Category Archive: Science & Nature

Can Citizen Science be Unethical?

What is citizen science? Citizen science has many definitions, but simply put, it is the collection of data to aid in research collaborations between scientists and volunteers (citizen scientists) to increase opportunities for scientific… Continue reading

Banding together to protect birds

By Sarah Ludlow In a previous blog post on the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s blog, Land Lines, I discussed how scientists determine long-term trends in bird populations through annual monitoring. Those estimates provide valuable information… Continue reading

Giving a voice to the little guys: Raechel Bonomo

The field of science allows for many different career paths, including academia, policy, and research and development. For Raechel Bonomo, it is being a writer, a communicator of science, research and the environment.… Continue reading

Internal parasites and the conservation of birds

By Chelsea Enslow Most people, especially Canadians, know how annoying being swarmed by mosquitoes in the early summer can be. There is nothing quite like braving clouds of host-seeking insects while exploring our… Continue reading

Dr. Bryan Koivisto: Discovering Success through Failure

For most people, there is usually a moment or a confluence of events occurring early in life that becomes hardwired into their subconscious, which then funnels them toward a particular path in life.… Continue reading

March for Science: The Revolution Will Be Quantified

  I celebrated Earth Day by taking part in the March for Science in Toronto, joining over 500 other marches around the world. I was proud to see so many people turn out for… Continue reading

What I Learned From a Group of Undergrad Science Students

I was recently asked to sit on a panel at Ryerson University for the RySciMatch program geared towards undergraduate science students. There were five other panelists, all from varying backgrounds with quite interesting personal stories… Continue reading

Something’s Fishy: Somewhere over the rainbow

By Raechel Bonomo The Rainbow Fish (Illustration by Marcus Pfister) It’s no surprise that my favourite childhood book to cuddle up with my mom to read before bed was The Rainbow Fish, by Swiss author and illustrator Marcus Pfister.… Continue reading

Going Green this St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Traditionally, St. Patrick’s Day is a day when a lot of people go “green”, however for our friends south of the border, green no longer seems to be a… Continue reading

The Guppy Project: Studying fish in Trinidad

A few years ago I had the opportunity to work as a field technician in Trinidad studying guppies for The Guppy Project. Guppies don’t sound too interesting to most, but they are an… Continue reading