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January 05, 2007

Catching Some Cosmic Rays

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

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.

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.

March 16, 2007

Research at the Poles

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.

April 27, 2007

American Tales in India

“It’s not really for fast trackers,” says Ann Russell, a terrestrial-ecosystem biologist at Iowa State University in Ames. “But if you really want to do it, the important thing is that you have to play by the rules.”

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.

June 15, 2007

Pharmacists Working in the Community

"My passion is helping patients, and their care comes first in my job. For me, it's all about attaining loyalty and trust." --Heather Free

September 14, 2007

Tech Nexus Opens in Silicon Valley

BIN-RDI is modeling its architecture on university campuses where private companies have set up shop and are able to work with faculty members and students.

July 14, 2006

An Energetic Future With Hydrogen

“Every one of our graduates in the last 4 years have found a job in an industrial or lab setting in their field.” --Ned Djilali, director of the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems at the University of Victoria in British Columbia

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."

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.

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.

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

November 17, 2006

Career Prospects in Superconductivity

"I don't know anybody who hasn't been able to get a job that's been trained in high-temperature superconductivity, but the number of them who go on and study the same things is limited," says Christopher Lobb, a professor at the University of Maryland's Center for Superconductivity Research.

February 11, 2005

Answering the Quantum Quest - Canada's Perimeter Institute

April 01, 2005

Visualizing Science at University of Toronto

"We're visual communicators and the target audience that we communicate with can be very different whether it's a jury in a courtroom or a high school student using a biology textbook, the level of information is very different," says Linda Wilson-Pauwels, Director, Biomedical Communications Program, University of Toronto.

December 15, 2006

NIH Names New Postdoc Award Winners

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

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.

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.