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CBR Members Help Build an Accepting, Empowered and Supportive Community

CBR Members Help Build an Accepting, Empowered and Supportive Community

Deb Chen’s, a PhD Candidate in Dr. Devine’s lab and front-line volunteer with the Vancouver Crisis Centre, is raising funds for her Scotiabank Half Marathon Run, to combat mental illness.

The Spread of Zika Virus through the Americas and  the Shield of Canadian Winter

The Spread of Zika Virus through the Americas and the Shield of Canadian Winter

Dr. Devine believes that researchers at the CBR have the expertise to determine “whether the technologies that are available to essentially sterilize blood products actually kill Zika virus.”

Networking that’s Right for You

Networking that’s Right for You

One way to potentially lower this stress is to approach networking differently. Sweta Rajan, the Manager of Training Programs at the Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD), proposes that the goal of networking is not to “market” oneself to potential employers, but rather to discover. Networking can offer opportunities to learn about what certain jobs entail, as well as the types of jobs that even exist.

How to Become a Good Mentor

How to Become a Good Mentor

Being a good mentor gives one an excellent opportunity to grow and develop ourselves in several valuable skills like communication, leadership and management. Given that mentorship is so important, what are some of the attributes of a good mentor?

Don’t be a square – think outside the box!

Don’t be a square – think outside the box!

In 1962 when Gross and Lapiere wondered what was responsible for the disappearance of a tadpole’s tail, they discovered collagenase – an enzyme responsible for degrading collagen. Following this, structurally similar enzymes were found that acted on collagens and other extracellular matrix proteins – they became known as the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) family and the dogma was born…

Bridging the gap – challenges for women in science and academia

Bridging the gap – challenges for women in science and academia

Over a century on, significant breakthroughs in policies and general attitudes have created opportunities for women to take their place as equals on the research stage. A closer look at diversity among scientists in both research and industry, however, reveals that a gender disparity still exists.