Tag Archive: science

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

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

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

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