"I do very advanced programming that targets very advanced research and development that is extremely technically challenging, and clearly having a degree and background in physics makes me the right person to be doing this," says James Pond, co-founder of the software company Lumerical Solutions."
"Even if you are not doing science when you are an advisor, you definitely bring your training as a scientist to the table and this can be of great benefit," says Nancy Kingsbury, Science Advisor at Natural Resources Canada.
"I remember starting out with a simple interest in languages and language acquisition as a hobby. Now it's taken me to looking at how the brain is hardwired, and understanding how the influence of environment can alter this wiring structure." --Edward Ruthazer
"Much of the research at our facility is driven by increased population, increased urbanization, and the demand that human activity puts on water resources." - John Lawrence, Director of Aquatic Ecosystem Management Research Branch, NWRI.
"Everything on Earth has a location attached to it, and geomatics engineers measure and map that," explains Elizabeth Cannon, world expert in GPS technology. "Software simply is the tool of choice in our tool kit that allows us to test and develop newer and better methodologies."
"There are tremendous opportunities in Canada right now for young scientists and engineers, but the number could be higher with increased funding." - Alain Berinstain, Director of Planetary Exploration and Space Astronomy, Canadian Space Agency
“What most pharma look to me for is my 10 years of experience in pharmacogenomic clinical drug trial design and result interpretation,” says Judes Poirier, director of McGill University’s Centre for Studies in Aging.
"The government of Canada's investment in researchers through the CRC allows them to further their careers and supervise and train the next generation of scientists," says René Durocher, executive director of the Canada Research Chair program.
"It's our way to articulate not only the importance of integration of teaching and research but also to communicate that the Canadian community is really making great strides in science education as well as in scientific research," explains James Gentile, President of Research Corporation.