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In addition to his scientific publications, Dr. Thon is a regular contributor to University Affairs, the online publication of higher education in Canada. Read his latest pieces here.

Recent Articles

  • The financial cost of doing science
    by Jonathan Thon on March 27, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    In light of the current pandemic, it's worthwhile to consider the importance of both public and private investment in basic research programs and the growing role of science in our society. The post The financial cost of doing science appeared first on University Affairs.

  • Coronavirus and cancelled travel – some fringe benefits for researchers?
    by David Kent on March 13, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    We have an incredible opportunity to explore some new virtual conferencing solutions, and have team leaders be more present in their labs than usual. The post Coronavirus and cancelled travel – some fringe benefits for researchers? appeared first on University Affairs.

  • The importance of educating scientists
    by Jonathan Thon on February 24, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Academic mentorship is a very important part of the education and training of scientists, but it comes with its own set of unique challenges. The post The importance of educating scientists appeared first on University Affairs.

  • The biggest driver of scientific advances: people
    by Jonathan Thon on February 6, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    Many revolutionary advances in science can trace their origins to chance encounters between scientists from different areas of study that spark new ideas and thinking. The post The biggest driver of scientific advances: people appeared first on University Affairs.

  • What science should look like in practice
    by Jonathan Thon on January 21, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    It is very hard to practice science well, which is why it is so important to use the scientific method. The post What science should look like in practice appeared first on University Affairs.

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