A big week

*Updated late 15 October with link to second iPolitics piece in series, and addition of new paper out in CJFAS The Canadian government kicks off its fall sitting (one month late) with tomorrow’s Throne Speech. It will presumably renew Harper’s War on Science (let’s not even get into his Minister for SciTech putting together a…

Coming soon: Science Borealis

A group of Canadian science bloggers (Kim Moynahan, Steph Taylor, Pascal Lapointe, Raymond Nakamura, Maryse de la Girody, and myself) has been working with Canadian Science Publishing and Genome Alberta – both non-profit organizations – to create a Canadian science blog aggregator. “Why a blog aggregator?” We have many science blogs in Canada, written by…

Canadian science communication takes off

The topics I follow most closely on Twitter are #cdnpoli, #cdnsci, and #scicomm. A lot of news from the first two has been pretty negative lately, and some days I have to stop reading because I just can’t shake my sense of doom at the direction in which our country is headed. The last topic,…