A beginner’s guide to forming a student science policy group

Farah Qaiser, Policy & Politics co-editor, and Molly Sung, guest contributor Science policy organizations come in all shapes and sizes, and range from think tanks, non-profits, and private firms to community and student groups. In a previous blog post, Science Borealis highlighted the efforts of a student science policy group, Science & Policy Exchange (SPE), […]

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Canada’s ‘scientific integrity’ policy and its effects on transparency

Nahomi Amberber, Policy & Politics co-editor Scientific integrity has been a focus of the 2018 conversation around the intersection of science and policy. While research integrity has historically focused on the ethics of research design, scientific integrity in the Canadian context also aims to protect accountability after the research has been done. The Office of […]

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Canadian Science Funding Review Should Include Science Communication

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by Sarah Boon (Science Borealis Management Team) & Pascal Lapointe (Agence Science-Presse) What would happen to Canadian science and science culture if federal research funding included support for science communication? It’s not that far-fetched an idea. In the US, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has a ‘broader impacts’ component that requires scientists applying for research […]

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Science can help make better decisions around hydraulic fracturing and water

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Guest post by Kathryn Ross Media and Public Relations Coordinator, Canadian Water Network Hydraulic fracturing–also known as fracking–is a method used to extract unconventional oil and gas resources; in Canada, over 80% of the development of these resources has occurred in the west. Hydraulic fracturing is a topic of major public concern, particularly given the […]

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A new day for Canadian science

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by Josh Silberg Policy & Politics subject editor The new Liberal majority government and its ‘sunny ways’ have swept through the Canadian science community since the election. There are two newly minted cabinet ministers with the word science in their title: Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan, and Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Navdeep […]

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