In this second installment of the More Than a Student interview series, we explored what the Science & Policy Exchange does; what are some perks of getting involved; and how grad students and postdocs can get involved with this student-run nonprofit organization.… Read More More Than a Student: an Interview with the Science & Policy Exchange VP Member Relations
Science diplomacy; a new buzz-word as of late that has combined two words that one does not usually see together. You may have heard the term and figured out what it means literally, but what exactly does it entail? Science & Policy Exchange‘s Student’s and Science Diplomacy 2-day workshop bought together the world’s of science, research… Read More So, what is science diplomacy after all?
Scientists do research and governments make laws. Although these entities might not seem interdependent, grand challenges such as public health require efficient communication between researchers and the government, leading to evidence-based science policies. For almost 10 years, the goal of Science and Policy Exchange (SPE), an entirely student-run organization, has been to help bridge the… Read More Young researchers in science, bring your expertise to international diplomacy!
Is science broken? If so, how can we fix it? On Monday March 19, I attended the Science and Skepticism symposium at McGill, which aimed to answer this very question. As of late, there has been an increase in the lack of reproducibility of published studies within the field. Why is this? The current structures… Read More Science and Skepticism
On Friday March 9, I attended Survival Skills for Scientists. An all-day event with keynote talks, discussion panels and workshops all focussed on one thing: careers in science. Presenters with diverse professions, from academia to private-industry, all spoke about the career paths they chose and how they got to where they are today. Here are… Read More What I Learned at Survival Skills For Scientists
GradLife McGill is proud to present a 3-part, guest blog series by McGill alumni Dr. Christopher von Roretz as part of #AfterGradLife. In his much anticipated last post, Dr. von Roretz outlines four critical life lessons he learned from graduate school. Now that I’ve already stretched my introduction into 2 blog posts, I want to… Read More Be Responsible, Understand, Learn and LIVE YOUR LIFE
Who is Suzanne Fortier? We know the name, we’ve seen her at events and receive emails from her office on a regular basis, but, what is she really like? After five years as Principal and Vice-chancellor of McGill, she remains inspired, motivated and excited to learn and help students learn. In an exclusive sit-down interview… Read More Exploring New Paths : An Interview with McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier
In the lab, nature can throw surprises at you and sometimes you can surprise yourself too. When a student comes to me with a sullen face and tells me they messed up or their results don’t make any sense; the first thing I tell them is that “mistakes happen” (as long as they didn’t burn… Read More Mistakes are OK