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On the Borealis Blog

On #SciBorBlog, we continue to feature the work of recent graduates from our New Science Communicator program.

Learn more about NSC and other programs from Science Borealis or follow #SciBorPitchnPolish.
"We need all of us" — How a virologist learned the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration in the detection of new environmental diseases.
Ramping up detection of gait problems — Veterinary researchers in Saskatchewan are using inclined, pressure-sensitive walkways to diagnose injuries in dogs.
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What we're reading

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

Weird field finds, part III
Voodoo dolls, blood-spattered effigies, and a replica of the U.S.S. Enterprise — field biologists find some seriously bizarre things in the woods.
[Various contributors | Dispatches from the Field]

Like a phoenix rising from the operating table
When treating burns, surgeons usually throw out the affected tissue. New research shows that it actually contains stem cells that could aid healing.
[Karyn Ho | Research2Reality]

Millennials and pet dogs
They bring routine and stability at a time of emerging adulthood, but good luck finding pet-friendly rental housing.
[Zazie Todd | Companion Animal Psychology]

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"Sometimes I feel like I have to apologize for loving winter."

Bat biologist Cyclita Guy on sharing #FieldwordFails, including the time she spent all day tracking what she thought was a radio-tagged bat, but which turned out to be the beeps from city crosswalks.

La cognition étendue: est-ce que Wikipédia fait partie de la cognition?

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Raymond's Brain
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Heart & Head — SMCC 2019 Annual Conference
This year, the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada annual conference is set to take place May 23-25, 2019 in Winnipeg, Man. The theme of this year’s conference is Heart & Head, with explorations into Indigenous knowledge, the health of our waters and the North.

Registration is open now and is available to SWCC members and non-members alike. Check it out!

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