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March 12, 2004

A Foot in the Door--Drug Discovery Training in Canada

"While the pool of drug discovery positions in Canada slowly grows, so too does the competition to hire scientists with drug discovery experience and training."

October 17, 2003

Retooling Internationally Trained Professionals

"Vitesse's VBP-ITP is specifically focussed on bridging the gap for internationally trained professionals--particularly biologists--by addressing issues of English language skills, interpretation of foreign academic credentials, and deficits in understanding Canada's workplace culture."

September 12, 2003

Web-Based Training for New Faculty

The Web site shifts the emphasis from one-off workshops to something that can be more systemic, involving participation in a virtual community and completion of online activities.

August 08, 2003

MaRS: A Research and Discovery Hub

"If you create the infrastructure to bring the science, scientists, and the business community closer together, then you generate the impetus to accelerate technology commercialisation in a cluster environment."

July 04, 2003

Scar Wars

Mother Nature, it seems, has compromised aesthetics for rapid wound closure in the interests of survival of the organism.

June 20, 2003

Inside the Industry Postdoc Experience

"Its one thing to get the experience in industry, make contacts, and know what's happening there, but people should never lose sight of the fact that its important to publish--that should remain the number one priority for anyone who wants to do a postdoc."

June 06, 2003

Biologist With a Vision

"Science is one of these things where one does need their eyes more so than their legs or arms or hearing, so a lot of people are surprised when they find out I am in the biomedical research field."

May 23, 2003

Female Grad Students Get WISE

I think that networking works best from the top down.

April 18, 2003

SARS Outbreak Prompts Rapid Funding Response

"When faced with diseases like SARS, CIHR and the Institute of Infection and Immunity must be able to mobilize the research community. ..." --Dr. Bhagirath Singh

April 04, 2003

An Academic in Ottawa

"Moving from the academic environment and all of its politics to representing a community ... was an amazing thing and a big step in my career."

April 04, 2003

Behind the Scenes of the Budget

"Caucus members have worked steadily over the years to address the needs in their communities, so it is particularly satisfying to deliver a budget that is favourable for universities and colleges." --Peter Adams, MP for Peterborough

April 04, 2003

Scientists Serving Science: *Feature Index*

These days, scientists are making more extensive use of computers, computer-interfaced equipment, robotics, and high-...
February 28, 2003

At the Interface: Technology- Transfer Specialists

Although the capacity of the profession is still an unknown, it seems that there's little chance of the field drying up.

February 21, 2003

Encouraging Young Policy Researchers

"If we really want to have high-quality research to aid policy-making, we need to have government agencies paying for this research."

February 07, 2003

Commercializing Technology in Canada

January 03, 2003

Creative Pursuit

"Science … is the great stepping stone to any career."

November 15, 2002

Perimeter Institute: An Experiment in Research Utopia

"Most importantly, a great sense of mutual respect and support has developed between people working in different areas, so that we find people cooperating and supporting each other's initiatives, who in many university settings would be rivals in a battle for resources."

November 01, 2002

Science on the Farm: Resources

November 01, 2002

Science on the Farm: Feature Index

October 18, 2002

Tenure Review: The Long and the Short of It

"The length of the probation period isn't the only concern of junior faculty; many have made it clear to the UTFA that they aren't satisfied with the level of support they currently receive from the administration."