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Advice and inspiration from three GlycoNet women scientists who are on the frontline of change

Advice and inspiration from three GlycoNet women scientists who are on the frontline of change

By Ali Chou “We need to encourage girls and women to be confident; […] we need to support their growth, enthusiasm, and their participation in science.” In her lab in Edmonton, Alberta, Dr. Lori West, a GlycoNet Investigator, is overseeing the analysis of biological samples from pediatric heart transplant patients and preparing to send the […]

Five Research Superwomen You Need to Know

Five Research Superwomen You Need to Know

In honor of International Women’s Day, we introduce you to five GlycoNet scientists who are working behind the scenes to build a healthier Canada by Ali Chou In December 2015, the United Nations proclaimed February 11 the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. 2019 marked the fourth edition of this important day during […]

Leading experts from Taiwan to join forces with GlycoNet

Leading experts from Taiwan to join forces with GlycoNet

Canadian researchers and Taiwanese institution break boundaries to advance glycomics research by Ali Chou GlycoNet Investigators giving lectures at Short Courses in Frontier Science and Technology at Academia Sinica in Taiwan, 2019. The international research community works to pioneer solutions that benefit people and their health. Life in the lab can be lonely. Research can […]

GlycoNet welcomes two new team members

GlycoNet welcomes two new team members

Network investigators and trainees will receive communications support to promote their research and its positive impact by GlycoNet Staff The Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet) recently welcomed Ali Chou and Marie-Christine Houle to its team. “We are pleased to have two passionate communicators join our team. Ali brings a scientific background as well as social media […]

Opinion: Federal research cuts will erode research capabilities

Opinion: Federal research cuts will erode research capabilities

he Canadian research ecosystem works for the well-being of all Canadians. It is founded on multidisciplinary and translational innovation and fuelled by partnerships between a vibrant university research sector and industry.Politicians have long understood that a national alignment of research priorities helps find concrete solutions to the current and future needs of Canadians. Cross-country research collaboration also allows all provinces, including Alberta, to attract and retain talent and to diversify their economy.

Response to today’s announcement on the future of NCEs

Response to today’s announcement on the future of NCEs

The federal government announced today that the NCE program will be phased out over the next four years, with the funding for the NCEs to be directed to the New Frontiers in Research Fund. For 30 years, the Networks funded under this NCE program have focused research, training and partner resources on some of Canada’s […]

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