The Votes are In for Canada’s Favourite Blogs!
Science Borealis released the results of the 2018 People’s Choice Awards: Canada’s Favourite Science Online! competition this earlier week and the Canadian Mountain Network (CMN) blog is so proud to announce that CMN was voted as one of the three finalists – even better we discovered we came in second place to the amazing Stephen B. Heard’s blog Scientist Sees Squirrel! We have been so honoured to have been nominated with the other finalists for 2018 People’s Choice Awards: Canada’s Favourite Science Online Blog! The support we received is incredible, thank you!
If you have not checked out the other Science Borealis nominees, you definitely want to check them out and support these great Canadian science bloggers.
Thank you again to everyone who voted for the amazing support!
Scientist Sees Squirrel – Stephen B. Heard
I’m an evolutionary ecologist and entomologist at the University of New Brunswick. Most of my current research has to do with plant-insect interactions and with the evolution of new biodiversity. But when I’m not doing research, I think about a lot of quasirandom things. I blog about some of them here.
Agile Scientific – Matt Hall, Evan Bianco, Diego Castañeda, Robert Leckenby, Kara Turner, Tracey Lothian
A bioscience and technology blog with a string focus on geophysics and geosciences, Agile also organizes hackathons, teaches coding for geoscientists and engineers, and promotes open discussion about pressing topics in science and industry.
Palaeocast – Dave Marshall, Joe Keating, Laura Soul, Liz Martin-Silverstone, Caitlin Colleary, Tom Merrick-Fletcher
The Palaeocast blog is where we let palaeontologists around the world tell their own stories in their own voice. Palaeocast is a free web series exploring the fossil record and the evolution of life on earth.
Birds In Mud – Lisa Buckley
I am a vertebrate paleontologist who specializes in the study of the tracks and traces of Mesozoic animals, specifically Cretaceous-age (145 million years ago to 66 million years ago) dinosaurs and birds!
Obesity Panacea – Peter Janiszewski and Travis Saunders
Obesity Panacea educates people about the science (or lack thereof) behind popular weight loss products, and has grown to include discussions of the latest news and research regarding obesity, nutrition and physical activity.
The Boreal Beetle – Dezene Huber
Insect Ecology Lab at the University of Northern British Columbia blogging about ecology, entomology, and life.
Spiderbytes – Catherine Scott
This is a blog about spiders (and probably occasionally some other stuff, too)! The idea is that each post will feature accumulations of cool bits of information (‘bytes’) about spiders: spiderbytes. By the way, spiders (usually) do NOT bite, and one of my dreams (for this blog, and in life) is to shift perceptions about spiders from fearsome, aggressive, disgusting etc., to amazing, beautiful, sophisticated, charming, fascinating, elegant, resourceful, mysterious, and many more adjectives that could be used to describe these awesome arthropods!
Jasmine Janes – Jasmine Janes
I am an Assistant Professor in Plant Ecology/Genetics at Vancouver Island University. I teach units including Plant Ecology, Conservation Biology, Terrestrial Ecosystems and Computing for Biologists. I currently work and collaborate on projects ranging from genomics of eucalypts and mountain pine beetle, to speciation mechanisms in Stellaria, to dietary metagenomics in Vancouver Island Marmot.