I know we are all too busy but sometimes you need a break. I’ve been unwell and spending a lot of mental energy on all the things that I wasn’t getting done. My wonderful husband set up a weekend in a small town on Vancouver Island. Taking a break helped me relax, reflect, and re-focus […]
More students writing about scientists! Not only do they get to learn about some cool science, they get to think about how communication can impact the take away message. Over half the students in our program are girls and yet our ‘wall of scientists photos are predominantly men. The students could write about either gender […]
Love the majesty of these animals. This was taken during our trip to South Africa in June 2013. View on 500px image site.
I love the chinstrap penguins (Pygoscelis antarctica). I took this photo at one of the weather stations in Antarctica. I love how the black chin line makes them look like they are smiling all the time. And the strut! They look like they don’t have a care in the world, even though sea lions weren’t […]
I like curling and I like science. In 2012, I saw the chance to talk about both of them in a ScienceOnline session with fellow Canadian Marie-Claire Shanahan. How did these two disparate things fit together? Both science and curling can seem boring or confusing if you don’t know the language or the process.
The last few days have been extra-rushed so I started dreaming about relaxing on a beach. Maybe instead of rushing to meetings, I could take a slow, relaxing trip on a long-tail boat from one beach to another. It feels like this week is a bit of a motorboat week (seen in back). I hope that […]
I love that people want scientific explanations for how to improve their health. But in the realm of alternative health, the science is often cherry-picked and applied incorrectly – despite sounding impressive, the explanations are often misinterpretations of the scientific principles and collapse when subjected to scrutiny. On a positive note, the attempts to use […]