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It’s as important as ever for microbiologists to engage with the public

For me, allowing people to understand science is a fundamental aspect of being a scientist. New knowledge is gained via scientific study, and it is our job to share that knowledge: the main route of which has been through peer-reviewed journals. 442 more words


Student blogging

I don’t get many readers, but some people do find my blog and that has led to over 70k views for the past few years. I’m quite pleased with that, and it gives me the encouragement to carry on through the dry spells. 316 more words


The Burke-Gaffney Observatory - Cosmoboy's unveiling speech

Ecogirl suggested that I post my speech from the press conference – so here it is!

“Thank you everyone for being here for this celebration! 714 more words


Record of the Week (Week of 3rd November 2014)

After a bit of a hiatus, I return with what’s going to be a bit shorter (from now on) ‘Record of the Week’ where I summarize some of the articles related to the issues of science, technology and society that caught my attention during the past week. 196 more words

Science Communication

The "All New!" Burke-Gaffney Observatory

Over the past 18 months Cosmoboy has been honoured to be a part of the Burke-Gaffney Observatory renovations at Saint Mary’s University. Built in 1972 to honour Father Burke-Gaffney, it has become an icon of the Saint Mary’s campus. 771 more words


Interview with a Scientist: BIA Fellow Jessi Turner

If there is one segment of society that is often misunderstood, it is people who work in science fields. Public perception of scientists tends to lean towards lab coats, crazy hair and beakers full of chemicals, … 1,310 more words

Environmental Education

Sweat The Small Stuff

Let’s talk about science! Literally, here I am talking about science, the quantum world, scientists, and answering audience questions from a kindly bunch at Pint of Science… 15 more words