Taking parental leave in biotech

We deal with a lot of important topics in this column, but none is more important than making personal time for your family and for yourself.  This can take many forms, but often the most publicized (and polarizing) is parental leave for the birth of a new child. As colleagues, we’re typically very quick to recommend that a co-worker take all of the time they need, and as directors the best of us will support…

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Interlude 2: Luc Ferrandez pose un geste

J’essayais de terminer un article sur la démission de Luc Ferrandez quand j’ai eu un rêve! Ce rêve ne venait pas de réflexions explicites cherchant à développer les grandes lignes d’une intervention suivant la pensée de mon livre, mais venait de toute évidence d’une réflexion inconsciente qui était ma façon de concrétiser ma propre démission sans suites planifiées, mais esquissées dans leurs grandes lignes dans mon livre. Le rêve a transformé l’article en une lettre…

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Let’s start improving research lab websites

I was having a chat with a former colleague the other day about what happens to scientific research that does not end up in papers. We weren’t talking about negative results, but rather about the experiments that validated someone else’s work, but just did not comprise “enough” for a paper of their own. This got me wondering about how individual labs that are specialists in a given area of science might share their expertise by…

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Job Posting: Toronto Harbour Monitoring Hub Assistant

Position Type: Full Time, Fixed Term ContractLocation: Downtown TorontoStart Date: ImmediatelySwim Drink Fish is a growing charity working for a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future. Our programs bring together law, science, culture, and digital media in order to connect and empower people to restore polluted places, protect human health, and promote thriving natural spaces. We are hiring a Monitoring Hub Assistant to help run the Toronto Community Monitoring Hub for the summer of 2019. This program serves…

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