Women in Science: Achieving equal opportunity

Written by Kyla Germain On March 9th, thousands of Toronto women and men rallied down Yonge Street for the International Women’s Day March. The theme, ‘We Are Fearless,’ artfully captured the current feminist tone which is unafraid to protest the inequalities still faced by women around the globe. Amid the colourful signs and vigorous chanting, [...]

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, the plot thickens for Huawei as top US universities now ban research funding from the Chinese telecommunications firm. On a brighter note, scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center successfully constructed an 'atlas' of HIV mutations to provide insights into improved vaccine design. Finally, maybe you're feeling a bit of [...]

By |2019-08-11T12:43:31-04:00February 6th, 2019|Personal Stories, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

Takeaways from the LSCDS Career Seminar in Research and Development

Written by Bassem Toeama “What careers exist in the industrial research and development (R&D)?” “How different is working in an academic setting from a non-academic one?” “Are corporations cutting down on R&D investments in Canada?” “Where are the opportunities in this environment?” Today, it is probably fair to say that many graduate students consider transitioning [...]

By |2019-08-25T22:04:27-04:00December 21st, 2018|Interviews, Personal Stories, Potential Careers|0 Comments

Year-End Review: The Industry Team Case Study

Written by: Bassem Toeama 2017-2018 Year-End Review: The Industry Team Case Study Today, we celebrate the Life Sciences Career Development Society’s (LSCDS) 17th birthday. In recognition of the pioneering work that LSCDS has done in bridging the gap between academia and the life sciences industry, we bring to you a highlight of our work, the [...]

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

Today, for our weekly LSCDS feature of #ScienceNews and #Innovation, we share some tips and perspectives from Y Combinator (the seed accelerator behind Dropbox) on working at a startup Got inspired? Then check out these four bioengineering project ideas that biophysicist Dan Fletcher believes can solve real-world problems within the next decade Last but certainly [...]

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week LSCDS is featuring #ScienceNews and #Innovation, researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology developed a breakthrough technique to help people with spinal-cord injuries walk again. Plus, get inspired by this geneticist’s journey from struggling PhD student to founder of a $100M startup company. Finally, check out the stories of scientists-turned-politicians, as the race to control Congress [...]

By |2019-08-25T22:06:01-04:00November 2nd, 2018|Personal Stories, Potential Careers|0 Comments

Cryptocurrency Craze

Written by Annie Zhang This post was originally published on FinLitMe. Cryptocurrencies have been making headlines frequently in recent times. This includes a whole series of digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum to name two of the most well-known out of a list of over 40 known cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency to emerge on the [...]

By |2019-08-25T22:09:43-04:00January 29th, 2018|Personal Stories|0 Comments

The Art of Pharmacovigilance

Written by Bassem Toeama From my position as a pharmacovigilance consultant at Axiom Real-Time Metrics, I acquired an in-depth perception of the different career pathways in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry. I will walk you through these career pathways. Today I will explain in depth the tasks and responsibilities of the diverse career levels in pharmacovigilance, relate each career level with the required knowledge, experience, and [...]

By |2019-08-25T22:10:35-04:00January 16th, 2018|Personal Stories|2 Comments

Pulling Back the Curtains on the World of Journal Editing

Written by Anastassia Pogoutse Many of us dream of getting published in top-tier journals. Some achieve that dream. But what determines whether your paper will even get reviewed? The gatekeepers to publication at scientific journals are journal editors. Editors read papers as they come in and decide whether they will get sent out for [...]

By |2019-08-25T22:11:34-04:00January 7th, 2018|Personal Stories|0 Comments

What I learned about Medical Writing: Tales from the Mini-Networking Series

Written by Candice Tang Medical writing is becoming an increasingly attractive job for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) graduates. But what exactly do you do as a medical writer? Are you writing technical data sheets? Updating medical textbooks? Writing a new policy for the government? The truth is, medical writing encompasses a whole [...]

By |2019-08-25T22:13:19-04:00November 21st, 2017|Networking, Personal Stories|0 Comments