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Mercury research, sunshine and politics at SETAC in Florida

The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry World conference in Orlando Florida was well represented by current Acadia students and alumni from Dr O’Driscoll’s mercury research lab his year. 
 
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4th year Biology student and Arthur Irving Scholar discussing research with Minister McKenna

Federal Minister of the Environment tours KC Irving Science Centre labs and greenhouses

On Monday August 8 we were fortunate in having Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of the Environment, and Treasury Board President, Scott Brison, stop by for a whirlwind tour of the KC Irving Environmental Science Centre research labs and greenhouses. Minister McKenna took the time to chat with a number faculty and research students to learn about some of the environmentally-focussed research that is going on in the Centre.  

A few additional images from the visit can be accessed here.  

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Mercury research, croissants, and labour reform strikes in France

When undergraduate students profess an interest in conducting research, more senior students often take great delight in highlighting some of the difficulties of research; hard to satisfy supervisors, experiments that won’t work, unexpected setbacks, and endless revisions of reports and theses. But an undeniable reward for perseverance and hard work is the opportunity to see your name in print and communicating your hard won new knowledge to other like-minded students and scientists via publications and conferences. Specialized national and international conferences provide a collaborative environment where experts and students alike come together to share research findings, make new contacts, and possibly enjoy a brew (or wine in this case). 

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