CORE Activity Blog

Scientific Posters & Presentations: More than what meets the eye - Kiana Gibson

Posted July 28, 2020

Victoria Fritz from the University of Guelph Library Learning Services recently delivered an informative and engaging presentation about Scientific Posters. Admittedly, I underestimated the amount of time, attention to detail, and considerations involved in creating a Scientific Poster, so this session provided me with many useful strategies and resources.

DVM Networking Session July 21 - Cassidy Van Den Diepstraten

Posted July 27, 2020

On July 21st through the CORE Program I had the opportunity to attend the second DVM networking event this summer. I had the privilege to listen to doctors Dan Shock, Evelin Molnar, Tyler O’Neill, Paige Golden and Shawn MacKenzie. Listening to their variety of job positions and their unique career paths that lead them to these current positions were extremely fascinating.

Pathobiology Department Open House by Solenn Bellion

Posted July 27, 2020

Via the Summer CORE program, we got the opportunity to learn more about the Pathobiology Department, which I actually knew very little about. The presentations by Dr. Peregrine, Dr. Barta, Dr. Caswell, Dr. Beeler-Marfisi and Dr. Bienzle were a great opportunity to learn more about the research that goes on in this department. It allowed me to seek other career paths that I could take after graduation and new fields of research I could explore.

Publishing in Nature Communications presented by Dr. Fiona Carr, PhD by Emma Stacey

Posted July 27, 2020

On July 22nd, Dr. Fiona Carr from Nature Communications spoke to us about her role in the research industry. I found her presentation extremely interesting for two reasons. Firstly, publishing and editing is an area of research I had never considered before as a career and secondly, because it was an enlightening talk on the publishing process at Nature.

Role of a scientific editor at Nature Communications - Arshia Nazem

Posted July 27, 2020

The webinar concerning the role of a scientific editor at Nature Communications was informative and interesting. Publishing an article in Nature certainly takes great effort and ground-breaking findings. Nature is an extremely informative high-quality journal due to its selectivity for findings and studies that can be applied broadly and that also contribute to new ideas and influence thinking in specific fields.

Scientific Poster Making and Presentations - Caroline Budziak

Posted July 27, 2020

As this program has given me the very first opportunity to write a research article, I knew that I would have a lot to learn.

Anyone could imagine that while sitting at home, writing your first article on your own would be paired with quite a few challenges.

It has been a slow process but has also brought on a whole new dimension to ‘independence’ for me that I am very proud of.

DVM Networking Session June 21 - Crisitan Mastrangelo

Posted July 24, 2020

            The Summer Core Program has provided me with a multitude of opportunities to learn about the various career paths that exist within veterinary medicine and the substantial research activities that take place in the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). In addition, the Summer Core Program has prompted me to perform meaningful reflections on what is most important to me both professionally and personally. Of the many events that were hosted by the Summer Core Program, I found the “DVM Networking Sessions” to be the most beneficial to me.

Dr. Fiona Carr, Senior Editor and Team Manager at Nature’s open-access journal for Neuroscience and Psychology

Posted July 24, 2020

On July 22nd, I had the opportunity to attend a summer CORE event which discussed the role of a scientific editor. I was pleased to hear from Dr. Fiona Carr, who is the Senior Editor and Team Manager at Nature’s open-access journal for Neuroscience and Psychology. Dr. Carr discussed her career pathway moving from research to publications and the publication process at Nature communications.

The role of a Scientific Editor at Nature Communications

Posted July 24, 2020

On July 22, Fiona Carr, PhD talked about her job as a scientific editor at Nature Communications. 
Dr. Carr told us that she found writing and editing more appealing to her than doing research and data collection which is why she thinks being an editor at a journal is perfect for her preference. Now she reads research manuscripts and provides feedbacks for the researchers.  She also mentioned that people should at least have a PhD degree before being considered for a position like hers. 

DVM Networking Session July 21

Posted July 24, 2020

As an OVC applicant, I tried to gain experience and knowledge in as many different aspects of veterinary medicine as possible. Now coming into my first year at the OVC and through being a student in the CORE program, I’ve realized that I have just scratched the surface and there are endless career possibilities that I have yet to explore. In particular, the networking sessions with current DVMs working in various positions has opened up my eyes to the diversity in careers available after obtaining a DVM degree.