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archived - 2019 People's Choice Awards: Canada's Favourite Science Online

Science Writers and Communicators of Canada and Science Borealis are pleased to present the winners and nominees for the 2019 People's Choice Awards: Canada's Favourite Science Online!

Our Favourite Science Online Winner is....

Minding the Brain Podcast

Minding the Brain

We have a winner! Minding the Brain podcast with Jim Davies and Kim Hellemans is the Winner of the SWCC 2019 People's Choice Award for your Favourite Canadian Science Site! Congrats to Minding the Brain, and props to all our nominees. We are proud to call these outstanding Canadian science sites our own.

The full list of nominees are below!

Read through and visit their sites to learn MORE!


Visit our co-hosts: Science Borealis for more details on the Favourite Science Blog WINNER!

Canada's Favourite Science SiteS

Minding the Brain - WINNER

Are you a morning person or a night person? Does social media affect your brain? Does multi-tasking make you more or less efficient? Find out by listening to informative and entertaining podcasts by Jim Davies and Kim Hellemans. Jim, a cognitive scientist, is the Director of the Science of Imagination Lab at Carlton University, and Kim is an award winning instructor, passionate about university teaching.

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The Conversation/La Conversation

The Conversation is an independent source of fact-based information. The site’s news and analysis includes the arts, business, the economy, culture, society, education, the environment, energy, health, medicine, politics, science, and technology. The articles are written by academic experts and experienced journalists. Dedicated to the free flow of information, the site is bilingual, and free to read, download, and republish.

La Conversation est un média en ligne d'information et d'analyse de l'actualité indépendant, qui publie des articles grand public écrits par les chercheurs et les universitaires. Notre équipe de journalistes expérimentés travaille en collaboration avec les universités et les instituts de recherche afin de diffuser leur savoir vers le plus grand nombre.

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Fear of Science

Who says science can’t be funny?

This podcast, created by Daniel Chai and Jeff Porter, brings together experts and comedians for unfiltered discussions about complicated and sometimes controversial science fears.

What is your deepest fear? Spiders? Clowns? Gluten? Even if you don’t conquer your fears, you might get a laugh.

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Sarah Hewitt, Adventure Scientist

Sarah is just as happy searching for wood frogs in Alberta as she is chasing spider monkeys in Belize, or studying the health of sacred forests in Ethiopia. How does she get to do all of that fun stuff? Sarah says she just looks for cool people, doing cool things in cool places. This adventure scientist is a published writer, a photographer, and a neuroscience and physiology professor at Mount Royal University in Calgary.

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Quantum to Cosmos: An Interactive Scale of the Universe

Quantum to Cosmos is the ultimate road trip - a journey through the universe! Zoom out from the subatomic scale to the farthest reaches of the cosmos or explore the menu to choose your next destination! Then, stop along the way to discover images, interactions, and infinite cool facts.

This interactive multimedia experience is an award-winning creation from the Perimeter Institute.

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Canada's Favourite Science BlogS


The Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science and Technology (WWEST) blog fosters a community of diverse and engaged individuals through written features on women & non-binary folks in STEM, funding & resources, professional development opportunities and career advice.

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Code for Canada

Code for Canada is a national nonprofit that helps governments and communities build great digital services. Their blog offers a much-needed perspective on the numerous ways that emerging technologies can be translated to governance and the growth of cities in Canada.

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Ingenium Channel

From astronomy to artifacts and everything in between, Ingenium staff and guest writers explore an array of science topics and provide behind-the-scenes glimpses into Ingenium's three museums — the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum.

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Hot Pop Robot

HotPopRobot aims to bring discussions on Science, Space Exploration, Astronomy, and Technology into our everyday conversation. This blog encourages families, kids and youths to become creators (and not consumers), by undertaking projects on space, robotics, coding, and science.

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My Little Green Foot

My Little Green Foot blog aims to grow science communication by sharing personal stories of scientists and researchers, and sparking insightful conversations about important global issues. It supports innovative scientific research, conservation practices, job and career support, and tips & advice.

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Thank you for showing your favourite Science Sites and Blogs some love. These ten online science providers are a part of our 2019 People's Choice Awards and YOU chose who won!

We’re proud to call these outstanding sites and blogs Canadian. Some of them may already be your favourites, or maybe you’ve never heard of them before. If you check them out, you might just find more online science to love.

Want to nominate your favourite for our 2020 People's Choice Awards?

Keep your eyes peeled next August for a "call for nominations" on either our SWCC website OR the Science Borealis blog. Or visit us @SWC_Can & @ScienceBorealis on Twitter!


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