The Black Hole
Science is integral to many, many of the decisions we make every day. But where do people get the scientific information on which they base their decisions? The current H1N1 vaccine campaign is a good illustration of this. It seems you can’t turn on the television or read a news website (or even a Facebook […]
Scholarships, Fellowships and Taxes – what are the rules?
Like Dave, I spent 5+ years completing a PhD at UBC. In fact, I’m one of the “very bright and motivated people who first sat down [with Dave] at a bar about 4 years ago and posed the question “What’s wrong with the science enterprise?”“, who he mentioned in his intro posting. (So modest of […]
I have entered the Post Doctoral Fellow Black Hole… I’ve witnessed a lot and heard about much more and, while this is the time in academic life when you’re meant to be the busiest, I have begun this blog. Just as a black hole is difficult to define, the label Post Doc is bandied about […]