When scicomm goes viral

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Raymond Nakamura & Katrina Vera Wong, Multimedia editors The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for effective science communication (among other things) and science communicators and artists are finding ways to meet this demand. How does the novelty and urgency of the current situation affect the creation of multimedia that communicates the relevant science? We […]

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Building Indigenous relations in an Age of Reconciliation

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Sarah Boon, Science Borealis Core Team member On Saturday, November 17, Science Borealis co-hosted a workshop on Building Indigenous Relations in an Age of Reconciliation in Victoria, BC. The workshop was co-hosted with Vancouver’s Curiosity Collider and the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada (SWCC), with in-kind support from the Hakai Institute. We spent the morning […]

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Science essays: Another way to explore the facts

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Erin Zimmerman, Science in Society co-editor “A piece of writing has to start somewhere, go somewhere, and sit down when it gets there.” — Essayist John McPhee, Draft No. 4 What is it? Many people are unaware that science essays are their own genre. They can masquerade as other things: features, reviews, researched personal essays, […]

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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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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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