Tag Archives: Research

Canadian Federation of University Women


The vision of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) is to provide equal education and opportunities for all.  CFUW supports advancements in research by women, networking events, educational programs and fellowships. To learn more visit the CFUW’s site.


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Canadian Light Source


The Canadian Light Source is a leading facility in synchrotron science and its applications. Located within the University of Saskatchewan campus, it is a centre for cutting edge research, education and outreach.  Learn more about synchrotron here.

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Alberta Nanotechnology Symposium


The Alberta Nanotechnology Symposium will be on February 7, 2014 at the University of Alberta Campus. The aim of the symposium is to collaborate and development nanotechnology research.  Both oral and poster presentation opportunitites are available. Registration is $10 which includes lunch and the banquet. Abstracts are being accepted until January 17, 2014.

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Compute Canada

Compute Canada manages high performance computing systems across Canada. Working with Canadian universities, they help to ensure the availability of current technology needed for sophiscated research and scientific progress.

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Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies


The Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies helps to promote research and education in Canada’s North.  They are active in providing researchers with funding and colloboration opportunities through their conferences, scholarships and network.

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Insight Data Science Program


The Insight Data Science Fellows Program is a six-week training program for PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows who are interested in merging academia and data science. The aim of the program is to teach researchers how to apply analytical skills to big data. Full scholarships are available for successful applicants. The location is Mountain View, California and the following are some of the mentoring companies:

1. Facebook

2. Twitter

3. Khan Academy

4. LinkedIn

5. Groupon

6. Netflix.

This program also provides training for career development, mentorships and networking. After the program, researchers are interviewed for jobs as data scientists. To learn more, visit their website.

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Making Your Research Paper Discoverable

The first scientific papers appeared in press around 1665. Since then the number of papers and the access to them has grown prolifically. Appropriate skills are needed to find the ideal paper.  This starts with  “Making Your Research Paper Discoverable: Title Plays the Winning Trick“. This article is written by Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar, a engineering professor, who keeps a wordpress blog on his thoughts about research and education.


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