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Survival Skills for Scientists

This workshop will be held over two consecutive days |
Ce séminaire se tiendra sur deux jours consécutifs:

Date and Time Location

Registration | Inscription

May 7, 2015 (8:30-7:00pm)/
Le 7 Mai, 2015 (8:30h-19h)
Leacock Building, room 219 (map)
May 8, 2015 (9:30-6:15pm)/
Le 8 Mai, 2015 (9:30h-18h15)
Leacock Building, room 132 (map)
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Program | Programme

Day 1 – Thursday, May 7th 2015

Time

Event

Type

Room

8:30-9:15

Registration – light refreshments

9:15-9:30

Opening Remarks

9:30-10:20

Women in Science

Invited Lecture: Ratna Ghosh,C.M., O.Q., FRSC Women in STEM fields (McGill University)

 

10:20-10:40

Coffee Break

10:40-11:30

Working as a patent agent

Invited Lecture: Mathieu Miron (Patent Agent, Benoît & Côté)

 

11:30-12:30

A Scientific Odyssey of a “New” Canadian (with Apologies to Homer)

Invited Lecture: Ashok Vijh, O.C., O.Q., F.R.S.C. (Institut de recherche d’Hydro-Québec)

 

12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30-14:20

The Job Market I –

Industry and Academic Job Search Skills (Writing Cover Letter and CV)

Facilitated Discussion Group

 

14:25-15:10

The Job Market II –

Industry and Academic Job Search Skills (Interview, Employability, Social Skills)

Facilitated Discussion Group

 

15:10-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-16:20

The Value of Networking

Facilitated Discussion Group

 

16:30-18:30

Networking Wine & Cheese

Day 2 – Friday, May 8, 2015

Time

Event

Type

Room

9:30-10:20

Working as a Scientist in a Government Laboratory

Invited Lecture: Teodor Veres (Institut des matériaux industriels du CNRC)

 

10:20-10:40

Coffee Break

10:40-11:10

Ethics in Science and Engineering

Facilitated Discussion Group

 

11:10-12:00

Intellectual Property, Patents, and the Career of Patent Agent

Invited Lecture: Max Arella (Biotechnology-Pharmaceuticals)

 

12:00-12:45

Lunch

12:45-13:30

Communicating your Science: Written

Facilitated Discussion Group

 

13:35-14:30

Survival Skills for Scientists: How Scientists can Better Make Their Case

Keynote Lecture : Marc Garneau (Former astronaut, CSA)

 

14:40-15:30

Women in Science and Engineering

Invited Lecture: Marta Cerruti (McGill University)

 

15:30-15:50

Coffee Break

15:50-16:30

Communicating Your Science: Oral

Facilitated Discussion Group

 

16:35-17:10

Science and Money: Funding Opportunities

Facilitated Discussion Group

 

17:15-18:00

From Science to Technology and Back

Invited lecture: Richard Siegel (RPI)

 

18:00-18:15

Closing Remarks

Description (Eng)


What is the job of the researcher in the field of science and engineering? What are the major challenges? Survival Skills for Scientists is an applied session from the book Survival Skills for Scientists , co-authored by Federico Rosei and Tudor Johnston Wyatt , respectively Professor and Professor Emeritus of Energy Materials Telecommunications Center of INRS.

Survival Skills for Scientists workshop will address key questions essential to the professional development of science and engineering students as well as tackle issues that are normally overlooked in a conventional university setting. Participants will have the opportunity to attend presentations by leading scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs on a wide range of topics and partake in focused discussion groups moderated by eminent scholars.

These scientists, presenters, and moderators, work in fields as diverse as nanotechnology, space exploration , biotechnology, the creation of high-tech startups, and scientific communication. Throughout the course of the workshop, they will share their journeys, their path to success and how they survived in their chosen fields. They will also discuss their primary sources of inspiration and future vision for the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Themes

  • The job market for science and engineering graduates (industry, government, laboratories, academia, etc.)

  • Planning your career

  • Finding a mentor

  • The peer review system

  • Communicating your science

  • Funding your research

  • Science and ethics

  • And much more!

Description (Fr)

En quoi consiste le métier de chercheur dans le domaine des sciences et du génie? Quels en sont les grands défis? La fondation du séminaire Techniques de survie scientifique est basée sur le livre Survival Skills for Scientists, dont les coauteurs sont Federico Rosei et Tudor Wyatt Johnston, respectivement professeur et professeur émérite du Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications de l'INRS.

 La formation Techniques de survie scientifique permet d'aborder les questions clés essentielles à l'avenir professionnel des étudiants en sciences et en génie, des questions qui ne sont généralement pas approfondies dans le contexte universitaire. Les participants auront ainsi l'occasion d'assister à des conférences et des séminaires portant sur un large éventail de sujets et donnés par d'éminents scientifiques, ingénieurs et chefs d'entreprise.

 Ces scientifiques, qui travaillent dans des domaines aussi divers que les nanotechnologies, l'exploration spatiale, la biotechnologie, la création d'entreprises technologiques et la communication scientifique, feront part de leur cheminement, de leur réussite et de leur survie dans leurs domaines scientifiques ou technologiques respectifs. Ils aborderont également leur source d'inspiration première ainsi que leur vision du futur et des prochaines générations de scientifiques et d'ingénieurs. 

Thématique

  • Le marché de l'emploi pour les diplômés en science et génie (industrie, laboratoires gouvernementaux, milieu universitaire)

  • La planification de votre carrière

  • L'utilité d'un mentor et comment en trouver un

  • Le système d'évaluation par les pairs

  • La communication de la science

  • Le financement de la science

  • L'éthique en science

  • Et bien plus encore!

 


 

 

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