaging, informative and interactive events across the country. This year, Science Rendezvous highlights how we can infuse the arts into […]

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Lessons learned at the Canadian Science Policy Conference 2018

Stefanie Novakowski, guest contributor From November 7 to 9, government researchers, policy-makers, academics, entrepreneurs, and science communicators met at the 10th annual Canadian Science Policy Conference in Ottawa, ON. This was an opportunity to share and discuss the major challenges and successes in Canada’s science policy landscape. Highlights of the event included talks by the Honourable […]

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