Unconscious biases in the grant peer-review process

Nahomi Amberber, Policy & Politics co-editor On February 27, 2018, the Government of Canada released a budget that many in the scientific community described as a “win’ because it dramatically increased funding for fundamental research. For those following science policy in Canada, this decision was not surprising, because it had been years in the making. In […]

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Ramen and Research: how STEM graduate students pay for school

Farah Qaiser and Nahomi Amberber, Policy and Politics co-editors Graduate students play a key role in their scientific fields. Under the supervision of a trained scientist, these students learn how to propose novel ideas, carry out experiments to test their hypotheses, and contribute to the science community’s growing hub of knowledge. However, a day in […]

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La stratégie canadienne pour combattre la résistance aux antimicrobiens

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Par Nahomi Amberber, Co-éditrice Lois et Politique Est-ce que vous savez le nombre de fois qu’on vous a prescrit un antibiotique ou que vous avez utilisé une crème antifongique pour traiter une irritation soudaine? La plupart de gens ne le savent pas, ce qui en dit long sur le rôle que jouent les antibiotiques dans […]

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How Canada combats antimicrobial resistance

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By Nahomi Amberber, Policy & Politics Co-Editor Do you remember how many times you’ve been prescribed an antibiotic or used an antifungal cream for an unexplained rash? Most people don’t either, which speaks volumes about the role antimicrobials play in modern healthcare. It also highlights the threat of antimicrobial resistance to global health. Antimicrobial resistance […]

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Immigrating to Canada with a STEM degree in hand

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By Nahomi Amberber, Policy and Politics Co-Editor. Fifty years after it was first established, the Canadian point system for immigrants continues to have large effects on our culture, our economy and our diversity. The 1967 regulations valued education, occupational demand and age, a dramatic change from the racially discriminatory policies of the time. These regulations […]

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