Posts Tagged ‘humour’

Right Turn: How tea and humour are effective in knowledge translation – Part 2

Author: Stacey Johnson, 07/07/17

You’re back! Whether you stumbled onto this post or you sought it out following my introductory blog about Knowledge Translation (KT), I’m just glad you’re here. Now that you understand what KT is (hint: click on the link above if you need a definition) and why it’s essential that academics share their findings in a…Read more

Right Turn: Valentine’s Day and the scientist

Author: Stacey Johnson, 02/03/17

The clock is ticking. Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away. If you are flying solo this Valentine’s Day, I give you permission to stop reading here. (But it may be worth your while to stick around a little longer; remember the trend of single women buying diamond rings for themselves?) Valentine’s Day, despite…Read more

Right Turn: A PhD in stand-up comedy

Author: Stacey Johnson, 01/06/17

“Biology is the only science in which multiplication is the same thing as division.” “Q: What did the conservative biologist say? A: The only cleavage I want to see is at the cellular level.” “Q: What did one cell say to his sister cell when she stepped on his toe? A. Mitosis”* Hunh? I’ve literally…Read more

Right Turn: Scientists on vacation

Author: Stacey Johnson, 09/02/16

As you may know, I’m not a scientist but I do occasionally go on vacation. While I do hope you miss my musings this week, I’ve left you with a little something that might make you smile. And in the event you were on vacation last week and missed Signals’ very successful blog carnival to…Read more

Right Turn Special Report: Competition rife in Canada

Author: Stacey Johnson, 12/25/15

This may come as a shock to many of you, but the land of lakes, trees, socialism and universal healthcare has a dark underbelly: the competitive nature of its academics. If you look to the regenerative medicine community, everything looks hunky-dory and, on the surface, very collaborative; after all, the Stem Cell Network is behind…Read more

Right Turn: Stem cell flash mobs and old favourites

Author: Stacey Johnson, 10/23/15

If you are a loyal reader of Right Turn (thank you!) then you will know that I scour the Internet looking for unique, thought-provoking, clever, peculiar (with a mega star thrown in to the mix), educational, funny, odd, intriguing – I could go on – items to feature. And let’s not forget all the excellent…Read more

Right Turn: Back soon!

Author: Stacey Johnson, 07/17/15

.   I hope the last two weeks of Right Turn made you smile while I was on vacation. I expect I’ll be back on the job next week feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, or I might be completely overwhelmed due to post-vacation workload. Still, it was worth it. Thanks for your patience and for sticking…Read more

Right Turn: The comic side of lab life

Author: Lisa Willemse, 08/16/13

. Life in the lab has its own peculiarities that are best understood by those who toil away for long hours, keeping cells fed and happy day after day. I can’t say I have first hand experience with it myself, but often hear about it from the many trainees connected to the Stem Cell Network….Read more