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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

  • 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.

  • Aligning your brand and culture within your team
    by Jonathan Thon on January 12, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    Once you know what type of brand you are aiming for, you can identify the values that your team should embrace. The post Aligning your brand and culture within your team appeared first on University Affairs.

  • Will 2021 be the year for improving mental health in academia?
    by David Kent on December 31, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    This past year has accentuated issues that needed to have some light shone on them and we should be very careful not to push them back in the darkness. The post Will 2021 be the year for improving mental health in academia? appeared first on University Affairs.

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