Wednesday on the Web – 22 Nov Edition

Lately I’ve been writing a full blog post every Wednesday, but this week I came across so many interesting topics that I’ve decided to go back to a linkfest. 1. Sackler Colloquium: The Science of Science Communication III (SSCIII) I had no idea this workshop was happening until the hashtag #SacklerScicomm started appearing in my…

Hate networking? Try this approach

I have a post up over on the Canadian Science Publishing blog about academic family trees. They’re a way of situating yourself within a research community based on your connections to your fellow grad students, your connections with your supervisor and his/her fellow grad students, etc. And if you really don’t enjoy networking, they can…

It takes discipline

Have you heard of NaNoWriMo? It’s National Novel Writing Month, and it usually happens in November. NaNoWriMo is a virtual writing group: you sign up online, keep track of your word count online, and communicate with your fellow writers online. This year they’re holding a summer edition called Camp NaNoWriMo, which is for the month…

When a student asks for career advice…

…what do you say? I wrote a new post over at Canadian Science Publishing answering this very question. How do you advise a keen student on science careers in general, not just those in academia? “It’s a familiar scenario. A promising young undergrad visits your office one sunny day near the end of term in…