Wednesday on the Web: 5 Jul Edition

Science funding in Canada A new report from the Global Young Academy, spearheaded by three Canadian professors, determined that 40% of Canadian scientists had turned from basic to applied research in the last decade in response to changes in the government’s funding model. They argue that this reduces the likelihood of ‘Einstein-like thinking,’ as researchers…

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The Joys of Volunteering

Last week I had a guest post up on the Canadian Science Publishing blog about volunteering for your scientific society. Based on my own experience and previous discussions with others, I laid out some ideas on why and how to get involved with your scientific society, and how to make the most of it. It’s…

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Federal Funding for Canadian Scicomm?

Last week my colleague Pascal Lapointe (Agence Science-Presse) and I had a post up on the Science Borealis blog suggesting that the federal government’s review of federal science funding should consider funding for science communication. Last month, Swedish communications consultant Olle Bergman suggested that 3% of research funds be used for external science communication. Consider…

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Out with the old, in with the new

*Updated Jan 9 with info from CSP. Now is the time when everyone posts their ‘best of 2015’ lists, so I thought I’d join in on the fun. Over at Science Borealis, we counted down our top ten most read editorial posts on the Borealis Blog. Our talented group of volunteer editors cover a broad…