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    July 07, 2006

    A Botanist Becomes a Broker

    "Whether it's how we treat the environment or each other, it's all connected," says Martina Hoft, conservation botanist and real estate broker.

    December 15, 2006

    NIH Names New Postdoc Award Winners

    For some applicants, just competing for the Pathways award was a valuable experience.

    June 16, 2006

    NASA Cutbacks Cause Uncertainty Among Space Researchers

    "These are pipeline programs; these are the programs that produce both human capital and technologies, and NASA basically disrupted the pipeline," says Lennard Fisk, a space science professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,and co-author of a National Research Council Report.

    September 17, 2004

    Navigating by the Numbers

    "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."

    March 11, 2005

    Science in Defense - Canadian Careers in National Security Research

    October 06, 2006

    Neural Computing at Waterloo

    “There is no doubt that this is a hot area and people are getting hired,” says Chris Eliasmith, director of the Computational Neuroscience Research Group at the University of Waterloo.

    February 18, 2005

    Bridging the Worlds of Science and Public Policy

    "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.

    January 07, 2004

    From France with a Fellowship

    "I think it's very important when you're young, not to put limits on yourself," says [Celine] Ster.

    January 28, 2005

    Harnessing Your Discovery: Tech Transfer at Universities

    "They're wide-eyed, bright researchers who want to make a difference, and all we have to do is supply them with the right resources, the right information, and the right process and they're just dying to go." says Richard Bruno, Director of the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) at McGill University in Montreal.

    November 04, 2005

    Getting Wired: Pathway of a Neuroscientist

    "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

    October 29, 2004

    Gatekeepers of Innovation

    I still feel that I am very much in touch with science, only without the burden of having to do bench work 60-hours-plus a week," says Daniel Begin, a senior patent examiner at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

    March 18, 2005

    Dirty Bombs and Other Career Stories of a Defense Scientist

    "We can basically go into a terrorist's apartment and confirm that he had in his possession nuclear material."

    February 25, 2005

    A Science Makeover at Concordia University

    "We focus on real problems, and we tackle them from the very basic to the more macular levels," says June Chaikelson, dean of arts and science at Concordia University.

    July 09, 2004

    Opening Doors on a World of Research

    Dedication and patience are high on the list of skills required for any researcher, but when working internationally, Carrier believes, you have to go beyond the call of duty.

    December 16, 2005

    Risky Business

    “The lifestyle of a postdoc just didn’t appeal to me," Alex Marini, Senior Manager in Risk Management, National Bank of Canada says, "and I knew then that perhaps this wasn’t the direction that I wanted to go.”

    August 06, 2004

    Getting Ice Time

    "You're only as strong as the weakest link in your chain," says Sean Maw, a professor of kinesiology at the University of Calgary."

    August 05, 2005

    Tapping Freshwater Science

    "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.

    February 23, 2007

    Young Researchers Face NASA Budget Realities

    "Because opportunities are so few and far between, we are in fact sacrificing the future to pay for the present." --Lennard Fisk, space science professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

    January 05, 2007

    Catching Some Cosmic Rays

    We are finding that we are beginning to constrain some of our understandings and exclude some possibilities.

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