Frieda Wishinsky: How to Become an Accidental Activist

Welcome to Cantastic Authorpalooza, featuring posts by and about great Canadian children’s book creators! Today’s guest: Frieda Wishinsky. Take it away, Frieda! How to Become an Accidental Activist (Orca Books) is the sixth book I’ve written with Elizabeth MacLeod. It’s geared for kids and adults age 8 and up and focuses on a diverse group...

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This is Why … Igloos Are An Incredible Example of Human Ingenuity

Our amazing crew at Royal City Science has been brainstorming ideas for travelling exhibits that we can take to schools, festivals, Farmers’ Markets, etc. to share our passion for all things STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics), while we fundraise to build a permanent home in Guelph. A blog post from the NFB recently...

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SHA 2023 – Reconstructing Meaning in and of Historic Places and Landscapes

The Call For Papers (and sessions) for the 2023 Society for Historical Archaeology Conference is finally open, from now until June 30 (2022)! My colleagues, Emily Haines and Liam Wadsworth, and I decided we wanted to host a themed poster session at the conference. There’s only one hiccup – the SHA does not have themed...

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Science writing behind the scenes: An interview with the winner of the Canadian Blood Services Lay Writing Competition

By Mary Anne Schoenhardt, Science and Society editor Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a science communicator? Here at Science Borealis, our goal is to tell stories about Canadian science and help our fellow citizens understand the role that science plays in society. We’re a group of communicators from a variety of...

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Marina Cohen – The Seeds That Became Shadow Grave

Welcome to Cantastic Authorpalooza, featuring posts by and about great Canadian children’s book creators! Today’s guest: Marina Cohen. Take it away, Marina! I began writing the first draft of this novel so long ago, its working title was Frozen. Well, we all know what happened to that title, thank you very much Disney! I’d go...

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