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    March 03, 2006

    Seeing the Big Picture: Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology

    "Some of our members are interested in technological developments and designs that advance systems biology, while others are interested only in the research application of systems biology itself," says OISB Director Daniel Figeys.

    December 23, 2005

    Natural Evolution in a Career

    “The idea of how organisms and their cells evolve is still a big burning question,” says Michael Gray, Evolutionary Biologist at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    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.

    March 16, 2007

    Cruising the Frozen Seas

    "For miles and miles, everything looks, feels, and smells pure and uncontaminated," says Sasha Tozzi, a Ph.D. student working in Antarctica's Ross Sea.

    December 01, 2006

    Winning an HHMI International Award

    In the 15 years since its inception, the HHMI International Research Scholars award has given 74 Canadian researchers nearly $30 million.

    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.

    September 15, 2006

    How to Get a Job in Academia

    "It's not about being a good salesman; it's about being an intelligent, mature scientist," says Marc Hellerstein, a professor in the department of nutritional science and toxicology at the University of California, Berkeley.

    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 18, 2004

    Written in the Stars

    "Our roads through science may or may not be written in the stars, writes Next Wave's new Canadian Editor, but either way there is still enough time for gazing."

    February 02, 2007

    Working at National Labs: Oak Ridge

    "There is no doubt that having these kinds of unique tools available and having the strong multidisciplinary environment that allows for interaction gives us a lot of advantage to better understand science," says Jeff Blackmon, physics division, ORNL.

    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."

    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

    June 04, 2004

    A Measured Dose of Corporate Support

    Corporate sponsorship can provide not only funding but also access to information that's difficult to pull together, insight into techniques the corporation is experienced with, and access to resources that would otherwise be unavailable.

    July 22, 2005

    Big Science on a Small Scale: Working in Nanotechnology

    "While I wasn't working for this or even hoping for it, I love coming to work day in and day out. It's really fun to be on the cutting edge of science," says Gino DiLabio, staff scientist at the National Institute for Nanotechnology.

    May 11, 2007

    Opening Minds to Ancient Times

    "Generally, I find that people are attracted to enthusiasm if it's unfettered and for the right reasons," says Hendrik Poinar, director of McMaster University's Ancient DNA Laboratory.

    April 15, 2005

    Sketching Out a Career in Science Illustration

    "I really enjoy that I get to work with my friends, and also get to illustrate the subjects that I love." - Dino Pulerà, biomedical illustrator.

    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.

    June 25, 2004

    Saving the World Is All a Hat Trick

    Sometimes getting ahead in a career means taking chances and does not necessarily involve planning ahead.

    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

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