Body of Evidence: debunking medical myths

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Alina Fisher, Environmental & Earth Sciences co-editor The winner of our ‘Canada’s Favourite Blog for 2017’ contest was Body of Evidence, run by scientists keen on cutting through the prolific medical misinformation found on the Internet. Take a quick look at their site and you’ll find many ways to administer your regular dose of medical […]

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A formidable woman takes her place in Canadian chemistry: Interview with Dr. Katherine Elvira

Connie Tang, Chemistry co-editor Dr. Katherine Elvira is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Victoria (UVic) in British Columbia. She first discovered her passion for analytical chemistry as an undergraduate student, but had to overcome the challenges of being a female researcher in a male-dominated discipline to realize her […]

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A Q&A with The Atlantic’s Ed Yong 

Erin Zimmerman, Science in Society co-editor Following his recent keynote address at the Canadian Society of Microbiology conference in Waterloo, Ontario, my Science Borealis colleague, Robert Gooding Townsend and I chatted with Ed Yong, author of the New York Times bestseller, I Contain Multitudes, about getting started in science communication, using humour in your writing, […]

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