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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

  • 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.

  • Peer support is central to improving PhD student mental health
    by David Kent on January 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Guest writer Sarah Masefield explains why she created the "How to Thrive and Survive in your PhD" project to help postgraduate researchers connect and help one another. The post Peer support is central to improving PhD student mental health appeared first on University Affairs.

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