We get so busy but it is important to take a break, connect with others, and see how your work fits in the greater picture. I had the opportunity to do this at a local outreach workshop on March 7th. It was an inspiring day and I loved the chance to see what others are […]
I know we are all too busy but sometimes you need a break. I’ve been unwell and spending a lot of mental energy on all the things that I wasn’t getting done. My wonderful husband set up a weekend in a small town on Vancouver Island. Taking a break helped me relax, reflect, and re-focus […]
I like curling and I like science. In 2012, I saw the chance to talk about both of them in a ScienceOnline session with fellow Canadian Marie-Claire Shanahan. How did these two disparate things fit together? Both science and curling can seem boring or confusing if you don’t know the language or the process.
Honestly, it is because I have a very common name – Catherine Anderson. According to my local pharmacist, there are 4 people with my name on my (long) street. I started using genegeek in grad school because every combination of my name was taken in email accounts. It seemed like a way to become unique […]
An elf found dead on the second floor of Science World. The greatest minds available came together to figure out what happened… The initial information: Santa and his elves were having a party at Science World to celebrate a successful Christmas and the promotion of the new head elf. Late that night, the newly appointed female […]
Happy Holidays! (re-posted for 2013) I never could have guessed that some of my reindeer photos would take me to such interesting places. In the summer of 2011, I took some photos of reindeer just outside of Longyearbyen in Svalbard, Norway during my trip to the Arctic. In December 2012, I got a request for […]
I’ve been having an upset stomach over the last 7 months. Looking back, it was fairly regular, with me getting sick every 3 or 4 weeks. But each time, I would explain it away: overdid it at Christmas, food poisoning, new allergies? But then I started to feel really unlucky with multiple food poisonings when […]