What’s in a message? Unpacking the do’s and don’ts of climate change communication

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Maria Giammarco, Communication, Education, and Outreach Editor   The New York Times – “Ignore Climate Change At Your Peril” CTV News – “Canada warming twice as fast as rest of the world: scientific report” iPolitics – “Morning Brief: The future looks grim”   Aside from the obvious climate theme, what do these headlines have in common? Well, they’re […]

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Spotlight on Canadian science podcasts

Alex Chattwood, Communications, Education & Outreach co-editor We need your help to build the definitive list of independent Canadian science podcasts! Podcasts are an increasingly popular way to create and consume science content. Why are they taking off? I think it’s because science can really come alive through storytelling. To me, a podcast is a […]

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Science Borealis: building science culture and fostering Canadian discovery and innovation

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by the Science Borealis Board Over the summer, Science Borealis provided comments to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) on their strategic plan (NSERC2020). We’re sharing our comments to generate a broad public discussion around science, discovery, and innovation in Canada amongst the Canadian science, policy, and blogging communities. This conversation is particularly […]

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Filling the science gap: What kind of online outreach do you engage in?

Lisa Willemse and Catherine Anderson, Communication, Education & Outreach co-editors   At the end of August, the Council of Canadian Academies released a report on the state of Canadian science culture. Despite the finding that “general coverage of science in Canada in the English-language media appears comparatively underdeveloped”, they also found that “Canadians have positive attitudes […]

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