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Category: Research and Academia
On COVID, anxiety and finding balance…
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to
Holistic Productivity: Productivity during a pandemic
For many, productivity is a synonym of work productivity. This year’s pandemic had many reassessed this very narrow definition. In fact, at this year major
KanbanView 2.6 for Cultured Code Things is out and you should get a copy!
Over two years ago, I made a proposal for a 20 000-foot Kanban-like visualization concept for Cultured Code Things 3 task manager. This was in
Online vs in-person invited presentation: the butterflies won’t go!
Due to COVID-19, many meetings went virtual. This was the case of the main meeting in my field. For that meeting, we were asked to
As I previously stated, we are currently living the largest social and professional experiment of our time in which many activities have moved to digital,
The largest technological and social experiment of our time
Over the past few weeks a lot of us have become, willingly or forced, the participants in the largest unplanned international experiment of our time.
Online MRI Teaching Ressources
Top educator and COMP gold medal winner Prof. Jerry Battista from Western Ontario has decided to make available materials that he is using in his
Analysis of publication impact in predatory-journal – Nature
In case you’ve missed this one, an interesting analysis was recently published in Nature on citations of manuscripts published in predatory journal. If you contrast
Étudiant et auteur: pourquoi, quand et comment!
A rare post in French on a conference I gave last year on the status of author taken by students, mainly in the context of
Warning, may contain…a PhD
[This post was originally published over 6 years ago. It is still extremely relevant!] Recently saw a comment by a student about not being advised
Systematically reject requests to review: a shameful behaviour?
I love science. I hate supposition, superstition, exaggeration and falsified data. Show me the research, show me the results, show me the conclusions – and
Former Student becomes CEO!
***UPDATE: URL to MedScint website corrected François Therriault-Proulx, a former PhD student of mine, decided sometimes ago that he would transformed a technology he co-developped
The reviewers are always right…even when they are wrong!-
Science has a culture that is inherently cautious and that is normally not a bad thing. You could even say conservative, because of the peer
Dealing with E-mails in Academia II – Emails to actions to Inbox Zero
This is the second (and last) installment in dealing with e-mails. It assumes that you have read the first one, basic ethos. If you have