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Future of Research 2017

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Description

On February 20th, 2017, the first FoR Vancouver symposium will take place, bringing together early-career researchers from across BC to discuss challenges facing the future of Canadian science, including:

  1. Funding for early career researchers
  2. Training and transparency of career outcomes of early career researchers
  3. Increased connectivity – how to promote and strengthen conversations about research and infrastructure between research institutions and provinces
  4. The structure of the scientific workforce

FoR Vancouver represent early-career researchers from across Vancouver and British Columbia, from SFU to UBC to UVic. Current job structures in science, and opportunities for funding, training, and support make careers in research unpredictable and insecure for many of Canada’s most passionate young scientists. However, a more sustainable career environment could secure world-leading science in Canada and BC, which will be vital to deal with health, environmental, agricultural, and economic challenges to come.

For more informarion check out the website https://forvancouver.wordpress.com or email  FoRVancouverBC@gmail.com.

Speakers

Keynote address: Prof. Santa Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of British Columbia

Keynote address: Dr. Terry Thomas, Chief Scientific Officer, STEMCELL Technologies

Panelist: Dr. Liisa Galea, University of British Columbia

Panelist: Dr. Lara Boyd, University of British Columbia

Panelist: Dr. Eric Hsu, Istuary Innovation Group

Panelist: Dr. Marcia MacDonald, Genome British Columbia

Who are Future of Research?

FoR is an international group of passionate young scientists and advocates for smart science policy. Our mission is to improve the scientific research enterprise. To do this, we’re helping junior scientists organise conferences to discuss the problems they perceive with science – and more importantly, possible solutions to fix them. We’re then working on trying to make these solutions a reality, working with and advocating to institutions, science societies, federal agencies and senior scientists to effect change – and to ensure the voices of those who will be scientists* of the future are heard.

Who are FoR Vancouver?

FoR Vancouver represent early-career researchers from across Vancouver and British Columbia, from SFU to UBC to UVic. Current job structures in science, and opportunities for funding, training, and support make careers in research unpredictable and insecure for many of Canada’s most passionate young scientists. However, a more sustainable career environment could secure world-leading science in Canada and BC, which will be vital to deal with health, environmental, agricultural, and economic challenges to come.

These are internationally vital issues. We stand with Future of Research, and Future of Research Canada, to help change the face of science.

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