The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is an annual synthetic biology event that brings together teams from around the world to showcase innovative genetically engineered systems. Recently, we interviewed McGill University’s iGEM representatives, which comprise Liem Dam, Sarah Wu, Frank Zhang, Xinwen Zhu, Alex Paun, Peter Zacharidis, Chris Rafiaa, Emma Jameson, and Michael Byun.
Our October Leader in the Spotlight is Mohammad Hossein Asadi Lari, an accomplished third year student in the Honours Cellular, Anatomical, and Physiological Sciences program at UBC. Through various initiatives, Mohammad shares his passion for science and research. Mohammad is a founding member of the STEM Fellowship, a youth-run non-profit organization that aims to enhance
Written by Mohammad Hossein Asadi Lari, Michelle Chung & Varun Kundra If you are a high school student who is interested in taking that extra step in science or writing, this article is for you. At STEM Fellowship, we have developed an initiative, the Scholarly Writing Challenge, specifically to get you engaged in scholarly writing. What
At STEM Fellowship, we want to encourage accessible STEM education for high school and undergraduate students and having access to what other students have done is critical for that purpose. To this aim, we founded an open-access online journal: STEM Fellowship Journal (SFJ). STEM Fellowship is a Canadian Science Publishing client journal and is the only
Recently, I had the chance to catch up with Kyle Blaney, of SHAD, to learn more about their fantastic SHAD summer enrichment program for high school students. Learn more about this incredible program in our Q&A below! Natalie: Tell us about the SHAD summer enrichment program. Kyle: SHAD is a unique and intense summer program for high achieving students in
All the Right Questions: an Interview with Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour on Women in Science, Diversity and Life
According to Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour, a distinguished chemist and the Associate Dean of Science, Diversity at the University of Alberta, there are many traits that make a good scientist—but the fundamental one is curiosity. “The basic curiosity is what starts everyone off,” she says, “How do things work? And leading from that is how to recognize the questions that need to
Stem cells have the wondrous potential of developing into different types of cells. In many tissues and organs, stem cells can differentiate into more specialized cells, such as red blood cells or skin cells. As such, stem cells hold promise in repairing damaged tissue and represent hope for cures to a number of conditions, including