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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 20, 2004

Funding Face-Off

"You have to understand the economics of the industry you want to be in and work on projects that matter to corporations," says Stephen Murphy, director of R&D for the Hockey Company.

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."

October 01, 2004

Seeing the Light

"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."

November 12, 2004

Sowing the Seeds of Science

"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.

December 24, 2004

A Maple Leaf on Mars: Interview with Canada's Mars Exploration Lead

"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

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.

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."

June 17, 2005

Rising Canadian Stars win Cottrell Scholar Awards

"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.

June 24, 2005

It's a Small World: Canada's Hub for Nanotech

The National Institute for Nanotechnology is an integrated, multidisciplinary institution involving researchers in physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, informatics, pharmacy, and medicine.

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.

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 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

May 19, 2006

Making a Difference: Work as a Chemical Engineer

"I feel like I'm making a useful contribution not only to the company but to the environment," says chemical engineer John Ma of Dow Chemical Canada.

October 27, 2006

Walking the Pharmacogenomic Tightrope

“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.