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Teaching safety skills, not just safety rules
Teaching safety skills, not just safety rules
Efforts to improve safety standards and practices in academic labs are multiplying at universities and colleges across the country, but teaching safety as rules and compliance is insufficient, experts agree. Instead, students need to learn and practice...
'Employment crisis' for new PhDs is an illusion
'Employment crisis' for new PhDs is an illusion
Last month the National Science Foundation (NSF) reported that U.S. universities awarded a record number of PhD degrees in 2014: 54,070, with 75 per cent conferred in science and engineering. Those new graduates face gloomy job prospects, media reports...
New study sheds light on careers chosen by Ontario PhD grads
New study sheds light on careers chosen by Ontario PhD grads
Almost a third of recent PhD graduates from Ontario universities are working as tenured or tenure-track university professors within a few years of finishing their degrees, a new study has found, with students in the humanities and social sciences much...
How to jumpstart a lucrative career in data science
How to jumpstart a lucrative career in data science
Data science has been dubbed the sexiest career of the 21st century, according to Harvard Business Review. The discipline involves using a variety of tools and analytical methods to compile and interpret data, usually to help companies gain insights an...
Book a toolkit for women entering STEM careers, retired University of Guelph librarian Peggy Prit...
Book a toolkit for women entering STEM careers, retired University of Guelph librarian Peggy Prit...
As young people enter the workforce, it is important for them to have mentorship, author Peggy Pritchard says.
6 job search tips from the pros to help get you hired
6 job search tips from the pros to help get you hired
Looking through job postings and applying for work can be draining — especially when you don't hear back from anyone who's hiring.
GM plan to hire up to 1,000 engineers in Canada
GM plan to hire up to 1,000 engineers in Canada
It's been a long time since Ontario's beleaguered auto industry got some good news. And even the good news has been tempered by the lousy trend lines in an industry with a shrinking footprint in Canada.
Is any job better than no job at all?
Is any job better than no job at all?
When life takes a funny and unpredictable turn it can leave us feeling panicked and out of control. When this happens with our careers it can have extra repercussions of upset — financial ones. We rely on our jobs to pay the bills and keep a roof ...
How to work effectively under pressure
How to work effectively under pressure
A lot us may have the phrase 'works well under pressure' on our CVs, but how many of us can actually work effectively under a lot of pressure on the job? The phrase is one of the most generic things an employer may read on your CV or cover lett...
How to use an exit interview to your advantage
How to use an exit interview to your advantage
Ah exit interviews. These awkward last hurrah of soon-to-be former employees are often used as a venue to vent at everything that went wrong during his or her stay. However, this is not the way to do it. Exit interviews are used by a company's HR t...
5 factors to consider when choosing your PhD
5 factors to consider when choosing your PhD
Choosing to undertake a PhD is a daunting task. This is not helped by the common misperception that studying for a PhD is a lonely struggle to prove you're worthy of academia: a Darwinian process where only the fittest, strongest and luckiest survive.
Job seeking for the first time in years: How to do it
Job seeking for the first time in years: How to do it
If you've been in the same job for a few years and suddenly have to leave, it can be really daunting to deal with. Where do you go from here? How do you look for another job? Everyone else seems so settled; you might not feel comfortable asking for...
Canadian universities among schools asked to help IBM fight cyber crime
Canadian universities among schools asked to help IBM fight cyber crime
IBM wants its Watson computer system to learn how to fight cybercrime and it's asking eight leading universities, including three in Canada, for help. Watson — IBM's question answering computer system — was originally designed to comp...
Universities developing cybersecurity degrees to fill jobs gap
Universities developing cybersecurity degrees to fill jobs gap
If they want to continue to protect our nation's most valuable data from cyber-attacks, leading security practitioners need to look to the future of the security industry and develop ways to grow the talent needed to fill the looming jobs gap.
Relationships: Scions of science
Relationships: Scions of science
For Irina Kareva, maths is a family affair. The theoretical biologist and her parents, both mathematicians, find maths conferences convenient gathering points. At a 2011 meeting in Vancouver, Canada, Kareva and her father presented a study that the thr...
Engineering, science PhDs least likely to work as professors
Engineering, science PhDs least likely to work as professors
Almost a third of recent PhD graduates from Ontario universities are working as tenured or tenure-track university professors within a few years of finishing their degrees, a new study has found, with students in the humanities and social sciences much...
Interpreting nonacademic job ads
Interpreting nonacademic job ads
PhDs seeking careers outside of academe constantly hear about how important it is to let potential employers know about skills honed on campus that can translate to a new work environment. But how do you do this when you may not even understand what th...
6 traits engineers need to succeed as IT leaders
6 traits engineers need to succeed as IT leaders
Engineers and developers often make the best IT leaders. Not only are they forward-thinking and tech-savvy, but they've already have the trust and the loyalty of your IT team and they know the ins-and-outs of a great culture. If you're looking ...
Engineering students put their boats to the test
Engineering students put their boats to the test
Science and engineering meets the sails at the 2016 International Robotic Sailing Regatta hosted by Queen's University.
Planning: The key to a successful job search
Planning: The key to a successful job search
Starting a job-hunting journey requires a lot of processes: making resumes, writing application letters, researching companies, and others. However, one key factor that has been proven to be successful in job hunting is planning.
Improve your productivity with these simple tips
Improve your productivity with these simple tips
There are always articles around on the internet about how you can vastly improve your productivity levels at work. How many of these do you spend ages reading and end up forgetting what the tips were? You could have done so much work in that space of ...
6 job search challenges you'll face as a new grad
6 job search challenges you'll face as a new grad
Whether it's figuring out which job to take, how much money to ask for, or what to do if they can't find a full-time position, new college graduates likely will face a number of difficult and trying situations as they transition into the workin...
The future of work: looking at where the jobs will be in 2026
The future of work: looking at where the jobs will be in 2026
Back To the Future was a great movie, and it gets even better in the second movie when they actually go into the future — which was Oct. 21, 2015.
Education: Degrees of success
Education: Degrees of success
Life-science PhD graduates who wish to leave academia often find rewarding careers in the laboratories of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. But some find that the lab isn't enough. Researchers who choose to move beyond the bench to the up...