Category Archives: communication

The medium is the message

I saw the most amazing TED talk the other day, about Nikola Tesla. Now, we all know that Tesla was a fascinating, awesome dude (especially as played by David Bowie IMHO), but in the case of this video it was the … Continue reading

Posted in communication, embarrassing fan girl, science, technology, the wonders of technology, videos | 2 Comments

All media can be social media

One of the themes of the last year or so is that a lot of my traditionally solitary pursuits suddenly seem to have become much more social. The biggest difference is my job, but my evenings and weekends are also … Continue reading

Posted in blog buddies, book review, career, communication, conferences, games, personal, photos, science, screenshots, secularism, silliness, technology, Vancouver | 10 Comments

Fight the Future

Last Saturday was my second time at Vancouver Change Camp and, just like the first time, it was a day full of very thought-provoking sessions about how ordinary people can change their world for the better. The last event took … Continue reading

Posted in activism, communication, current affairs, education, environment, personal, politics, Vancouver | 3 Comments

RBO Work

Lots of things going on, but nothing substantial enough for a stand-alone post. So here are some bullets! Having read numerous articles about how bad it is for you to sit all day, even if you’re very active at other … Continue reading

Posted in career, communication, drunkenness, exercise, genomics, original research, personal, photos, science, silliness, technology | 19 Comments

Coach’s corner

I started writing this as part of a RBO Work Stuff post, but it got way too long so I’m making it into a stand-alone item. I’ll post the rest of the stuff tomorrow… probably… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I’m taking a great … Continue reading

Posted in career, communication, education, personal | 4 Comments

“I’ll be the judge of that”

I’ve noticed a recent increase in the number of emails I receive that say things like “this is a polite reminder” or “this is a gentle reminder”. While there’s never anything in the message to contradict the sender’s choice of … Continue reading

Posted in communication, English language, grant wrangling | 7 Comments

Useful resources for trainees

As part of my new role as the go-to person for everything related to my department’s trainees, I’ve put together a list of resources that I thought some readers might also find useful or interesting. The list is posted at … Continue reading

Posted in career, communication, education, grant wrangling, publishing, science | 4 Comments

New job update

Well, that was a crazy few weeks! If anyone out there is thinking of starting a new job while their parents are visiting them, my primary advice would be DON’T DO IT. They will treat your first day at work … Continue reading

Posted in career, communication, drunkenness, family, food glorious food, personal, sport, whining | 24 Comments

UPDATED Linked into Vancouver science

As I’ve mentioned in a few recent posts, the interconnectedness of the (small and young but growing nicely) Vancouver science sector continues to amaze me. At most large work-related meetings and at every sciency social event I attend, I run … Continue reading

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Scooped – why I have a hard time getting on board with Open Science

Well, now that all the excitement‘s dying down (for now), I finally find myself with enough time and motivation to start writing a follow-up post to the inaugural Science Online Vancouver event, which I attended on a very rainy Thursday … Continue reading

Posted in career, communication, evolution, original research, personal, publishing, science, the media, Vancouver | 33 Comments