June 2019

  • decorative imageTaking basic science beyond the traditional career path
    New alumnus Safee Mian, PhD'19, says graduate school provided him with the highly transferable skills needed to launch a career in management consulting. "There is a demand for professionals who can analyze data, solve problems, think on their feet and successfully manage projects."

  • decorative imageFour new Canada Research Chairs announced
    Congratulations to Shehzad Ali, PhD, Corey Baron, PhD, Grace Parraga, PhD, and Marco Prado, PhD, named new Canada Research Chairs. Their research programs explore public health economics, diffusion MRI, lung imaging and the neurochemistry of dementia.

  • decorative imageTraining the next generation of scientific leaders
    Mentorship is a core value at Robarts Research Institute, with emphasis on multidisciplinary experiences and science communication skills. Marlys Koschinsky, PhD, says senior researchers are highly dedicated to training young scientists to be future leaders in fields of scientific inquiry.

  • decorative imageForging a path toward a brighter future in osteoarthritis
    As a clinician-scientist, Dr. Tom Appleton, PhD, is investigating the mechanisms of osteoarthritis with the goal of developing more personalized treatments for patients. "I really want to be in that space where we are making clinically relevant discoveries."

  • decorative imageWorkshop: Develop your academic social media presence - June 24
    Wondering how to integrate social media into your academic work? This workshop will answer your questions and share tips and best practices. Register online for the session on June 24.

  • decorative imagePhotos: 2019 Awards of Excellence Dinner
    Last month, we celebrated the 2019 Awards of Excellence recipients - faculty, staff and trainees who are leading the way in education, research and administration. View photos from the event.

  • decorative imageGregory Dekaban, PhD, appointed Acting Chair, Microbiology & Immunology
    Gregory Dekaban, PhD, has been appointed Acting Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, effective from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, or until a new Chair is appointed.

  • decorative imageJane Rylett, PhD, appointed Scientific Director of CIHR's Institute of Aging
    As Scientific Director, she will identify research priorities, develop funding opportunities, build partnerships, and translate research evidence into policy and practice to improve the health of Canadians and people around the world.

  • decorative imageResearchers find a way to stop stress-induced seizures after traumatic brain injury
    Traumatic brain injury significantly increases the likelihood of developing epilepsy. A research team led by Michael Poulter, PhD, has shown that an injured brain responds differently to stress hormones. They have also found a way to stop abnormal electrical activity from occurring.

  • decorative imageDiscovery sharpens ovarian cancer diagnosis
    PhD Candidate Dylan Dieters-Castator says newly discovered protein biomarkers could soon help oncologists more accurately differentiate between two types of ovarian cancers, allowing for more precise treatment options.

  • decorative imageNature Career Column: Three tips to avoid becoming a ‘conference zombie’
    Conference zombie: a person who has no energy and does not notice what is happening around them. From setting flexible goals to defeating insomnia, read these suggestions to avoid zombism and get maximum value from any conference. Via Nature

  • decorative imageHarnessing the power of systematic career exploration
    An exciting career awaits you, but first you have to go out there and find it. Don't wait to get started - read these starter tips and develop your personalized career exploration plan. Via Inside Higher Ed

  • decorative imageImproving Communication Through Visuals: 10 Tips for Better Science Figures - June 25
    Whether you’re presenting your findings or applying for a grant, publication, or patent, well-designed visuals strengthen your position and effectively communicate your science. In this one-hour session, learn tips and tools for designing effective scientific visuals.

  • decorative imageSummer Workshop Series: Enhance your research methodology skills
    Learn from faculty and student leaders from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. These workshops are designed for individuals from a wide variety of fields.

  • decorative imageSee the Line Community Symposium - August 15
    Stay up-to-date on the latest in concussion research at the See the Line Community Symposium on August 15, featuring keynote speaker Carolyn Emery, PhD, who is leading the SHRed Concussions study at the University of Calgary. She will join Honorary Chair Eric Lindros and an all-star panel.

  • Celebrating your recent achievements
    Congratulations to Paul Adams, Robert Petrella, Aisha Freeman, Thomas Hamilton, Rosan Kenana, David Wright, as well as many others, on your recent accomplishments.

  • Featured publications
    Featured publications covering topics ranging from marijuana and fertility to the effects of aging and exercise on lung mechanics. Authors include Sara Ilnitsky, Michael Sharpe, Ruud Veldhuizen and researchers from across Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.

  • Beyond the bench
    From an annual waffle breakfast to convocation festivities to #WeTheNorth fandom, take a look at what your colleagues have been up to this month. Tweets from Nicole Campbell, Sarah Chadwick, Kelly Baines, Robert Gros and many others.