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Don't let the bastards grind you down: On being a female leader with Dr. Claire Cupples

January 08, 2015

Are you a woman and trying to get ahead in your career? Not sure how to do so? Or how to get over barriers that you feel may be linked to your gender? 

In this Brown Bag event, Dr. Claire Cupples, Dean of Science at SFU and MBB faculty member, will discuss her approach to illegitimi non carborundum, a mock-Latin aphorism meaning "Don't let the bastards grind you down" (source). She will share her thoughts and strategies on how to succeed in a man's world without giving up being a woman.   

This session is offered in partnership by the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology, the SFU Postdoctoral Fellows Association, and the APEX Professional Development Program with the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows. 

When: January 22, 12pm - 1:30 pm

Where: Research Commons, W.A.C. Bennett Library Room 7010

Register via this link.

Dr. Claire Cupples is a Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University and Dean of the SFU Faculty of Science. She received her BSc at the University of Victoria, her MSc at the University of Calgary and her PhD at York University.  She pursued post-doctoral studies at UCLA and has held academic and administrative positions at Concordia University, in Montreal and at the University of Victoria. Her research focuses on the causes, consequences and prevention of mutations in microbes and in humans. Dr. Cupples has taught university courses in microbial molecular biology for 20 years.

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