For better science trained journalists

By Joël Leblanc Science journalist, president of the Association des communicateurs scientifiques du Québec Le Devoir, January 31st, 2022 Science journalism is like music: you have to learn it if you want to play it. It would never occur to anyone to join a professional orchestra by improvising as a flutist or bass player. Francine […]

The limits of “THE” science of public health

By Yves Gingras Historian and sociologist of science, UQAM Le Devoir, January 17th, 2022 The announcement of Horacio Arruda’s resignation as Quebec’s National Director of Public Health provides an opportunity to revisit the many criticisms of “THE” science to highlight alleged mistakes made at various times over the past two years. While it is to […]

The coronavirus and freedom of expression

The following letter from a Vancouver lawyer representing a nurse facing discipline after speaking publically about regulations under the public health mandate to fight Sars-Cov-2 was discussed among members of the NEP board. We affirm the right to freedom of speech and assembly, and no employee should face discipline for voicing views contrary to those […]

Defending science from within

In this article a chemist defends science from “political correctness” and “cancel culture” from people claiming to be in favour of social justice. She draws parallels between her history of becoming a scientist in the old Soviet Union and current Woke attacks on scientists and science in the West: The Peril of Politicizing Science (usc.edu)