The AlmaMAC 169: The Return of Sawayra Owais! (pt 1)

LISTEN Hi hello, and welcome to the show. Today is a particularly special episode of the AlmaMAC. Actually, it’s probably the most Meta episode of the almaMAC that we’ve ever had. Today I’m joined by the inventor of the AlmaMAC, the once and future host of the AlmaMAC, Sawayra Owais! This is actually a 2-parter, since we have so much to talk about. Today we are going to talk about the show in general – how did Sawayra come up with it? What is the goal of the show? How has it evolved, etc.  As listeners may know, I inherited … Continue reading The AlmaMAC 169: The Return of Sawayra Owais! (pt 1)

Random Walk 29: Cats and Crows with Sabrina Schalz

LISTEN Have you heard about this?  The cat’s meow: Ex-Amazon engineer launches cat speech translation app Ok so first, every headline I found relating to this story made reference to the inventor as an “Ex-Amazon Engineer”… his name is Javier Sanchez. Wouldn’t it be great if scientists and researchers became household names like athletes? Places like France and Germany name streets after their scientists… Just a second, let me hop off my soapbox here. So the idea is that you have this app, and you let it listen to your cat’s meows, and it interprets the tone, pitch, etc, spitting … Continue reading Random Walk 29: Cats and Crows with Sabrina Schalz

Polarization: What does it mean for science communication and decision making? by Sarah Turner

On a late Thursday afternoon in November, I excitedly skimmed through the Canadian Science Policy Conference (CSPC) program, planning out my conference sessions for the following week. My eyes quickly darted to session titles with the words “Mis-information” “Polarization” and “Distrust”. Continue reading Polarization: What does it mean for science communication and decision making? by Sarah Turner

Random Walk 25: The Brain Buzz x SciCan Crossover Episode (pt 2)

LISTEN // WATCH US LISTEN // WATCH THEM And we are back! I’ve been working on getting our Radio and Digital streams all sync’d up, and that took a lot more effort than I thought it would… But we are back! And with two great guests, Kyle and Drake, from the Brain Buzz Podcast!  Kyle and Drake a psychology grad students at the University of British Columbia. When they aren’t working towards graduating, they produce a fantastic podcast where they interview other psychology researchers. This week I talk to them about their research, and next week we are talking about … Continue reading Random Walk 25: The Brain Buzz x SciCan Crossover Episode (pt 2)