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OWN THE SCIENCE

Each day we make many decisions about our health, safety and the environment – from the food we eat and staying cybersafe, to dealing with public health emergencies and fighting climate change. Each month, the Own the Science Podcast will reveal how often little-known public sector science affects every Canadian’s day-to-day life. If you want to better understand the vast network of Canadian organizations working on the science and engineering of your world, this is the podcast for you.

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Invasive Species (Part 3 of 3)
In this episode, we conclude our three-part series on invasive species produced in partnership with the Invasive Species Centre.Our guest reporter Trelle Kolojay tells us about how invasive species can be helped and spread with the help of human accomplices. From our home aquariums to our gardens, there are ways people can work to prevent the spread of destructive species in the wild. In our history of science segment, we'll travel to the year 1890 when the works of William Shakespeare were said to be behind the 200 million invasive starlings we see flying above us today.Don't Let It Loose! – Invasive Species CentreGoldfish – Invasive Species CentreRed-eared slider – Invasive Species CentreThe Shakespearean Tall Tale That Shaped How We See Starlings - The New York Times (nytimes.com)This episode is brought to you by TRUSTMAKERS / ARTISANS DE LA CONFIANCE, providing media and communications training to scientists, experts, and leaders for over two decades.
26:53 15/03/2023
Invasive Species (Part 2 of 3)
In this episode, we continue our three-part series on invasive species produced in partnership with the Invasive Species Centre.We begin with a "coming soon" from 21st Century Pictures. Then our guest reporter Trelle Kolojay tells us about land-based invasive species with the help of experts from the Invasive Species Centre. In our history of science segment, we'll travel to the year 1992 in Burnaby, British Colombia for the first recorded attempt by creatures with long black and white antennae and six bluish-white legs.Don’t dump your bait!The Spongy MothThe Spotted LanternflyReport a sightingThe Sirex WoodwaspThe Asian Longhorned BeetleTRUSTMAKERS Media TrainingTRUSTMAKERS - live media relations and communications training in Canada and around the worldDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.This episode is brought to you by TRUSTMAKERS / ARTISANS DE LA CONFIANCE, providing media and communications training to scientists, experts, and leaders for over two decades.
27:09 01/02/2023
Invasive Species (Part 1 of 3)
In this episode, we begin a three-part series on invasive species produced in partnership with the Invasive Species Centre.We begin with context - the War of the Worlds! Then our guest reporter Trelle Kolojay tells us about water-based invasive species with the help of experts from the Invasive Species Centre. In our history of science segment, we'll travel to the recent past and previous centuries to tell the story of two special little goldfish.Zebra & Quagga MusselsAsian CarpsThe Sea LampreyGoldfishOntario's feral goldfish population is exploding and climate change may be to blame | CBC NewsTRUSTMAKERS Media TrainingTRUSTMAKERS - live media relations and communications training in Canada and around the worldDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.This episode is brought to you by TRUSTMAKERS / ARTISANS DE LA CONFIANCE, providing media and communications training to scientists, experts, and leaders for over two decades.
28:21 19/12/2022
Clear, critical thinking (part two)
Information pollution, conspiracy theories and an airliner that runs out of gas mid-flight.  Part two of our interview with Dr. Christopher DiCarlo on clear, critical thinking.Dr. Christopher DiCarloDr. Christopher DiCarlo The Gimli GliderGimli Glider Exhibit Canadian Airlines Flight 143 (hawaii.edu)Gimli Glider - Wikipedia This episode is brought to you by TRUSTMAKERS / ARTISANS DE LA CONFIANCE, providing media and communications training to scientists, experts, and leaders for over two decades.
23:52 25/07/2022
Clear, critical thinking
12,000-year-old footprints, the war in Ukraine, anti-vaxers and the Halifax explosion. Part one of our interview with Dr. Christopher DiCarlo on clear, critical thinking.Footprints in volcanic ash:Africa’s biggest collection of ancient human footprints was found | Science NewsDr. Christopher DiCarloDr. Christopher DiCarloThe Halifax ExplosionThe chemistry of the Halifax Explosion (YouTube)The Canadian Encyclopedia: The Halifax ExplosionThe Maritime Museum of the Atlantic: The Halifax ExplosionTRUSTMAKERS Media TrainingTRUSTMAKERS - live media relations and communications training in Canada and around the worldTRUSTMAKERS Media TrainingTRUSTMAKERS - live media relations and communications training in Canada and around the worldDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.This episode is brought to you by TRUSTMAKERS / ARTISANS DE LA CONFIANCE, providing media and communications training to scientists, experts, and leaders for over two decades.
33:49 31/05/2022
Canada's Permafrost and Over 15 Minutes of Missing Time
In this episode we talk about permafrost and climate change with Peter Morse of the Geological Survey of CanadaPeter MORSE | Research Scientist | Doctor of Philosophy | Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa | NRCan | Geological Survey of Canada (researchgate.net)Peter Morse (@PeterfrostMorse) / TwitterIn our History of Canadian Science segment we talk about a strange case of missing time, the day in the 1880s when the City of Toronto instantly lost 17 minutes.  Historicist: The Noiseless Revolution (torontoist.com)OTD: Province of Canada issues world's pictorial stamp - Canadian Stamp NewsInvention of Standard Time | The Canadian EncyclopediaSir Sandford Fleming | The Canadian EncyclopediaTRUSTMAKERS Media TrainingTRUSTMAKERS - live media relations and communications training in Canada and around the worldDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.This episode is brought to you by TRUSTMAKERS / ARTISANS DE LA CONFIANCE, providing media and communications training to scientists, experts, and leaders for over two decades.
31:07 22/01/2022
AI's Take Up Farming
What if AIs were not evil masterminds bent on subjugating the human race? What if they are our secret weapon in facing the challenges of a rapidly changing planet? What if they can help us better respond to the climate emergency, be more efficient in how we manage our natural resources and help us produce the food we need? Our premier episode! TRUSTMAKERS Media TrainingTRUSTMAKERS - live media relations and communications training in Canada and around the worldDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.This episode is brought to you by TRUSTMAKERS / ARTISANS DE LA CONFIANCE, providing media and communications training to scientists, experts, and leaders for over two decades.
35:55 05/11/2021