Dr. Manuel Lasalle - Candidate for President
I have been particularly delighted to be welcomed by the people of the PDA when I arrived here at SFU, and I feel that it is now my turn to welcome new postdocs! This is why I am now willing to be part of this, and to run for president of the PDA. Because I feel PDFs should know each other, and because we’d like to know who you are. Because I feel PDFs should share their experience with people beyond their fields border. Because I feel PDFs should gather as a real entity in the SFU staff, to be more visible and better considered.
But overall, because I feel PDFs should show the world that you can try to change it, and still appreciate a good refreshing glass of hoppy beer under a friendly warming sun, looking at the shimmering waves of a resting tide, while… [inner voice : “Wait!! Stop! Half of the audience is already asleep! What have you done!!! Time to wake them up!”]
To put it in a nutshell, long live the coffee social, long live SFU, and long live the PDA!!
Manuel “Manny” Lasalle.