With federal elections on the horizon, a number of organisations work together to encourage scientists and the public alike to #VoteScience.
On Wednesday, March 6 2019, Ontario Genomics hosted their annual Canada SynBio conference at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, Canada. University of Toronto PhD candidate Louis Ho shares his thoughts on the proceedings.
RCIScience was sad to learn of the passing of Peter Calamai, 2007 Fleming Medal winner. Peter was recognized with this award for his contributions to public understanding of science in Canada as the National science writer for the Toronto Star.
Penny Park, 2014 Fleming Medal Winner passes away. We remember Penny as a friend and adviser to the RCIScience Program Committee. She made vital contributions to science journalism in Canada. In her words, “Media abhors a vacuum, and when experts are not readily available, that vacuum can be filled with unreliable information.” She tried to fill that vacuum through all of her work, but especially with the Science Media Centre of Canada.
RCIScience awards the 2018 Science Scholarship to Reema Bhardwaj. This awards helps a student who might not otherwise be able to attend a University science program.
The Royal Canadian Institute for Science (RCIScience) is delighted to welcome Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, as our Honorary Patron.
As Canada’s longest-running public, scientific society, RCIScience applauded Her Excellency’s appointment to the role of Governor General.
Bryan Koivisto, Director of Ryerson University’s Science Discovery Zone and chair of RCIScience’s panel ‘Back to the Future: Yesterday’s Research brings Tomorrow’s Innovations’ shares his thoughts on innovating academia.
Why study climate change in Canadian lakes? Canada has about 3-7 million lakes which account for about 20% of the world’s freshwater. These lakes are a non-renewable resource that contains potable water as well as food sources. Additionally, they are economically, socially and culturally significant resources.