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An InFORMal Gathering – Part 2

After my tour at the University of Ottawa, the day continued with a tour of the Radiation Protection Bureau facilities over at Health Canada on the south side of the city. After clearing through security, Drs. Jean-Francois Mercier and Michael Cooke, showed Cole and I around the lab spaces that are used by the Canadian Radiological Monitoring Network and where InFORM samples are run. Continue reading An InFORMal Gathering РPart 2

An InFORMal Gathering – Part 1

The last week of September was the occasion for our funder, the MEOPAR Network (stands for Marine Environmental Prediction and Response), to have its annual scientific meeting. The two day meeting was in Ottawa, ON this year and brought together ~350 scientists from universities spanning from Victoria to St Johns. It was an opportunity for everyone to give a brief (5-10 min) update on their research, to learn about new opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, and what the future may bring for growing the network of scientists over the next 5 years. Continue reading An InFORMal Gathering – Part 1