The Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences wants to congratulate our newly elected Directors:
- New Vice-President-Elect: Hans-Joachim (HJ) Wieden, PhD, University of Lethbridge
- New member of the Board of Directors: Mohan Babu, PhD, University of Regina
- New member of the Board of Directors: Mojgan Rastegar, PhD, University of Manitoba
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Congratulations to our Vice-President, Dr. Imogen Coe, on receiving a Science Ambassador Award from Partners in Research Canada (PIR http://www.pirweb.org/en/). PIR is a registered Canadian charity founded in 1988 to help Canadians understand the significance, accomplishments and promise of biomedical research in advancing health and medicine. Since its genesis, PIR has broadened its scope to encompass all areas of academic and applied research as fields of discovery and study for Canadian students.
Science Ambassador Award – Dr. Imogen Coe – Ryerson University
With more than two decades as a research scientist and professor, Dr. Imogen R. Coe has been a dedicated science ambassador, narrowing the gap between academic science and the public’s scientific literacy, and expanding equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). An exceptional science communicator, Dr. Coe is a popular speaker in Canada and internationally, with more than 120 invited presentations, 80 of which were at public outreach events. She aims to cultivate a passion for science in Canadians from all walks of life, including children, students, adults, the general public and professional groups.
James Davie attended a meeting of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biochemistry (IUBMB), which took place August 19-22 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He brought his knowledge of CSMB to meetings of the IUBMB executive committee in his capacity as IUBMB General Secretary.
One of my IUBMB activities will be to link Trainee Committees that are active in the societies affiliated with IUBMB. So this is an international effort. The goal is to help establish a trainee committee to those societies that do not have one, and second see if we can form a IUBMB international trainee committee.
The CSMB executive and trainee committees look forward to working with the CSMB to promote the careers of trainees around the world.