Voices for Canadian #Scicomm100 – Weekly Recap: Sep. 26 -30, 2016

We just wrapped up Week 4 of our “Reflections: 100 Voices for Canadian Science Communication” campaign.  We’re very pleased with how well this initiative has had a meteoric rise across Twitter via the #scicomm100 hashtag and from our Facebook page. In fact, we’ve had a few people asking if they can get these quotes and images on t-shirts, mugs, and calendars. Well, no promises yet, […]

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Women and Technology: An ever-evolving relationship

By Aadita Chaudhury Technology and Engineering subject editor Many of us here at Science Borealis are passionate about encouraging the participation of women in science, engineering, mathematics and technology (STEM) fields, especially this month, which is women’s History Month (March) and contains International Women’s Day  (as addressed in our previous editorial post). While the life […]

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Ringing in the New Year with…Light

by Aadita Chaudhury Technology & Engineering subject editor The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared 2015 the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. As Canadians, we take for granted the role of light and light-based technologies in our lives; however, for many regions worldwide light infrastructure is a key issue […]

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Space Exploration (or, Engineering on a Budget)

Sri Ray-Chauduri and Aadita Chaudhury, Technology & Engineering co-editors Last week marked the 14th annual UN-declared World Space Week (WSW). Celebrated from October 4-10, it was started in 1981 by the World Space Association as “Spaceweek” to commemorate the moon landings. The dates of WSW were selected to coincide with the anniversary of Sputnik-1 which was […]

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What does Ebola have to do with engineering?

Aadita Chaudhury and Sri Ray-Chauduri,Technology & Engineering co-editors Chances are you’ve heard about Ebola outbreak that has gripped several west African nations. The outcomes of Ebola are far more severe than similar diseases that claim far more lives each year, and the fatality rate is much higher than others such as cholera, typhoid, and dysentery. […]

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