Even in winter the Gord Edgar Downie Pier remains a beacon

Photo by Shane Schofield Six months after its public opening, the Gord Edgar Downie Pier remains a beacon for swimmable, drinkable, fishable water across the Great Lakes. My recent trip to Kingston with Mark Mattson reminded me of this. This pier helps people reimagine their connection to Lake Ontario and is shaping a new generation of water leaders.While the summertime crowds hibernate, the swimming pier's magic remains. The breeze, the view, the pier’s connection to…

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Ageism in biotech

Without question, ageism exists in biotech. Recently, a feature in Forbes (Gray Hair in the C-Suite: Experience, Age and IPOs in Biotech) highlighted that the median age of biopharma CEOs at IPO was 54 years, and 75 percent were 48 or older. I’ve experienced ageism. At 37 years, I am more than 15 years younger than the median biotech CEO. The average age of first-time CEOs at IPO is 51. While this should be surprising…

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Dans le concret

Pendant les Fêtes passées dans Charlevoix, j’ai eu plusieurs occasions inattendues de réfléchir sur notre situation dans le concret. Une soirée en compagnie de capitaines de notre marine marchande s’est attardée sur un événement ayant récemment fait les nouvelles. Un navire tout neuf, costruit en Europe, pendant son premier voyage traversant l’Atlantique pour rejoindre la petite flotte de sa compagnie, s’est trouvé obligé de virer et retourner au port en Europe. C’était un navire équipé…

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A call to male scientists in 2019 – #moreXXscience

I’ve taken a longer than usual break from work this holiday season to spend quality time with my two children (the youngest of whom I’m about to go on parental leave with from Feb-May). During this time I came across several articles, blogs, tweets, etc, surrounding people’s commitments to 2019. As is often the way with inspiration for my blogs, a combination of little things has prompted this post on how male scientists can help…

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Why you should spend more time by the water in 2019

What would you say if someone asked you, “How can I help Lake Ontario this year?”This is a common question for the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper team. Our suggestion? Make connecting to Lake Ontario a priority for 2019 and spend more time by the water. The first step to protecting Lake Ontario is connecting to the water. Connection before protectionYou can help Lake Ontario by spending time on the water. Here are some ideas to get…

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