CALGARY/OTTAWA, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - This week the Science Borealis
team celebrated the addition of the 100th blog to its roster of Canadian science blog sites! As was recently
noted in the Council of Canadian Academies report on Science Culture, science blogging in Canada is a rapidly growing means of science
communication. Our digital milestone is one of many initiatives that
are bringing to fruition the vision of a rich Canadian online science
The honour of being syndicated as the 100th blog goes to Spider Bytes, by Catherine Scott, an MSc student at Simon Fraser University in
Burnaby, British Columbia. Catherine will receive a highly sought after
Science Borealis t-shirt in honour of this milestone!
Since launching in late November of 2013, the Science Borealis site at http://ScienceBorealis.ca has welcomed bloggers from physics to health, from science art to
science policy, and more.
Some of our popular blogs are Malcolm Campbell's Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast, including his weekly roundup of top science stories from around the
web; Sketchy Science, which provides illustrative cartoons on key science topics; the group
blog Sci/Why with science for kids; Science Policy Exchange on Canadian science policy; Plain Language Science on science communication; and Companion Animal Psychology which covers the science of people's relationships with their pets.
More recent additions to the Science Borealis blog feed include: Agile Geoscience by Matt Hall, Le nez en l'air by Jean Pierre Urbain, Musings of a Clumsy Paleontologist by Liz Martin-Silverstone, and Science Menu by Nick Dragojlovic.
"Blogs come and go, and blog networks often struggle to find their voice
and keep content original, fresh, and exciting. Science Borealis,
despite its young age, is already surpassing expectations." says Chris
Buddle, an early adopter who blogs at Anthropod Ecology and Expiscor.
Built on the principles of curiosity, engagement, and collaboration,
Science Borealis is a community-driven effort that has welcomed members
and supporters who share a commitment to respect and encourage science
communication in Canada.
With a one-year anniversary on the way in November, Science Borealis has
celebration activities in store and a renewed vision and focus for the
future. Stay tuned!
SOURCE: Genome Alberta
For further information:
Mike Spear, Genome Alberta, MSpear@genomealberta.ca
Jenny Ryan, Canadian Science Publishing, firstname.lastname@example.org