We have a winner! it was a very close race but one site edged out the others to win the People's Choice Award for Canada's Favourite Science Site! Did you vote for the winner? Check out our almost-live video announcement. Congratulations to Canada's Fave Science Site! And thanks to everyone who participated. We're letting the world know that Canada has Science!
The Winner for Favourite Blog will be announced on November 2nd. Stay tuned! #CdnSciFav
Finalists for Favourite Canadian Science Site:
Let’s Talk Science
Let's Talk Science’s activities include a national, community-based outreach program that connects educators and youth with volunteers who deliver a wide variety of meaningful science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities for children as young as three years old and youth up to Grade 12. They are passionate about young Canadians developing their full potential and realizing how important STEM is on so many career paths. Whatever the career choice, STEM skills are also practical for the kind of problem solving and creative thinking that enhances everyday living. Win win.
Let’s Talk Science by the Numbers 2016:
260,000 children and youth reached by outreach programs
55,000 hours donated by 3,500 volunteers in outreach programs
5,900 hands-on/minds-on activities delivered
2,600 educators who partnered with programs
491 unique communities visited
To find out about what else Let’s Talk Science does, visit their website:
http://www.letstalkscience.ca/ or check them out on Twitter:@LetsTalkScience
Nature Conservancy Canada
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is our leading national land conservation organization. They envision a Canada that conserves nature in all its diversity, safeguards the lands and waters that sustain life. NCC’s purpose is to leave a legacy of unspoiled natural habitats and biological diversity across all regions of Canada for the benefit of future generations. NCC hosts nature days with fun, hands-on activities and lessons for young nature lovers. The website features fact-based information for a variety of nature lovers, whether their interest is in the environment, the splendor and diversity of a variety of ecosystems, or even just eco-friendly gardening. NCC’s blog, Land Lines, offers thought-provoking reads about research and discoveries in the conservation field.
Nature Conservancy of Canada by the Numbers 2016:
1,100,000 hectares conserved across Canada from coast to coast
20,000 days of conservation since August 30, 1962
2,650 volunteers for NCC’s conservation volunteers program
253 conservation projects to which volunteers contributed
201 species at-risk for which NCC has protected habitat
To learn more about The Nature Conservancy of Canada’s work, visit their website:
Le magazine scientifique québécois depuis 1962. This popular, award winning, French language magazine recently won another Canadian Magazine Award in the Science, Business, and Politics category. With the latest news, views, and an engaging page for children and youth, Quebec Science delivers science and technology from a fact-based, informed perspective. The magazine’s staying power speaks to its high editorial standards, quality journalism, and ability to report the issues and stories that are not only relevant today, but also shape our future.
Québec Science by the Numbers:
20,000+ days in publication
90 Canadian Magazine Awards
30 Grand Prix Awards
24 free downloads a year for academic enrichment in high schools
8 issues per year
Finalists for Favourite Canadian Science Blog:
Body of Evidence
Based in Montreal, the Body of Evidence is a remarkable online resource that explores health science through its blog, podcast, and videos. Hosts Dr. Christopher Lamos and Jonathan Jarry have solid, relevant scientific backgrounds, which they apply with a sense of humour in a variety of media. Such clear and insightful science communication seems especially important in health sciences, where pseudoscience is rife and prevailing notions within credible research turn over often. They not only discuss breaking news but also address flawed beliefs about health and science, based on reason and evidence. Every body should check out Body of Evidence.
Art the Science Blog
Art the Science is a nonprofit organization that keeps SciArt, and their creators, in focus. Aside from highlighting Canadian work in their Polyfield Gallery and organizing artist residencies in science research laboratories, they maintain a blog that features interviews with accomplished, self-identifying scientists and artists from all over the world. These art-science works redefine the boundaries of each field and illuminate the importance of these interdisciplinary collaborations. The blog’s post gallery engages curiosity and challenges preconceptions with a mosaic of SciArt that prove their innovation and novelty. Art the Science was nominated because it appreciates beauty in scientific form and explores the knowledge behind it.
Companion Animal Psychology
Companion Animal Psychology is run by blogger Zazie Todd from Vancouver. Her goal is to “to explore the ways science can help make our relationship with pets even better.” Every week, Todd publishes a post about our relationship with our pets. Some posts decode new journal articlesabout how pets behave or how they’ve evolved from earlier ancestors. Other posts provide practical tips on things like reducing stress at the vet,socializing your puppy, or training your pet. She also shares posts about how our pets learn, and their favourite ways of interacting with humans. She also hosts a book club for people interested in diving deeper into the world of companion animals. Not only does Todd share tips and tricks of training, cognition, and exercise on her blog – she’s also been published in Pacific Standard, and was nominated three times in the 2016 Dog Writer’s Association Awards. We are excited that Companion Animal Psychology is one of our top three blogs!