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2014 Major NSERC Prizes continue to under-represent women

I’ve written before about the massive gender imbalance in NSERC’s “Big Prizes”.  Well, the 2014 awardees have been announced, so let’s see how things look: 133 more words


102 - The pain won't stop.

I must’ve done something really bad for my body to die on me like this.

First the five-day migraine.

Then my period.

And now I have what appears to be the flu. 394 more words


Summer Opportunities for Western Students!

Hi Scholars! Happy New Year! I hope you all are ready to dive headfirst into the exciting opportunities and challenges of second semester. It’s okay though, only a few more months before the start of an amazing, four-month summer. 764 more words


Future of Visiting Fellowship postdoc program in doubt

I was slightly alarmed to see this post indicating that NSERC’s Visiting Fellowship in Government Labs (VF) program had come to an end.  This is (was?) a program administered by NSERC whereby postdocs were placed in Canadian federal research labs for up to 3 years.   354 more words

Is the government letting the Visiting Fellow program lapse? UPDATE- no, but reviewing it?

I recently received a shocking and disturbing e-mail from someone who came across this site. The gist of the e-mail is that this person was going through the Visiting Fellowship application process with NSERC to work in a government lab, but was recently informed by NSERC that: 567 more words