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During the Canadian Science Policy Conference on Thursday, NDP Science Critic Kennedy Stewart announced that he would table a Private Member’s Bill in the House of Commons, calling for the creation of an Independent Science Officer to “provide science-based advice to members of Parliament and to vet federal science and technology policies.” According to CBC […]

The Federal government has announced sweeping changes to the National Research Council’s mandate. ¬†Instead of the fundamental research that has been a hallmark of this organization for nearly a century, Canadian companies will now approach the NRC for scientific expertise, and to share the cost of research and development. The NRC will now focus on […]

Wouldn’t you love for your car to get 100 miles per gallon? How about 200 miles per gallon? 300? 500 MILES PER GALLON? Wouldn’t that be great? And let me tell you – it is possible. In fact, it already exists, and it is being used by OVER A MILLION PEOPLE in Europe. But this […]

In my previous post, I wrote about my experience as a PhD scientist looking for a job that makes use of my various skills – even those that I didn’t refine in my doctoral studies. This comes back to my mind as the Canadian government announced proposed changes to employment insurance (EI) rules. I don’t […]

A job search isn’t easy, even when you have a PhD

Posted May 27, 2012 By Marc Leger

This post was percolating in my mind a few weeks ago, before the Federal government announced proposed changes to employment insurance (EI) rules. I write about my own experience here, but I know that the challenges I’ve faced are far from unique among young, highly-educated scientists. In a separate post, I mention some of the […]