I work on to research projects with groups all around Canada, from my home in rural Nova Scotia. Since I work from a distance, I focus on writing and data analysis and other work that can be done on a computer or over the phone. My area of interest is in rural medical research.

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Did you know that every time you close a door, you’re demonstrating a law of physics? Read on for examples of this law at work.

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Ensure overall quality of parts are sufficient for manufacturing use

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While my job as Chair is more about running a team (i.e., the Department) to be as competitive as possible, my Professor job is about research and education. Much of my time is spent doing basic science (non-human) research into cardiovascular disease, how it develops and how we can fix it. This research takes multiple forms and requires me to bring in a lot of different areas of science. I also teach undergraduate and graduate students at Western about the cardiovascular system.

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My job is definitely very different from your typical day job. Most of my days at work include being outside practicing or playing golf.

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Technologies allow scientist to make changes to the genomes of living things. What are the pros and cons of having access to techniques like these?

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I contribute to the building, management, and curation of one of Canada’s largest genomics platforms. I also assist our users with data validation and uploads to DNA Barcode Reference library. The Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) is a globally recognized bioinformatics workbench and database.

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Famous scientist Stephen Hawking passed away on March 14, 2018. Learn about some of his work.

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A study on bird feeders and beak sizes shows how an everyday human activity can affect the evolution of another species.

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The Global Seed Vault is getting some upgrades to protect it from effects of climate change, like possible flooding. Learn what the Global Seed Vault is and why seed banks are important.

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