Entries by Dorota Paczesniak

Crastina Column, Sep–Oct 2017: Can a simple card game help us see things from ”the other’s” point of view?

Can a simple card game reveal hidden aspects of culture and demonstrate how biased we are when meeting people from different backgrounds? ”Indeed!” says the experience from the Graduate Professional Skills Certificate program (module: Thinking Critically) at the University of Saskatchewan. Here, the teachers Wenona Partridge and Trisha Dowling use the Barnga game as a […]

Science Gingerbread competition

We at Crastina feel that gingerbread have a great, but largely unutilized potential as a science communication medium. Now we can change that together: let’s have a Science Gingerbread competition! So, here is your assignment: Cut and decorate your gingerbread cookies to illustrate a scientific phenomenon or process. Send us a photo with a short description […]

Communicating Cannabis science in a women’s professional network

Science communication, Cannabis and feminism. These three seemingly unrelated phenomena are joined together by Dr. Daniela Vergara, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a director of the Agricultural Genomics Foundation. Daniela’s research aims to understand the genomic diversity and evolution in the plants of genus Cannabis. These plants have been utilized […]