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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 skillsets academic scientists need to start a new company
    by Jonathan Thon on July 20, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Most academic scientists are trained to believe that our skillsets and expertise are limited to our own academic focus, but they are completely independent of our field. The post The skillsets academic scientists need to start a new company appeared first on University Affairs.

  • 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.

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