March 29, 2017
In praise of secondments
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One academic’s journey in search of new perspectives.
BY LISA PHILIPPS | MAR 29 2017

Budget 2017 highlights innovation and skills, but adds no new funds for basic research
Budget 2017 highlights innovation and skills, but adds no new funds for basic research
Attention now turns to the upcoming report of the fundamental science review panel chaired by David Naylor.
BY ANQI SHEN | MAR 23 2017

Mitacs fellows pursue science policy in the halls of government
Mitacs fellows pursue science policy in the halls of government
Eleven PhD grads are serving for one year in various federal departments around Ottawa.
BY TIM LOUGHEED | MAR 29 2017

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U of T library posts guide to spotting fake news
U of T library posts guide to spotting fake news
Website offers tips for truth-seekers in an era of fake news, alternative facts and confirmation bias.
BY RAPHAELA NEHME | MAR 27 2017

An alternative, industry-linked model for PhD training
An alternative, industry-linked model for PhD training
In exchange for a company funding their doctoral program, grads would commit to four years’ employment afterward at that firm.
BY DANIEL WOOLF | MAR 28 2017

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What it's like speaking about shared parental leave at a female-dominated event
What it's like speaking about shared parental leave at a female-dominated event
“I felt a bit like a new animal at the zoo, people were listening because they were curious about me in the way they would be about a rare creature,” says David Kent.
BY DAVID KENT | MAR 27 2017

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May 2017

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Two Canadian researchers have received a Gairdner Award recognizing their contributions to biomedical science. Antoine Hakim, professor emeritus of neurology at the University of Ottawa, has won the 2017 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, given annually to a Canadian “who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in medicine and medical science.” Louis Kay, professor of molecular genetics, biochemistry and chemistry at the University of Toronto, has been awarded one of this year’s Canada Gairdner International Awards, which recognizes “outstanding biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine resulting in an increased understanding of human biology and disease.”

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