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Canadian Science Policy Conference – Food for thought


For those who will be attending the conference this week and in particular those who will be attending the panel on the Education and Training of Scientists on Thursday afternoon, I have pulled together a list of popular posts on the topics that inspired the composition of the panel:

  1. The changing resources in Academia
  2. Professionals in High Demand
  3. The Rise of the Cookie Cutter PhD
  4. Hire Scientists to do Scientific Research
  5. Old Debate, more participants:  What do 80% of people do with a PhD
  6. Doctors of Philosophy?  I fear not…
  7. Say NO to the Second Post Doc
  8. The future of the PhD
  9. What do we do with all the PhDs?
Looking for to an excellent discussion tomorrow – see some of you there.


David Kent
Dr. David Kent is a principal investigator at the York Biomedical Research Institute at the University of York, York, UK. He trained at Western University and the University of British Columbia before spending 10 years at the University of Cambridge, UK where he ran his research group until 2019. His laboratory's research focuses on the fundamental biology of blood stem cells and how changes in their regulation lead to cancers. David has a long history of public engagement and outreach including the creation of The Black Hole in 2009.
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