It’s been a few weeks since I’ve blogged here, but it’s not as though I’m not blogging at all. In fact, most of my posts lately have been appearing on the Canadian Science Publishing blog. Thanks to CSP for letting me share some ideas on science and society, and science culture.
In case you’ve missed it, I have a series of posts at CSP on Women in Science. For this series, I’ve been interviewing a number of women on their personal experiences as women in science, and seeing some common threads emerge around fieldwork, having children, and advice to girls who want to get into science. So far, I’ve interviewed the following women:
- Dr. Andrea Kirkwood, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
- Catherine Anderson, PhD, UBC and ScienceWorld
- Carolyn Relf, PhD, Yukon Geological Survey
- Gwen Bridge, MSc, Independent consultant
Stay tuned for more in the women-in-science series, including a paleontologist and a peatland researcher!
Last week I attended the Geological Society of America Meeting in Vancouver, and spread the word on Science Borealis and Canadian Science Publishing. I was able to put faces to names of several Twitter friends, and to connect with the Association of Earth Science Editors, Geoscience BC, the European Geosciences Union, and several other people/organizations from the US and Canada who are working on science outreach. Some of my posts from the meeting include:
- A preview of the meeting
- Live tweets from three sessions, Storified with commentary
- An interview with Canadian Journal of Earth Science Associate Editor (and GSA attendee), Randy Enkin
- A look at the future of geosciences based on my experience at the conference.
For more from the meeting, see the GSA’s news page where they’ve collated excellent content from a range of science writers and bloggers.
Of course I can’t forget Science Borealis – my co-editor and I had an Earth & Environmental Science post a few weeks ago about the hubbub around Canada being a world leader in deforestation.
And for those of you wondering about the Cowichan River, check out this plot:
We’ve had a lot of rain over the past few weeks, which has brought river flows up and water temperatures down. Now it actually looks like a river again (you’ll have to take my word for it, as I didn’t have my camera when we were down there yesterday).