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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

  • Why a PhD fast-track can be a bad idea
    by David Kent on October 12, 2022 at 3:01 pm

    Earning a doctorate earlier may sound attractive, but there’s value in completing a master’s degree first. The post Why a PhD fast-track can be a bad idea appeared first on University Affairs.

  • Sustainable science: the future of high-quality research
    by David Kent on September 27, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    The scientific community needs to talk about the sustainability implications of our research practices and start implementing approaches to minimize our professional carbon footprint. The post Sustainable science: the future of high-quality research appeared first on University Affairs.

  • Early-career researchers need to be the change they want to see
    by David Kent on August 3, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    The status quo is not good enough, a new paper concludes. The post Early-career researchers need to be the change they want to see appeared first on University Affairs.

  • In search of The Black Hole’s next voice(s)
    by David Kent on June 13, 2022 at 2:56 pm

    We want to actively encourage a wider range of perspectives to represent early career researchers. The post In search of The Black Hole’s next voice(s) appeared first on University Affairs.

  • Year-end spending inhibits proactive planning
    by David Kent on April 12, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    Universities that frequently make additional funds available for a short period of time risk alienating new projects from early career researchers who don’t have large, established teams. The post Year-end spending inhibits proactive planning appeared first on University Affairs.

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