Canadian science communication anniversaries


by Brian Owens General Science subject editor There were two big anniversaries in Canadian science journalism this week: the Canadian Science Writers’ Association turned 45, and the CBC’s flagship science programme, Quirks and Quarks, turned 40. Andy Visser-deVries (the CSWA’s former executive director) has written a history of the founding of the organisation on the […]

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Coming up: the Canadian Science Writers’ Association Annual Meeting

By Stephanie Lepage and Brian Owens General Science subject editors On June 5th to 8th, science communicators will descend on the University of Toronto for the CSWA Annual Meeting. A detailed programme for this year’s conference can be found here, but here are a couple of can’t-miss events. Explore the worlds of satellites (of the […]

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Combing for Truth, Justice, and the Canadian Way

Raymond Nakamura and Lisa Willemse, Communication, Education and Outreach co-editors Most of what you hear and read about science tends to focus on the process of scientific discovery itself. These are the topics that grab headlines, such as last week’s announcement that the Edmontosaurus dinosaur had a fleshy comb atop its head, not unlike that of […]

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