October 30, 2019

Just over two months ago, I wrote about Echo's separation anxiety. Well, we have been sticking with it and here is an update.

How much progress have you made?

In July, we would leave her for an average of 25 mins. She would be quiet/relaxed for, on average, 56% of that t...

August 18, 2019

I absolutely love dogs. Always have. I used to sit with my grandfather's boxers and read them stories and share my treats with them. They loved me and I loved them. Since then I have nearly always had at least one dog.

Ok, this blog isn't necessarily 'science', but it i...

August 12, 2019

Like many, I have done my share of fieldwork over the years.

I've sampled in both hemispheres. I've been in big groups, small groups and solo. I have been out collecting in -30 degrees Celsius, simultaneously freezing and sweating while hauling logs through the snow. I'...

June 20, 2019

Genome Canada funding is pretty amazing. While I am not sure exactly how much money they make available each year, I think it is safe to assume that it is a lot. They definitely received a $100.5 million commitment from government recently. If you work in the genomics...

April 19, 2019

Yaaaaayyyyy.... I made it.... right??

There's a funny thing about the first academic year. You aspire to it - for many, this is what they have been waiting for. A tenure-track position. Really belonging to a faculty/department. On the other hand, once you get it, everyo...

April 8, 2019

Ah lectures. Prepping, delivering, tweaking, delivering again. This idea that you can just make a series of lectures and use them for years isn't exactly true. Lectures and labs do require a lot of maintenance as you improve, update and tailor to suit the class/topic/c...