From Our Own Borealis Blog

A journey to the Canadian Arctic and its impact on the environment

Photo by Jamie D’Souza, 2018

Jamie D’Souza, guest contributor Since the 1960s, Churchill, Manitoba, the self-proclaimed ‘polar bear capital of the world’, has attracted thousands of tourists who hope to see polar bears lounging in the willows or on the shoreline of the Hudson Bay. But spotting a polar bear in its natural habitat near Churchill may soon become less […]

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Clara Deck: Just what you picture on our Instagram

Clara joined Science Borealis in December 2019 as a contributor to the social media pages and runs our Instagram account. Her background is in Earth and climate sciences, with a particular interest in glaciers and polar regions, completing a masters focused on glacial modeling at the University of Maine. Clara is passionate about science communication and […]

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How intergenerational trauma affects Indigenous communities

Photo by Thomas_H_foto, CC-BY-ND

Michael Ralph Limmena, Health, Medicine & Veterinary Science editor Warning: This article contains details that some readers may find distressing With the discovery of the potential graves of 215 Indigenous children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School and a further 751 potential graves at the former Marieval Indian Residential School, many Canadians are horrified […]

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Madisson McKone: Social media team tweetster

Madisson is a recent graduate of the University of Ottawa where she received her BSc in Biomedical Science. Excited by the ways that science can foster community, she facilitated both student-faculty and interuniversity relations as a representative on the University of Ottawa’s Science Students’ Association. Madisson is a fierce advocate for accessibility and equity in […]

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Should science communication be funny?

by RaymondsBrain Raymond Nakamura

Raymond K. Nakamura, Multimedia editor The most exciting phrase in science is not “Eureka!” but, “That’s funny.” — Isaac Asimov When I contribute a post to a science blog, I usually add a comic, hoping some humour will make the article more attractive and engaging. But I often receive more positive comments about the comics […]

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