was “we don’t have to change, we always accepted
this kind of research” and “we will ensure your
proposal is reviewed by a group of your peers.”
The former was disingenuous, and the latter was
It’s hard to say exactly who will win and lose
in the new CIHR reforms, but I don’t share the
same optimistic outlook that the author ex-presses. I hope I am wrong, but we shall see.
Dr. Dunn is a professor in the department of health, aging and
society at McMaster University.
given the wide range of diverse activities in
which so-called retirees engage, could we not
just drop the misnomer “retire?” (“Should I stay
or should I go?”, November 2014). The connotations are inaccurate and unpleasant: old farts in
cluttered offices, not knowing when to bow out.
I just say that I left my full-time paid employment and diversified my professional, social and
Dr. Valentich is professor emerita with the faculty of social work
at the University of Calgary who continues to do research.
Students, take note
i think every would-be grad student should
read this article (“Advice for those looking to
join an academic lab,” Career advice, October
2014). I work in a university and get emails regularly from prospective students and postdocs,
and I am in no way connected to research, so the
writers clearly haven’t done their homework.
Great advice – I’m going to post this article in
Ms. Mitchell is student achievement adviser in the Ted Rogers
School of Business Management at Ryerson University.
During the 2011 Canadian Open Mathematics
Challenge, 5,000 16-page exams were evaluated
at the University of Toronto. In the November 2014
edition, the number of exams was wrongly stated
as 15,000 in the article, “Marking gets an upgrade.”
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