Night owls or early birds: how being active at different times of day allows wildlife to coexist with people

Alina C. Fisher and Tanya Samman, Environmental and Earth Sciences co-editors   While looking out your office (or home office) window, do you give any thought to wildlife? Many city dwellers may not think about wildlife often during a regular day. We don’t see bison roaming our city streets or cougars in the trees of […]

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Using a soapbox to plug a leaky professional pipeline

Rebecca Dang, guest contributor   Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) have a gender diversity issue. The professional pipeline, stretching from high school and undergraduate university through graduate school to post-doctoral fellowships and positions in academia, leaks. Especially at the early career stage, a higher proportion of women (cis gender, transgender, asexual, heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian, […]

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Ecosystem services: Determining the full value of the land

Jenna Finley, Biology & Life Sciences editor   On January 5, 2021, researchers at the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative and the universities of British Columbia, Carleton, and McGill released a ground-breaking study that expands our understanding of ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are important but overlooked aspects of conservation and protection research. Ecosystem services are […]

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On good science journalism: Why it’s important and how to produce it

Abbas Mehrabian, guest contributor   On November 9, 2020, when Pfizer and BioNTech announced their COVID-19 vaccine had a 90 per cent efficacy rate without publishing a peer-reviewed study to support their claim, many media outlets covered it as glorious news. Fox News’s headline “Pfizer vaccine proves 90% effective in latest trials” took the companies’ […]

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The interdisciplinary path to modelling the brain: A talk with neuroscientist Alan Evans

Sri Ray-Chauduri, Technology & Engineering editor The brain is thought to be the most complex organ in the human body, involved in every minutia of our daily lives. Throughout history, people have worked to describe and decipher this powerful organ, and researcher Alan Evans is no different. Evans, a global authority on brain imaging and […]

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Nada Salem, Chemistry editor

Nada Salem graduated from the University of Calgary with a B.Sc. in Cellular, Molecular & Microbial Biology and minors in Philosophy and Nanoscience. She is fascinated by genetic medicine and the innovation of nanotechnology in diagnostic and drug-delivery methods. Her introduction to SciComm began as a videographer in the Science Ambassador team at the University of […]

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