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CSMB President Imogen Coe at the Canadian Science Policy Conference Tuesday November 17 8:30AM

Watch the session Roles & Responsibilities of Academic Science Societies in informing Policy: Lessons & Observations from Around the World – November 17th at 8:30 via zoom, as part of the Canadian Science Policy Conference which takes place virtually this year.

Take a look at the whole program here: https://sciencepolicyconference.ca/program-2020-2/

Panel description and participants

In contrast to other parts of the world, science societies in Canada have traditionally had limited interaction with policy makers. There are few examples of an intentional mission by science societies or even perhaps a perceived need among scientists to engage with politicians, decision makers or policy influencers with the exception of, perhaps, the Royal Society of Canada, which has, to some degree, tried to provide academic input to the federal government on specific issues. + + +

Career Development – Creating an effective CV – November 17 11AM

Dear Trainees,

The Ryerson Career and Co-op Centre (RCCC), and the Canadian Society for Molecular Bioscience (CSMB) are pleased to announce a Career Development offering to support trainees, graduate, undergraduate students and early career professionals with their career development.

The first component of this offering is a “Creating an Effective CV” webinar on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 11 am to 12 noon EST. To register follow https://bit.ly/CSMBCVWebinar

If you require any accommodation support, please contact Leia Faso at leia.faso@ryerson.ca.

Matt & Krysta

CSMB Trainee Committee Co-Chairs


The 2020 Gairdner Award Winners: Picturing Science in the Classroom

The Gairdner Foundation, in collaboration with CSMB and the Michael Smith Laboratories at UBC, have produced materials to provide a series of articles, comics, videos and accompanying lesson ideas to celebrate the science of a selection of the 2020 Canada Gairdner Awardees. This builds on the Gairdner Foundation’s partnership with CSMB and Michael Smith Laboratories at UBC, which began last year.

We invite you to view and share these documents widely, as they highlight the impact science has in our lives and our understanding of the world.

Comics and videos are generally good for middle school ages (Grade 7 to 9), whereas the articles are written mostly for Grade 10 to 12 readers. Classroom activities are generally designed for Grade 10 to 12, although some are adaptable for use with younger students. Note that not all activities are in line with COVID related measures.

Many thanks to the students, grad students and post-docs who wrote for this project: Daniela Salas Acosta, Shawn Shortill, Krysta Coyle, Heather Gerrie, Farah Qaiser, Alison McAfee, and Teri Wang. And big kudos for the great illustrations by Armin Mortazavi. + + +

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Celebrating the science of the Gairdner Awards

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