01 Oct 2015

October 2015 E-News

  1. 2016 Annual Users' Meeting: save the date, May 2–3
  2. Putting a stop to deadly brain wasting diseases
  3. Rob Lamb to present at Canadian Science Policy Conference, Nov. 25–27
  4. Tech Venture Challenge offers $50,000 first prize: deadline Nov. 30
  5. Photo competition to build connections between UK-Canada scientists
  6. Register for the CLS Annual Workshop for Teachers, Dec. 5–7
  7. New staff and now hiring

1. 2016 Annual Users' Meeting: save the date, May 2–3

The 2016 Annual Users' Meeting and workshops are scheduled for May 2–3 in Saskatoon.

Registration and more details on the location of the AUM coming soon. Visit the cls website for more information.

 

 

 

2. Putting a stop to deadly brain wasting diseases

Chronic Wasting Disease threatens populations of mule deer, white-tailed deer and elk throughout the prairies, and University of Alberta scientists are working hard towards finding a solution.

CWD in deer and elk, like Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle, is caused by the misfolding of a mysterious class of proteins known as prions. While researchers are not clear on their function in mammals, they do know that misfolded prions can cause devastating transmissible infectious diseases.

Read the rest of the science highlight on our website.

 

 

 

 

3. Rob Lamb to present at Canadian Science Policy Conference, Nov. 25–27

The Canadian Science Policy Conference is a national dialogue on science, technology and innovation policy in Ottawa Nov. 25–27.

On Nov. 25 at 3:30 pm, CLS CEO Rob Lamb joins a panel alongside designates from TRIUMF, SNOLAB and Compute Canada on the importance of large-scale science facilities as drivers for growing Canada’s future economy and fostering innovation in industry.

For more information or to register for the CSPC, visit the website.

4. Tech Venture Challenge offers $50,000 first prize: deadline Nov. 30

Have you got what it takes to make it in the technology industry?

Individuals or teams with a University of Saskatchewan affiliation (students, post-docs, alumni, faculty, and staff) are eligible to submit a technology-based business idea with the chance to win cash prizes and office space at Innovation Place.

For more information visit the website. Application deadline is Nov. 30.

5. Photo competition to build connections between UK-Canada scientists

This workshop is for high school and early undergraduate teachers interested in building a stronger connection between scientific research and education. It is the first step to participation in the Students on the Beamlines program. If you know of a teacher or professor that might be interested in attending, please share. Limited funding is available for travel expenses.

Register here.

 

 

6. Register for the CLS Annual Workshop for Teachers, Dec. 5–7

This workshop is for high school and early undergraduate teachers interested in building a stronger connection between scientific research and education. It is the first step to participation in the Students on the Beamlines program. If you know of a teacher or professor that might be interested in attending, please share. Limited funding is available for travel expenses.

Register here.

 

 

 

7. New staff and now hiring

Jignya Patel joins the AOD team as an electrical engineer, bringing with her years of experience in electronics and sound. Before joining the CLS, Jignya worked as a test engineer at Quadio Devices Pvt. Ltd in India, and most recently worked as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Regina. She received her Master's in electronic systems from the University of Regina.

 

 

 

Kamran Ali Ahmad Syed joins the CID team as a Controls Analyst. He most recently worked as a senior software developer/architect at Braintribe IT-Technologies in Vienna, Austria. Kamran obtained his Master's in computational visualistics from the Otto-von-Guericke-Universitat Magdeburg in Germany.

 

 

 

 

Juniper Willard joins the CID team as a Controls Analyst with many years of hardware and software design experience. He most recently worked as a senior embedded systems engineer at Angry Coders in Calgary. Juniper received his BSc in computer engineering from the University of Calgary.

 

 

 

 

Sarah Tastad joins the Finance and Corporate Services team as Contracts Administrator. She most recently worked at the National Research Council. Sarah has an educational background in environment, science and economics, as well as a paralegal studies diploma.

 

 

 

 

Rob Connatser will be leading the Project Delivery team as Manager. He joins us from Sweden where he most recently worked at the European Spallation Source. Rob received his MSc in physics from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

 

 

 

Now hiring:

Job No. 821 - Accelerator Physicist
Job No. 819 - Administrative Assistant (2 Year Term)
Job No. 818 - Financial Services Manager
Job No. 817 - Corporate Services Manager
Job No. 816 - BioXAS Science Associate
Job No. 800 - Machine Director

Please visit our careers page for more information.

 


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