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The Black Hole

BY JONATHAN THON | January 31 2018

How the Techna Institute’s team of professionals helps start-ups in Toronto by providing experts for secondment, in a cost-recovery model.

BY DAVID KENT | January 22 2018

Equal access to information, experiences and diverse viewpoints needs to be made available to the wider scientific community.

BY JONATHAN THON | January 11 2018

A guide to changing the institutional thinking of translational research programs.

BY DAVID KENT | December 21 2017

David Kent recounts the highs and lows of his journal club’s first pre-review experience.

BY JONATHAN THON | November 27 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives has recently passed legislation that potentially increases the tax burden for university students, faculty, and staff, while depleting resources for financial aid, research and teaching.

BY ANNA REID | November 16 2017

How do I encourage male scientists to join the discussion and be a role model for their colleagues?

BY DAVID KENT | November 08 2017

What if scientific journal clubs discussed papers before submitting them to journals, and had a say before editors and reviewers did?

BY DAVID KENT | October 26 2017

Our readers continue to favour articles on mental health in academic life.

BY JONATHAN THON | October 19 2017

This recommendation was born out of the observation that discontinuity in funding leads to losing trained personnel and trainees through dismantling of collaborations.

BY DAVID KENT | October 12 2017

Taking time out to ask why we do what we do in the way that we do it is really important.

BY JONATHAN THON | October 03 2017

Jonathan Thon recently had the opportunity to participate in a working group that reviewed the National Institutes of Health’s foray into translational research funding.

BY JONATHAN THON | September 26 2017

Does starting up your own company hurt your academic career? Jonathan Thon says no, it actually has the opposite effect.

BY SABRINA ZEDDIES | September 11 2017

If we see a colleague with a fever, we say “go home and rest.” Why can’t we treat mental illness with the same understanding?

BY DAVID KENT | August 22 2017

A recent CBC article made David Kent realize how easy it is to overlook someone who is suffering, even a colleague.

BY SABRINA ZEDDIES | August 02 2017

A reflection on four stressors that many postdocs feel in academia, and how they can contribute to burnout.

BY JONATHAN THON | July 18 2017

Jonathan Thon answers questions on dealing with patents when starting up your own company, as well as how to split your time between your startup and your university position.

BY DAVID KENT | June 20 2017

David Kent realizes that as a white male researcher, he is part of the problem, but he hopes that sharing and supporting initiatives such as Minister Duncan’s will be a step in the right direction.


Editor’s note: Today we are very proud to share a personal story from one of our readers:  Dr. Sabrina Zeddies has courageously come forward to share her own story on academic burnout in the hopes of inspiring others to recognize issues in their own circumstances and tackle such problems early and head on. Dr. Zeddies is a […]

BY JONATHAN THON | June 02 2017

Once you’ve raised enough money, it’s very important that you find a private incubator space.

BY DAVID KENT | May 24 2017

Tackling the “mega-lab” problem.