This week I was lucky enough to speak during Toronto’s Health Innovation Week, and I was struck by how scientists and others who develop therapeutics are so similar to explorers who push physical boundaries. Many of the same things that inspired me to complete a graduate degree in molecular biology and work in companies developing […]
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Many of you have probably heard about the Proust Questionnaire, a few simple questions that shed insight on a person’s character and were made famous by the French writer Marcel Proust. Writer, explorer and photographer Daniel Fox has come up with a brilliant adaptation to that questionnaire to discover what nature means to people and how […]
On the weekend I spoke at a Leadership Conference in Sault Ste. Marie. Many of us on the west coast have never heard of Sault Ste. Marie, but I grew up in Ontario and had a vague notion of where it was: somewhere north. Well it’s not even that far north, but for many Ontarians […]
We are lucky to know so many amazing women in science and adventure, from Roz Savage who’s rowed 3 oceans and is an advocate for marine conservation to Sarah Outen who circled the world by human power. In February, the world celebrated International day of Women and Girls in Science to shine the spotlight on […]
This month I was honoured to receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Victoria, where I completed my graduate studies in molecular biology. It’s prompted me to reflect on what a university education has meant to me and how it sculpted the convoluted path my career has followed. I was not one of those […]