Research Assistant in the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery at McMaster University
Being a part of this program allowed me to collaborate with other students and faculty members. Not only did I get to learn from these collaborators, but I learned that a problem is better solved when examined from multiple lenses. These are the lessons that I have carried into my current position and plan to apply throughout the rest of my career.
Third year PhD student, Queen’s University
When starting my Master’s degree at Laurier, I already knew that I wanted to pursue a career as a professor/scientist in academia and therefore focused on obtaining the research/teaching experience necessary for me to achieve this goal. Fortunately, there was plenty of opportunities for me to do so at Laurier and the skills I obtained as a graduate student have allowed me to successfully progress through my academic career thus far.
Research Associate for the Division of Paediatric Surgery at the Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre
Throughout my studies in the Master’s program I was able to learn and develop many skills that are not limited to the ability to write scientifically, perform statistical analyses, and present in front of large audiences. Learning these valuable lessons, and working with exceptional professors during my thesis, gave me a distinct advantage in the job market.
Assistant Professor, Western University
In addition to having the opportunity to work with a leading expert in an area of research I was keen to explore, the vibrant sense of community among the students and faculty provided a supportive yet challenging environment for my graduate studies. The weekly research seminars combined with specialized courses helped me to acquire the necessary skills and experiences to conduct rigorous and meaningful research. Outside of the classroom, the department’s strong links with the Waterloo community also afforded opportunities to engage in community outreach initiatives and knowledge translation.
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