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Despite being privileged enough to have received a good education and having access to many opportunities, I recently suffered a severe case of imposter syndrome.

It was a bleak Thursday, the temperature teetering around zero, the weather seeming to mirror my anxiety. I...

May 6, 2019

When I started my career in science outreach at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria, I was a student. While doing public presentations people would often be curious about my work and ask if I was an astronomy student. This seemed normal to me until I fin...

April 19, 2019

In such a digital-age, video is a major source of information and particularly important for youth who live in rural regions who may not have access to visible female role models in their community. Based on this knowledge, Techsploration, a Nova Scotia-based not-for-p...

April 19, 2019

Science Odyssey 2019 is right around the corner! The 16-day national science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) celebration will take place from May 4-19, 2019.  

Successful 2018

Thanks to partners like you, the 2018 edition was remarkably successful....

February 20, 2019

In an earlier blog, the sustainable development goals developed by UNESCO were discussed and have since become the focus of the STAN Conference 2019 on March 28. Over the last 6 months I have been involved in the development of research proposals which examine the sust...

Background

Current estimates are that Canadian children and youth perform 100,000 science fair projects annually, with approximately 500 selected to attend the national fair (Canadian Wide Science Fair - CWSF). Although of indisputable value, the overwhelming majority o...

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