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    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.

    December 15, 2006

    NIH Names New Postdoc Award Winners

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    June 16, 2006

    Young Researchers: Space Science Careers Are in Jeopardy--Views on the Proposed NASA Budget

    "You can't turn the money on and just watch it regenerate itself," says Michael Pivovaroff.

    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.

    April 21, 2006

    Canadians in France - Funding Programs

    "No doubt, over the long term, this can only favor cooperation at the scientific level." --Nicolas Boulanger

    February 10, 2006

    The Greener Side of Math: A Statistician in the Plant Science World

    “In the last 15 years, I had some good intuition that I always made sure I followed up on,” says Pierre Dutilleul, an applied statistician at McGillUniversity.

    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.”

    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 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    May 20, 2005

    Starting a Career in Science Writing

    We asked, they answered, and we wrote it down.

    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."

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