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Science in the post-Harper era

Canada’s 42nd election is a week behind us, and much has changed in Canada’s political landscape. The country heaved a collective sigh of relief following the election of Trudeau’s Liberals, expecting a major improvement over what we’ve experienced during the past 10 years of Harper’s reign. For Canadian science, the change in government can only…

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Water woes in water-rich Canada

Yesterday I had an editorial post up at Science Borealis, Canada’s science blog aggregator. It was one of those posts that you write at the last minute because you’ve missed the reminder from your online calendar, and you realize you have a responsibility – as the Editorial Manager – to set a good example and…

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Editorial post at Science Borealis

Fear not, dear readers, I haven’t forgotten my blog but have been busy elsewhere – namely over at Science Borealis where we’re making plans to ensure the long-term sustainability of our science blog syndicating project. While I haven’t blogged here in a week or so, I had a guest editorial up at Science Borealis as…

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Science policy advocate interview

John Dupuis, over at Confessions of a Science Librarian, has been running email interviews with our iPolitics science policy series group. The most interesting questions, for me, was “…how [did you end] up involved in science advocacy? How do you define advocacy and what’s been the focus of your advocacy activities?” This was difficult to…

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I want my Canada back

*Note: this post was re-printed on rabble.ca, which “features some of the best new and emerging progressive voices in Canada”. *Edited 6 Feb 8pm to add veteran’s affairs & environment-related charitable organizations* Everyone says that as we get older we long for the good old days, and think that the past has never been as…