The Do’s & Don’ts of Writing a CV

Today, we are going to go over the basics of writing a CV, based on my experience with Principal Investigators (PIs). I hope this guide will help you with your scholarly endeavours in STEM. What is a CV? A CV or Curriculum Vitae is a summary of your academic and professional achievements, qualifications and accomplishments.

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Pharm Fresh: Exploring the Expanding Role of the Pharmacist

When you think of a pharmacy, what comes to mind? What about the role of a pharmacist? Most people think of a pharmacy as a depository of medicine and pharmacists as “medication experts”, who dispense drugs based on a set of instructions called a prescription. While filling and dispensing certainly does happen in the pharmacy,

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5 Ways to Boost Your Mental Health during This Pandemic School Year

As we embark on the new school year, we feel excited and nervous. However, during these unprecedented times, we may also feel dread arising from the uncertainty of COVID-19. In combination with the stress of a normal school year, the anxiety from the pandemic can take a toll on our minds, affect our academic performance,

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Interview with Owain Ruttan, UBC Student-Athlete

Our October 2020 Spotlight features Owain Ruttan, a top UBC student-athlete. An accomplished varsity rugby player, Owain has represented Canada as a 2018 World Rugby Under 20 Trophy in Bucharest, Romania. Previously, as a Rugby Ontario Junior Blues player, he captained the under 17 and under 19 teams in 2015 and 2017 respectively. Presently, he is

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Interview with Briana Tang, Emerging Business Leader

Our August 2020 Spotlight features Briana Tang, a recent IB graduate from White Oaks Secondary School and soon-to-be economics student at Western University with conditional acceptance to the Ivey School of Business. Briana has an impressive array of business competition wins under her belt (First Place in the 24-Hour Case Competition & Deloitte Pitch Challenge

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Study Tips for First Year University Students

In a few short weeks you will be embarking on a new stage of your life as an undergraduate student. For many students, this transition can be terrifying, challenging and sometimes overwhelming. In addition to adjusting to a new environment and potentially new living situation, students will be faced with new educational demands and new

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Interview with Stephanie Totten, McGill MD/PhD Candidate

Our May Spotlight features Stephanie Totten, an accomplished MD/PhD candidate at McGill University and recipient of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Frederick Banting and Charles Best Graduate Scholarship. Previously, she attained a Bachelor of Science in Life Science with a Specialization in Microbiology and Molecular Biotechnology and a Master of Science in Experimental Medicine

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Remembering Mohammad Hossein and Zeynab Asadi Lari

Today, the National Student Network (NSN) lost two remarkable members of the NSN National Young Leaders (NYL) Mentorship team,  Mohammad Hossein Asadi Lari and Zeynab Asadi Lari, in the crash of the Ukraine International Airlines flight near Tehran, Iran.  Mohammad joined the NSN in 2015. He was instrumental in developing the NSN’s regional presence in

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Interview with Heran Zhao, Musical Sensation & Diversity Advocate

Our December 2019 Spotlight features Heran Zhao, a graduate of Hammarskjold High School in Thunder Bay. A highly accomplished individual, Heran has won the 2018 American Protégé International Concerto Competition, and played at Carnegie Hall, while advocating for diversity and multicultural within her community. She is currently starting a non-profit for youth musicians. In our

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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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