Volume 8, Number 1


Turning scientific discoveries into real-world applications has been a longstanding practice. Two offices at McGill aim to make the process more effective by capitalizing very specifically on their partners’ strengths and areas of expertise. Read more »


Volume 7, Number 1

As students gear up for internship season, eight veteran McGill interns share their experiences and lessons learned. //


Volume 7, Number 1

rose-lyne mccall ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: AGE: 20 HOMETOWN: MONTREAL, QUEBEC MAJOR: CHEMICAL ENGINEERING INTERNED AT: FPINNOVATIONS PC OR MAC? PC Rose-Lyne McCall may be a self-admittedly sensitive person, but she knows how to go a_ er what she wants. Before starting her internship at FPInnovations, a not-for-profit forestry organization, the third-year chemical engineering student was hoping to [...]


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christopher nickels :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: AGE: 21 HOMETOWN: KITCHENER, ONTARIO MAJOR: CHEMISTRY INTERNED AT: RESEARCH IN MOTION FAVOURITE SCIENTIFIC CONCEPT: “WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN. IT’S NICE AND SIMPLE, AND EASY TO REMEMBER!” If Christopher Nickels could be any superhero, he’d want to be Superman. “He really has to know his elemental analysis if he’s to [...]


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alex walsh :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: AGE: 22 HOMETOWN: MONTREAL, QUEBEC MAJOR: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING INTERNED AT: BOMBARDIER AEROSPACE FAVOURITE SUPERHERO: IRON MAN. “I LIKE WATCHING HIS DESIGN PROCESS. AND HE’S GOT LOTS OF COOL TOYS.” Alex Walsh got a taste for high adrenaline while teaching gliding to air cadets — an appetite that came in handy during his [...]


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debbie wang :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: AGE: 19 HOMETOWN: CALGARY, ALBERTA MAJOR: NEUROSCIENCE INTERNED AT: SUNCOR IF I COULD LIVE IN ANY ERA, IT WOULD BE: “THE 1970s TO 1980s BECAUSE THAT WAS THE ADVENT OF THE DIGITAL AGE.” Debbie Wang is happy to call herself a science nerd. But after completing a performance analyst internship with oil [...]


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clarence leung :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: AGE: 20 HOMETOWN: LIVINGSTON, NEW JERSEY MAJORS: COMPUTER SCIENCE AND BIOLOGY INTERNED AT: CROWDSOURCING BIOLOGY PC OR MAC? LINUX. “BECAUSE IT’S BOTH FREE AS IN ‘FREE BEER,’ AND FREE AS IN ‘FREE SPEECH.’” Clarence Leung may enjoy indulging in a game or two of Angry Birds, but these days, the game taking [...]


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grant macneil :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: AGE: 21 HOMETOWN: LONG SAULT, ONTARIO MAJOR: BIOCHEMISTRY INTERNED AT: PERKINELMER FAVOURITE PIECE OF LAB EQUIPMENT: “AUTOMATIC MULTI-DISPENSE PIPETTE. IT SAVES SO MUCH TIME, IT’S MY BEST FRIEND AT WORK.” For Grant MacNeil, an Honours biochemistry, there’s an easy answer to the question “Sports or science?” Both. Growing up, he could be [...]


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claudia macedo :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: AGE: 22 HOMETOWN: PINCOURT, QUEBEC MAJOR: MATERIALS ENGINEERING INTERNED AT: RIO TINTO, IRON & TITANIUM FAVOURITE SCIENTIFIC CONCEPT: “MURPHY’S LAW. NOT VERY SCIENTIFIC, BUT SO TRUE.” For Claudia Macedo, working as a research and development intern with Rio Tinto, Iron and Titanium (RTIT) Metal Powders was an eye-opening experience and a confidence [...]


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martin ahrens :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: AGE: 21 HOMETOWN: MONTREAL, QUEBEC MAJOR: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING INTERNED AT: FPINNOVATIONS FAVOURITE SCIENTIFIC CONCEPT: “I’D HAVE TO GO WITH GRAVITY OR RELATIVITY.” It’s rewarding to see what you’re doing being applied to something useful in the real world,” says Martin Ahrens. The third-year mechanical engineering student spent his summer interning at FPInnovations, [...]