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How to form a student science policy group
Interested in science policy? Here's what you need to get started.
Effectively communicating “Research that matters!”
Check out the winners of the first-ever Lay Science Writing Competition from Canadian Blood Services and Science Borealis
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What we're reading

Some of our recent favourites. For the full firehose, follow #FromTheFeed

‘There were arms walking off by themselves’
A deep dive into sea star wasting disease, a poorly understood pathogen that is devastating many species off the west coast of North America.
[Barry O'Sullivan | Research2Reality]

Beware the NCBRUA
It's tempting to coin a new acronym in scientific writing. Don't give in.
[Stephen Heard | Scientist Sees Squirrel]

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Les contaminants sous la loupe

Not all screeches and roars: a scientific look at how dinosaurs might have communicated.

Arachnids include spiders, scorpions, mites and ticks . . . and then there are schizomids.

Maia Herriot has a touching tribute to her dad, her first mentor in nature conservation.

A slice of life at a biological research station, courtesy Alina Fisher.


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Raymond's Brain
'Sciku' inspired by: How you can help stop the spread of Japanese beetle, CBC News, June 21, 2019
News and Announcements

Updates for our members and bloggers

Pitch and Polish
Science Borealis recently finished working with five students at Simon Fraser University through our Pitch and Polish program. Our experienced editors helped them polish their articles about science in British Columbia. This suite of posts will run on the Borealis Blog in September. Stay tuned!

Volunteer positions at Science Borealis
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Fond farewell to Braydon Black, our outgoing Science in Society editor, who has been with us since last fall. Good luck on your new job Braydon!

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