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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.

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

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 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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 20, 2006

Working at National Labs: Fermilab

“Our colliders are like time machines for physicists,” says Young-Kee Kim, the deputy director of Fermilab. “In a sense, we are creating early universes in our accelerators.”

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.

August 25, 2006

A New University Means New Jobs in Ontario

“We want to train people to go into the workplace with a high level of scientific knowledge so that they can compete in the global economy.” says William Smith, Dean of Faculty of Science, UOIT.

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

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.