What inspired this blog?

We’ve all heard the saying, “things don’t always turn out the way you’d expect.” My university undergraduate experience, as is the case with most, was a very narrow focused one, separate from a… Continue reading

The bird of many names

By Kaeli Swift Camp robber. Whiskeyjack. Canada jay. Gray jay.  I know of no other bird that goes by as many names as the Canada jay.  In fact, it has so many names… Continue reading

Exploring great apes’ social attention with Harvard PhD student Laura Lewis

  The Hominidae family, whose members are known as the great apes, are a taxonomic family of primates that includes the bonobo, chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan and humans. The great apes are our closest living relatives and are well-known for… Continue reading

Decolonizing Conservation: A Reading List

By Sara Cannon On Twitter recently, I shared a resource I’ve been working on, a reading list about decolonizing conservation, and I was delighted that many people found it useful. It is now the most… Continue reading

The French Higher Education System from a Foreigners POV

Life as a graduate student in France can be tricky, especially if you’re new to the French higher education system. If you can get past the French bureaucracy and almost non-existent customer service,… Continue reading

Building real estate for cavity dwellers

By Sarah Ludlow The number of tree cavities are often limited on the landscape, but there are many different species that require cavities for their home (such as squirrels, bats and birds). As… Continue reading

Batgirl, Cylita Guy, talks science and education

Summer is a special time for me, but not for the reasons you might think.  As the world’s only flying mammal takes to the skies, I feel an excitement as I watch them… Continue reading

Top 5 Challenges for our Oceans in 2018

By David Evans When you think of the ocean, you probably immediately conjure an image of a sandy beaches, warm salt water, sunshine, coral reefs, or diverse marine life. But our oceans’ health… Continue reading

Science Communication: So many species, so many ways to study them

By Rosemary Mosco I have the best job in the world. I encourage people to get excited about nature. I’m a science communicator — someone who bridges the gap between scientists, the media… Continue reading

Ten tips for finding a job in conservation

By Dan Kraus There’s a lot I love about my job at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). Working on endangered species, landscape planning and protecting some of Canada’s most important habitats is… Continue reading