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The ISS (not the spaceship) Part I

ISS = International State of Science In Canada, we are fortunate enough to have a federal leader that supports and values science. Though what is the state of science elsewhere? Often times we are bombarded with news about our own country that we do not learn about what else is going on in the world. […]

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What is Plan S and why should you care?

Plan S is an initiative spearheaded by the Open Access Envoy of the European Commission, Robert-Jan Smits, which hopes to eliminate scientific publishers from charging individuals money to access articles (i.e. paywalls). The group that launched this initiative, Science Europe, wants to launch the mandate in January 2020. Plan S would require scientists funded by […]

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Scientific Literacy 101

“Modern science is broken,” is a phrase that I do not agree with. Although science may have strayed from the path of public reliability and corporate biasI do not believe it is totally broken. I would amend the first phrase by stating, “modern science is in danger of being broken.” One method of preventing this […]

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So You Think You Can Patent?

I recently had the pleasure of attending a day-long workshop that answered all the questions I had regarding patents in the biotechnology, specifically biomaterials, field. Industry experts, including patent agents, technology transfer officers, and academic professors were there to communicate with all of the attendees. Instead of relaying all of the information that each speaker […]

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