Interview with Samuel Chan, Medical Student, on Medicine and Research

In our September 2019 edition of Leader in the Spotlight, we’re excited to feature our National Young Leader mentor, Samuel Chan.  He obtained his Bachelor of Science majoring in physiology and immunology at the University of Toronto, where he led UofT’s Stem Cell Club. Presently, Samuel is a 4th year medical student at the University

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10 Tips on Writing an Undergraduate Thesis

For undergraduate students, the opportunity to conduct research in an academic lab can be educationally beneficial and personally rewarding. Working on a thesis project can also help students figure out whether a career in research is something they’re interested in, while allowing them to gain valuable technical and critical thinking skills that will help them

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5 Commonly Asked Questions About Being a PhD Student

Unless you grew up in an academic family, most people have no idea what being a PhD student is actually like. Academia may not be for everyone, but whether you are a high school student or a 4th year undergraduate, here are some things you may not have known about pursuing a PhD degree. Money.

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Village People

I rarely share insights in this format; however, with my recent convocation, I was inspired to share my take on graduation. Village People is about the past, present, and future. It is about the people who have shaped who we are. I have been heavily influenced by my loving and supportive immigrant parents, whom I

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Our Opportunities Database has been Archived!

When the NSN was established, one of our pillars to our program was our opportunity database, in which we curated awards, scholarships, volunteer roles, and conference opportunities across disciplines. As the NSN has grown, our database has grown alongside it, and at its peak, we had 300+ active opportunities. However, at this time, we have

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How to Succeed in Medical School

After years of hard work, sacrifice, applications, interviews, rejection letters, and tears, you successfully earned that golden ticket offering you admission into medical school. I remember that feeling like it was yesterday, where the weight of the world is lifted off your shoulders, and you’re all smiles day in and day out. You’re now one

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Interview with Angelina Ge, Community Leader

Our first Spotlight of 2019 features Angelina Ge, a first year science student at the University of British Columbia, who also serves as an NSN Regional Ambassador. A recipient of the Burnaby Youth Citizenship Award, Angelina has served as an executive on numerous committees, including the director of the Sleep Tight club. In our interview,

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Fake It Till You Make It? A Reflection on “Impostor Syndrome” in Professional School

As a new semester dawns upon us, a new cohort of eager and motivated students begin their journey of professional school, in hopes of becoming (but not limited to) future physicians, lawyers, pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, audiologists, speech language pathologists…to name a few. We have often completed an undergraduate degree. Some have had

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The NSN Team’s 2018 Reflections

The National Student Network (NSN) has had a productive 2018- over the last year, we welcomed our new webmaster, Valerian Clerc, a McGill student, to our team! We’ve worked to build our Regional Ambassador team and in the latter half of the year, we’ve focused our efforts on collaborations with the Foundation for Student Science

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Julia (Da Hye) Kim, Innovative Heart Researcher and Scientific Outreach Advocate

In our latest Spotlight, we’re proud to feature our National Young Leader mentor, Julia Kim. As a University of Toronto MSc candidate, Julia is studying proteins involved in heart disease to identify new treatments. Julia is an avid supporter of scientific outreach- she serves as an editorial board member with the STEM Fellowship Journal, and

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