Reflections of a Science Borealis subject editor

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Robert Gooding-Townsend, Science in Society editor I started at Science Borealis in winter 2016, when I was four months into my Masters program. There was a call for subject editors; I looked at several positions, and ended up in the Science in Society role, where I’ve been for more than three years. Here, I’ll try […]

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#ProjectedFutures2: My science journalism experience

Farah Qaiser, Policy & Politics co-editor Over the last few years, science writing, communication and journalism have become popular fields to turn to as careers or as ways for scientists to improve their public engagement skills. With this increased interest, there’s also been a steady increase in the number of workshops, courses and programs available […]

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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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Top 10 reasons volunteering for Science Borealis is nearly as good as maple syrup

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Mika McKinnon, Editorial Manager Science communication is a sweet gig where your job is to be curious and share your excitement about the latest discoveries. But how do you get started? By volunteering with us at Science Borealis!. You’ll be doing something for the greater good. Science Borealis is devoted to promoting science communication in […]

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Science Blogging Essentials: Cutting the Dead Wood

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by Kimberly Moynahan Science in Society subject editor One of my freelance jobs involves writing panels for science centres, nature reserves, and museums. Informational and interpretive panels are an important way to deliver science to visitors who presumably already have an interest in the topic. But even with an audience that’s self-selecting, it’s still tricky […]

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