When scicomm goes viral

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Raymond Nakamura & Katrina Vera Wong, Multimedia editors The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for effective science communication (among other things) and science communicators and artists are finding ways to meet this demand. How does the novelty and urgency of the current situation affect the creation of multimedia that communicates the relevant science? We […]

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A walk in the park? Teaching kids to think like scientists

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Katrina Vera Wong, Multimedia co-editor When I was 14, I was asked to mix some chemicals together for an exam. The result was a beaker full of dazzling, golden glitter. Until then, chemistry had been an interesting but purely academic subject. But once I saw that first sparkle, I appreciated it on a deeper level. […]

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Who’s there when disaster strikes in Canada?

By Josh Silberg, Policy and Politics Editor Be prepared. Between scouts and the Lion King, this motto was heavily emphasized during my younger years. And yet, “make earthquake emergency kit” has remained unchecked on my to-do list for months. Since I live on a major fault line, my former scout leader—my dad—would not be pleased. My […]

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Canadian Science and Art Mix It Up in the Annual #SciArt Tweet Storm

By Liz Martin-Silverstone, Multimedia Editor & Outreach Team If you have been watching the Science Borealis Twitter stream for the last few days you may have wondered what this #SciArt tweet storm was all about. The group over at Scientific American’s Symbiartic  started the #SciArt tweet storm last year, in hopes of connecting scientific artists […]

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