Cohort Program Blog

  • Postdoc Perspectives: Q&A with Jonathan Bowen

    Authors: Bernie Cook
    Posted 13/03/2023
    cartoon image of earth as a face breathing out white and grey gas that also encircles the Earth

    Who are you and what do you do?
    I'm Jonathan Bowen, and I'm a PhD student at Western University studying philosophy. I'm doing a lot of work on investigating responsiveness, answering conceptual questions like what is a stimulus and what is a response? A stimulus isn't just anything that causally affects you, or impacts you, and a response isn't…

  • Postdoc Perspectives: Q&A with Clarissa Machado Pinto Leite

    Posted 20/01/2022
    Iridopelma seladonium spider photographed by Tiago Porto

    How did you get interested in science in general and in your area of expertise specifically?

    I think my choice to be a biologist came from positive experiences I had in nature. I had the privilege of growing up in a city where the natural environment, despite already being quite devastated by years of…

  • Organizing Interdisciplinary Research on Purpose

    Authors: Alan C. Love and Max Dresow
    Posted 18/10/2021

    The star-nosed mole is aptly named. Its distinctive snout consists of twenty-two tendrils ringing a pair of nostrils and, from some angles, the entire setup resembles a misshapen star. The tendrils are fleshy and look a bit like fingers and, like fingers, they have a certain “manual” dexterity. But…