Science labs have a tradition of masculinist values (individualist genius, mastery over nature) & assumed access to Indigenous Land for (“benevolent”) research, which means we end up using science against science to do feminist & anti-colonial work.
Here’s why treating plastics as one kind of thing in science and activism isn’t useful and can even cause harm.…
Share your BabyLegs stories! We’re looking for your stories of using BabyLegs as part of a new campaign to highlight how people have used the trawl in their own environments.
Are you a beneficiary of Nunatsiavut or NunatuKavut? Are you interested in science? Are you looking for a summer job?…
Since January, CLEAR has hosted Iwalaye (Ayo) Oladimeji, a PhD student from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. She…
In science, some decisions and behaviour are valued, reproduced, and others are harder to do. Some forms of knowledge flourish. Others don’t. Let’s talk about that.
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship to examine labour, fisheries and coastal communities, with a focus on recruitment, training and retention in fisheries. This is a two year position, at $49, 000/year (plus benefits), and includes access to additional funding for field research and conference-related travel.
Applications are invited for a master’s fellowship studying gender and fisheries, with a special focus on dynamics of recruitment, training and retention.
By Alex Bond, with Max Liboiron Science is supposed to be detached, objective, and disinterested. It’s supposed to mimic what…
Students at the Polish-Japanese Academy of IT in Warsaw (Poland) created a suite of manuals for building BabyLegs.
CLEAR, an anti-colonial and feminist marine science research lab based at Memorial University (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada), is recruiting a…
If you hunt or fish around Lake Melville, please consider donating guts and organ tissues to a project monitoring methylmercury in wild food.
We’re looking to hire a beneficiary of Nunatsiavut from one of the Inuit communities in Labrador to work on a…
The Duke University Program in Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies invites applications for a residential postdoctoral fellow in Feminist Environmental Studies for the 2018-2019 year.
We do trainings with NGO and community-based organizations.
We’d love to hear from you!
This guide will walk you through how to remove and process plastics from surface trawls.
This guide will walk you through how to remove the guts from a fish and analyse them for plastics.
CLEAR is a feminist and anti-colonial laboratory. But what does that mean?
CLEAR has an ongoing commitment to monitor plastic contaminants in fish caught for food in Newfoundland and Labrador. These are the newest results for cod, capelin, and Atlantic salmon in Newfoundland.
Saturno is studying the relationships between fishing gear nylon shed during the fishing process and the presence of this plastic in the fisheries food web.
CLEAR and Let’s Talk Science have created guides on how to build and use marine plastic research devices in classrooms from grade 7-12.
Scientists believe that plastics are moving from the ocean around Newfoundland, Canada, to the coasts of Scotland. You can create scientific data by collecting and logging data when you find the kind of fishing tags shown here.
Colonialism in Canada is an ongoing structure whereby settler society and government assert sovereignty over lands already occupied by Indigenous peoples. This includes disrupting and exterminating Indigenous life, values, and self-determination, as well as disruption of established relationships between bodies, lands, waters, airs, plants, animals and other beings.
The new article, “Ten Strategies to Reduce Gender Inequality at Scientific Conferences,” is based on a working group at the International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) 2016. It is co-authored by Director of CLEAR, Dr. Max Liboiron.
In the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, methylmercury is a contaminant of growing concern. As plastics attract heavy metals, we look at the relationship between them, and whether there is a possibility for using citizen science to monitor the contaminant.
We want to hear from you! We have a survey to see how people are building, using, and improving the technologies and protocols we make public.
The “Lives and Afterlives of Plastic” is an online conference conceived of as a forum to facilitate and an interdisciplinary dialogue on the social and environmental issues that surround plastic. CLEAR has several papers in the conference, including our own panel:
This 20-minute video offers an overview of the tools, practices, and ethics that underpin our feminist science.
When we design scientific instruments, we think of about users that are scientists with degrees in well-funded institutions, but also rural Newfoundlanders, who also have research questions and a right to answer them. To this end, we have several guidelines for how we design and build our tools.
The main place where people notice feminism-at-work when they join our lab is in how we run our weekly lab meetings. Here are some resources on how we do it.
Thank you for your interest in joining CLEAR!
We are holding this open public meeting to share findings on plastics in food cod, and receive feedback from attendees on how we might proceed in the future. Everyone is welcome!
We are holding this open public meeting to share this year’s findings, receive feedback from attendees on how we might proceed in the future, and discuss concerns around plastic pollution in Newfoundland waters. Everyone is welcome.
We found an average of just over one pieces of plastic per square km around Holyrood, Newfoundland.
While universities have animal ethics, the values university ethics are based upon are not necessarily Indigenous or feminist values, such as equity, humility, respect, or sovereignty…
DFO is panning to implement a licence and tags management regime for the food fishery in the Newfoundland and Labrador. These tags will be plastic. DFO invites public consultations. Make your voice heard.
Data on plastics found in cod during the 2016 food fishery on the Avalon Peninsula. Data updated regularly.
CLEAR has new guidelines for research with Indigenous Peoples
Dr. Max Liboiron invites applications to an open PhD position in place-based knowledge. There is no predetermined project for this position other than that it should use a place or Land-based lens to consider knowledge and/or the creation of knowledge.
A list of different do-it-yourself microscope designs!
How to Collect Fish Guts for Science We are collecting cod and salmon guts this season (2017) in Newfoundland and Labrador…
Dates & locations for collection, as well as instructions for how you can bag & tag your guts for us- we’ll pick them up!
The LADI trawl is an open source, scientific surface trawl for monitoring marine plastics. You can build your own for $500 or less.
The order of authors on a published scholarly article matters in academia: the first author gets the most credit for…
The first recorded results of plastic ingestion of food fish in Newfoundland.
The P.E.T. is a do-it-yourself ocean plastic monitoring device based on filtering plastics through a mesh bag containing textured balls constructed out of materials easily found in household settings.
This project tests three different ways of classifying marine waste to determine how different methods of affect dimensions of data quality and highlight different areas of common knowledge and concern for citizen scientists.
This summer CLEAR has two positions with Canada Summer Jobs, which grants people aged 15-30 full time (35 hours/week) employment…
Labrador Research Forum (#LRF2019) keynote by Eve Tuck on “Research On Our Terms.” Featuring many pictures of seals and wisdom that burns. A thread from a listener: