Science Borealis plans to feature up to 150 Canadian science blogs
CALGARY AND OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - After months in the making, a
new chapter in Canadian science communication will begin at the
Canadian Science Policy Conference on November 22 in Toronto.
The community-driven Science Borealis blogging network will launch its
new initiative to grow Canada's science communication community, while
raising awareness of - and support for - Canadian science.
The group wants to show the public, the media, and policy makers that
science is being done here in Canada, that it is interesting, that it
is relevant, and help tell the world where Canadian science is heading.
After a group of bloggers started talking about the idea in late 2012,
the not-for-profit organizations Canadian Science Publishing and Genome
Alberta added their support, funding, and time, to make it a reality
and Science Borealis is ready to move out of the lab and into the
forefront of Canadian science communication.
Join us on Friday November 22 from 1:30p - 3:00p at the Allstream Centre
in Toronto for a special panel presentation on science blogging that is
part of CSPC 2013. You'll hear a discussion covering the challenges
facing science blogging in Canada, get a taste for the success stories,
and meet some of Canada's science bloggers. The Science Borealis
members will be easily recognizable by their distinctive t-shirts and
will be pleased to answer your questions.
Visit Science Borealis on the web at http://scienceborealis.ca , follow @ScienceBorealis on Twitter, or check out the #cancomm hashtag on Twitter.
If you can't be on hand for the launch and panel discussion you can
reach out to the heart of the Science Borealis network.
Sarah Boon @snowhydro
Kimberly Moynahan @Kim_Moynahan
Stephanne Taylor @8crayonscience
Pascal Lapointe @paslap
Raymond Nakamura @raymondsbrain
Maryse de la Giroday @frogheart
Jenny Ryan @JRyanCSP
Mary Seligy @seamerry
Mike Spear @mikesgene
Genome Alberta is a publicly funded organization that initiates, funds, and manages
genomics research and partnerships. We were established in 2005 as part
of Alberta's Life Sciences Strategy through an initiative between the
Alberta Government and federally funded Genome Canada. www.genomealberta.ca
Canadian Science Publishing is a not-for-profit publisher dedicated to serving the needs of Canadian
and international researchers, not only by publishing quality
peer-reviewed journals (via NRC Research Press) but also by supporting
the knowledge-sharing activities of scholarly societies and other key
partners through events, awards, and other exchanges. www.nrcresearchpress.com
SOURCE: Genome Alberta
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