Science advocacy can save Canadian science (and the next generation of Canadian scientists)

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By Molly Meng-Hua Sung, guest contributor This past June, the long-awaited Fundamental Science Review (commonly referred to as the Naylor Report) was submitted to Canada’s Minister of Science, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan. It confirmed something scientists have been saying for years: funding is tight. Furthermore, the strain of poor funding is borne largely by young […]

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Borealis Blog is a group of Canadian science bloggers. This community-driven endeavour aims to grow the Canadian science communication community, while raising awareness of – and support for – Canadian science. Although science blogs have been around for the last decade, most are based outside of Canada. While some of those bloggers represent the best of the best, Borealis believe's a Canadian point of view is also essential. Many science topics are unique to Canada, such as managing the environment in a heavily resource-based economy, or dealing with fisheries issues on three coasts. Add to that Canada’s role on the international stage, and the linkages between Canadian science and policy. Canadian policy makers – and the public – want and need to understand what science is being done, what makes it so interesting, how it might be applicable to us, and where it is headed.

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