Forget Rob Ford - Let's Talk About Canadian Science
CALGARY AND TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - After months in the making, a new chapter in Canadian science communication will launch tomorrow, November 22, at the Canadian Science Policy Conference at Toronto's Allstream Centre.
The community-driven Science Borealis blogging network will grow Canada's science communication community, while raising awareness of - and support for - Canadian science. 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, and Science Borealis is now ready to move out of the developer's lab and into the forefront of Canadian science communication.
Join us tomorrow (Friday) 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, find out 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.
The panel, 'Science blogging in Canada: Making use of a valuable resource' will be moderated by Genome Alberta's Mike Spear and feature speakers:
- Rees Kassen, Associate Professor and University Research Chair, University of Ottawa
- Sarah Boon, Associate Professor of Environmental Science, University of Lethbridge
- Kennedy Stewart, Member of Parliament (NDP), Burnaby-Douglas
- David Kent, Research Associate, University of Cambridge, UK
- Lisa Willemse, Director of Communications, Stem Cell Network
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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