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Ahead of Budget 2019, the Department of Finance held a consultation period calling for Canadians to respond to a survey and submit feedback on priorities for the next federal budget. E4D participated in this consultation, submitting a call for further investments in research in line with the Fundamental Science Review recommendations along with calls to increase capacity for government science advice and science integrity. 

This blog is a follow-up to our recent post "Vaccination: Protection for You and Me" by guest author Whitney Weigel. 

This is a guest blog post from Farah Qaiser, who is a graduate student at the University of Toronto. As vocal #WomenInSTEM advocates started creating and sharing Wikipedia pages, Farah decided to try out editing Wikipedia too. Read on to find out more about the ongoing global quest to improve the coverage of female and minority scientists on Wikipedia, and how you too can take part in this form of science advocacy at an Edit-A-Thon or from the comfort of your own home.

We’ve reached a dangerous point in time where the answers to “what is true” and “who to trust” dominate the debate on important issues like climate change, vaccines, and immigration. Reality is apparently even debatable for seemingly unimportant issues like crowd sizes and the price of beer in Ontario.