Chenoa van den Boogaard, Physics & Astronomy editor

Chenoa van den Boogaard

Chenoa van den Boogaard has a B.Sc. from the University of British Columbia, majoring in astronomy and minoring in English literature. She has previously worked as an engineering physics teaching assistant and as a UBC research intern. It was near the end of her undergrad degree that she decided to combine her scientific background with […]

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Joanie Tian, Chemistry editor

Joanie, a B.Sc. candidate studying biomedical science, became a Science Borealis Chemistry editor early in 2020. She spends her spare time volunteering, writing, or volunteering to write for different non-profit organizations. This includes work supporting those with developmental disabilities, environmental sustainability work, and being a chemistry subject editor for Science Borealis. Outside of that, you […]

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Alice Fleerackers, Science in Society editor

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Alice Fleerackers is a freelance writer, a researcher at the ScholCommLab, the Communications Officer at Art the Science, and a Science and Society editor at Science Borealis. She’s also a doctoral student at Simon Fraser University, where she is working under the supervision of Dr. Juan Pablo Alperin to explore how controversial science is communicated […]

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Elizabeth Benner, Health, Medicine & Veterinary Sciences editor


Elizabeth has always been fascinated by the natural world. Growing up in Thailand, she was exposed to a plethora of wildlife such as frogs, elephants, king cobras, and many invertebrates. She loved animals and the natural world and learned about them through books, video games, and trips to the zoo. From age 5, Elizabeth expressed […]

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Katie Compton, Policy & Politics editor

While finishing up her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Prince Edward Island, Katie realized that she loves writing about science. After earning a master’s degree in science communication at Drexel University, she worked as a science writer and editor at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. At CIHR, she had the opportunity […]

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