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TerreWEB Lunchtime Seminar. Dr. Iain Taylor

February 2, 2015

Dr. Iain Taylor: Supervision

 Thursday, February 5th

 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 Room MCML 170

 Everyone welcome!

We will have a bring your own lunch session with Dr. Iain Taylor this Thursday. Please note the time and place.
Dr. Taylor will discuss the keys for students in making choices that will be most comfortable and that the decision will be based on mutual understanding of the relationship of a mentor and a junior scholar..not necessarily student/teacher.
We know that Dr. Taylor will pull from his wealth of experience and have a lively discussion that we will all benefit from.

Iain E. P. Taylor was born on the Welsh side of the border with England at Chester in 1938.  He was educated in North Wales and at the University of Liverpool, where he received B.Sc. (1961) and Ph.D. (1964) degrees in Botany.  After 2 years high school teaching in southwestern England, he was a post-doctoral fellow and visiting assistant professor in the Botany Department at the University of Texas.  He moved to Canada and to UBC in 1968 and retired on January 1st 2004.  He is currently the volunteer Project Director for the UBC Botanical Garden.

Throughout his career he has been involved in scientific publishing first with the Canadian Journal of Botany and with the journal Cellulose.  From 1991-2006, he served as Assistant Editor-in-chief of the NRC of Canada Research Press.  In 1996 his research moved from plant physiology and biophysics to ethical issues in science.  He is an Associate Member of the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics and his current research interests include professionalism, scholarly publishing and ethical issues arising from new discoveries such as genetically engineered organisms. His edited book, Genetically Engineered Crops – Interim Policies, Uncertain Legislation, was published in 2007.

Since 1993, he has presented 60 “So! It’s time to write a paper” workshops at UBC, hospitals, industrial groups, and scientific societies.  These workshops have reached almost more than 800 researchers at all career stages.

He currently edits the UBC Botanical Garden Journal, Davidsonia, and has served on the editorial boards of Canadian Pharmacists’ Journal, BC Journal of Ecosystems and Management, and Journal of Mountain Science.  He is a former organizer of the Council of Science Editors Short Course for Journal Editors.

In his spare time, he sings in choirs and has just given up a struggle to rescue an old farm in the backwoods of BC.

The Spring Seminar Series Schedule can be found here.

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