Communicating Wildfire

2017 was the worst wildfire season on record in BC. A total of 1,342 fires burned through almost 3 million acres of forest. At the height of the fires, over 65,000 people across the province were evacuated from their homes. The three largest fires were all megafires (fires that burn > 100,000 acres), with the…

Wednesday on the Web – 22 Nov Edition

Lately I’ve been writing a full blog post every Wednesday, but this week I came across so many interesting topics that I’ve decided to go back to a linkfest. 1. Sackler Colloquium: The Science of Science Communication III (SSCIII) I had no idea this workshop was happening until the hashtag #SacklerScicomm started appearing in my…

old dock

Celebrating the Ordinary

Writers and other artists are often exhorted to cram their lives with a range of experiences to create fertile ground for generating creative ideas. These experiences could include working at many different jobs, travelling to distant locales, striking up conversations with strangers, absorbing various art styles at art galleries and museums, and more. While it’s…

The Cowichan Garry Oak preserve

I’ve been wanting to visit the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s (NCC) Cowichan Garry Oak Preserve since we moved here, but as an endangered ecosystem it’s not open to the general public. We’d wandered the (short) boardwalk that protrudes a few hundred meters into the preserve from Maple Bay Road, but it wasn’t the same as…