Research

Fundamental and applied research – where’s the border?

November 7, 2014

Unless you are into tropical diseases, you’ve probably not heard of Dr. Satoshi Ōmura. I hadn’t—not until last week, when I attended the 2014 Gairdner Awards ceremony at the Royal Ontario Museum. Dr. Ōmura is a Distinguished Emeritus Professor at Kitasato University in Japan. His lifelong passion has been to search for new microbes wherever he could find them.

Happy to be back and looking forward

January 11, 2016

What a delightful week #1 back at the office!

I have to admit; the six-month break was exactly what I needed after an intense decade in administration, first at Waterloo, then here since 2010. Super-humans as we like to think we are, we all need a diversion from the routine every now and then. For me the most urgent need was to find some time to reflect.

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