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    March 04, 2005

    Canadian Science Budget Fails to Deliver

    A decreasing portion of those newcomers to the grants game are likely to get a good start to their research careers as a result of Finance Minister Ralph Goodale's $157.12-billion blueprint, unveiled on 23 February under the soporific theme "Delivering on Commitments."

    October 07, 2005

    Reminiscences From the North

    "If you would have asked me back then what I would have hoped for, I think I would have come up with exactly what I am today," says Harm Deckers, director of intellectual property at SemBioSys.

    November 05, 2004

    Researchers Back a 70-Page Reform

    Doctoral students should be given proper pay and conditions, and postdocs should be given associate researcher contracts of up to 3 years.

    February 12, 1998

    The Path of a C.V.

    Here's what happens when you send in your C.V.

    February 01, 2002

    Crossing the Border

    If you have the right science you have the truth, but if you have the right words you have the power--sometimes even to define a new truth.

    December 20, 2002

    A Heart for Science: Minority Scientist Arif Elvan

    Arif is convinced that a social network in academic circles is of great importance, especially for immigrant students.

    May 17, 2002

    Developing Science Workforce Policy: 2nd National Postdoc Network Meeting, Keynote Address

    "Postdoctoral students have become an important part of the scientific workforce in the United States, and they cannot be ignored in forming policies for funding research and development."

    November 17, 2000

    Transferably Yours: Powerful Presentations

    February 27, 2004

    Wasted Talents--Women Scientists in Eastern and Central Europe

    "Women are squeezed out of competitive, high-expenditure R&D systems, but absorbed into struggling low-expenditure systems as a kind of 'back-up' human resource," the report highlights.

    September 13, 2002

    Postdoc Production--A Funding Agency Perspective

    "Through their policies and their funding priorities, funding agencies must strive to improve the quality of the postdoctoral experience and limit the retention of individuals in ‘perennial’ postdocs."

    August 30, 2002

    Science's Next Wave Policy Debate--Resources

    April 12, 2002

    Working in Early Clinical Drug Development

    "What I enjoy most about clinical research at CHDR is early clinical drug development (phase I and II). ... Testing these new drugs often requires methodological innovation."

    August 09, 2002

    Leading the Way: Stem Cell Research in Sweden

    "The field has recently seen a major cash injection."

    November 04, 2005

    Investigating the Neural and Vascular Consequences of Stroke

    "When I came to MSM, I wanted to build something that would incorporate my background in cardiovascular [research] and neuroscience, and stroke was the perfect venue for that."--Byron Ford

    February 14, 2003

    A Hands-on Approach to Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy

    "[A] laissez-faire approach to STI issues ... has, over the past decades, severely damaged Canada's ability to establish its position in the global scientific community."

    April 28, 2000

    Wellcome Students Have Their Say

    May 03, 2002

    Language, Science, and Life: Doing Science Translation

    Translation is much harder than most people think.

    July 26, 2002

    Research and Secondary Education: A National Rescue Plan for Dutch Secondary Education

    “The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences is calling for a national action plan to improve the standard of secondary education.”

    January 31, 2004

    Building a Career in Public Health

    If more scientists get involved in public health, both science and public health can reap the benefits.

    September 13, 2002

    Postdoc Economics

    "The best way to maintain the ranks of physical scientists is to ensure that science jobs pay well and that science careers are attractive relative to alternatives."