Science communication: just as important as science

If you don’t communicate the science, you may as well never have done it. An important responsibility for any scientist is sharing their passion for their work and its relevance to society. This means effectively communicating with other scientists both within and outside their field, but also the general public or the layperson. Why should […]

Are influenza vaccine policies based on good science?

It’s almost flu season and public health departments all over the world are fervently promoting influenza or flu vaccines. Like in the US, the Canadian government recommends the flu vaccine for the entire population over the age of 6 months. However, the majority of Canadians pass on getting a shot. Less than one-third of Canadians […]