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CSWA Science in Society Award Winners!

03 May 2016 9:55 AM | Anonymous

The Canadian Science Writers’ Association is pleased to announce the winners in the annual Science in Society Journalism Awards competition for 2015.

2015 Herb Lampert Science in Society Emerging Journalist Award:

Memory in the Flesh: A radical 1950s scientist suggested memories could survive outside the brain – and he may have been right by Arielle Duhaime-Ross, The Verge, 18 March 2015.



Honourable Mention: What We Can Learn from the World’s Longest Hibernator by Yutaka Dirks, Van Winkle's, 6 October 2015.  


2015 Science in Society Journalism Award:

Getting Smarter by Dan Falk, University of Toronto Magazine, Summer 2015.







Honourable Mention: Behind a vegetative patient's shocking recovery, by Kate Lunau, Maclean’s, 31 December 2015.

2015 Science in Society Communications Award:

Slice of PI by Colin Hunter, Tenille Bonoguore, Liz Goheen, and Maxwell Lantz, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, 2015.



2015 Science in Society Children/ Middle Grades Book Award:

The Queen’s Shadow: A Story About How Animals See by Cybèle Young, Kids Can Press.

2015 Science in Society General Book Award:

Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? by Timothy Caulfield, Penguin Random House Canada.


The Herb Lampert Science in Society Emerging Journalist Award includes a $500 cash prize, and the remaining awards each include a $1000 cash prize. Winners will each be presented with a plaque and their cash prize at an awards dinner held on Saturday evening, 4 June 2016, in conjunction with the CSWA’s 45th annual conference, The Science of Life, at the University of Guelph  2-5 June 2016 in Guelph, Ontario.