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Science Link is the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Science Writers' Association. It contains feature articles, listings of upcoming events, member news and other information about science and science journalism - in Canada and the world.

Over the last few issues, we've decided to focus on a specific theme. From beats like space and forestry, to science writing for specific audiences such as kids, to issues in science writing (ethics, learning, research), we hope our new format is both fun and useful.

I invite you to read some of our most recent issues in print or below and e-mail us with any ideas or thoughts you have on past, present, or future issues.

Peter McMahon,
editor/webmaster
Science Link
editor@sciencewriters.ca


November 2005
(Volume 25, Number 4)

The Teaching and Learning issue
Peter Calamai on the Seven Sins Of Science Writers, New science communications programs at Laurentian University, Science North, and the Banff Centre PLUS: Kathryn O'Hara on the need for science journalism in universities

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June 2005January 2005 issue
(Volume 25, Number 3)

Science In The Rockies (Jasper Conference Issue)
A president’s farewell, Stargazing in the Rockies, neuroArm, Forestry research from Canada to China, Seeing the forest and the trees PLUS: Preview of an evening with dinosaur hunter Phil Currie... and more

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April 2005January 2005 issue
(Volume 25, Number 2)

Science Writing For Kids theme issue
Superman Slam Dunk, by Bob McDonald
Finding the formula for supercharged science programming
Writing for science centres, by Alan Nursall
Making science books sizzle for kids
Husband and wife team up to make science fun for children
... and more

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January 2005
(Volume 25, Number 1)

Contents:
The Ethics Issue: Risky business
Anatomy of a hoax
Flirting with fabrication
Web guide
World Conference: A look back
Call for nominations
... and more

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January 2005 issue

September 2004
(Volume 24, Number 3)

Contents:
Taking Stock of Science Writing on an International Scale
Reporting on Technologies in a High-Tech Country
Innovative Ways to Fund Science Writing Associations
Covering Science in the Developing World
Finding Love in a Beam of Light
Mixing Many Ways of Knowing
A Short History of Science Communication
In Seach of the Meaning of Science Writing
Reports from the 2004 CSWA Conference
... and much more!

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September 2004 issue

May 2004
(Volume 24, Number 2)

Contents:
Believe it or Not, Water is a Science Story
Blue Planets
The Little Substance That Could
Surface and Groundwater
Our Great Lakes - Rising to the Challenge
Canada's Pioneer Environmental Engineers and Scientists
No Longer Just Three Atoms
WWWeb Guide
... and much more!

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May 2004 issue

February 2004
(Volume 24, Number 1)

Contents:
My Tale of Two Cultures on Mars
Dawn of a New Space Age?
Covering the Cosmos
Space for the Masses
Frontiers of Research
Solving the Water Crisis
Founding Member Profile: Marilyn Dunlop
Canadian Science Gains the Prime Minister's Ear
... and much more!

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February 2004 issue

November 2003
(Volume 23, Number 4)

Contents:
Water Crisis Forseen on Prairies
Year of Mars
New Horizons for Science Journalists
Making Sense of Scientists
Going Green in Autumn
The Art of Bringing Science to Fiction
Communicating Health Information
Shedding Light on Canadian Science
... and much more!

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November 2003 issue

September 2003
(Volume 23, Number 3)

Contents:
Waking up to Science
H2Oh/H2eau
Popular, yes - but is it science?
The Chemists vs. the Journalists
Three Simple Rules for Science Promotion
Saskatoon's Synchotron
What you don't know can help you
Covering science for student newspapers
... and much more!

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September 2003 issue

May 2003
(Volume 23, Number 2)

Contents:
Science at the Speed of Light
2002 Journalism Award Winners
Science Writer's Battle
Research Insitutes in Saskatoon
Dumbing Down for TV
Industry & Cancer Research
A Common Language
... and much more!

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May 2003 issue

March 2003
(Volume 23, Number 1)

Contents:
Canada's First Synchrotron Highlight of Conference
Book Awards Short List
CSWA Member Spotlight: Joan Hollobon
WWWhat's Hot
Theory of Sexual Selection
Career Paths
New Members
... and much more!

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March 2003 issue

January 2003
(Volume 22, Number 2)

Contents:
Set Your Sights on Saskatoon
Prez's Address in Brazil
Need Sources? Got to Go USA
Web Guide
Cancer and Chemicals: A Tough Correlation
... and much more!

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January 2003 issue

May 2002
(Volume 22, Number 1)

Contents:
In Pursuit of a Career as a Science Journalist
Graduate Studies in Biomedical Writing
The Science Writer and the Bomb
Science Surfing Safari
Struggling with Biology and Human Identity
Water Safety and Arsenic

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May 2002 issue

December 2001/January 2002
(Volume 21, Number 4)

Contents:
Oxford Inspires
Towards a Science Journalism Career
Anniversary Reflections
Canadian Light Source
Structural Engineering
ISS Red Alert
Member News

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January 2002 issue

October 2001
(Volume 21, Number 3)

Contents:
Sex on the Brain
Mend a Broken Heart
Forest Facts
Undersea Oases
Life in Limbo
Earth Day Folly

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October 2001 issue



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