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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 role of intuition and luck when starting a company
    by Jonathan Thon on May 20, 2021 at 11:00 am

    A startup company should only be focused on one idea at a time and learning to trust your gut when making decisions will help your team stay on track. The post The role of intuition and luck when starting a company appeared first on University Affairs.

  • A call for widespread adoption of universal MTAs
    by David Kent on April 30, 2021 at 11:00 am

    The current process for material transfer agreements involves way too much paperwork and puts unnecessary stress on both researchers and technology transfer offices. The post A call for widespread adoption of universal MTAs appeared first on University Affairs.

  • The benefits of hiring an executive coach
    by Jonathan Thon on March 18, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Rarely leveraged at academic institutions, executive coaches can provide invaluable insights and advice to principal investigators. The post The benefits of hiring an executive coach appeared first on University Affairs.

  • What I wish I knew sooner: highlighting gaps in early career researcher training
    by David Kent on February 26, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    There is a clear need for additional training at all levels, but uncertainty remains as to how to deliver it all in a fair and systematic way. The post What I wish I knew sooner: highlighting gaps in early career researcher training appeared first on University Affairs.

  • The importance of having a multidisciplinary team
    by Jonathan Thon on February 12, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    Part of being self-aware is recognizing where your strengths and weaknesses lie, and being able to fill those gaps on your team with those who will be both a good technical and cultural fit. The post The importance of having a multidisciplinary team appeared first on University Affairs.

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