Navigating an academic career
This event is presented as part of the ENCS Distinguished Speakers Series.
Jeffrey McDonnell will present early career advice on navigating a research career in an academic setting:
- The challenges faced by PhD student students, post docs and new assistant professors
- Tips developing a personal research brand
- How to write papers quickly and effectively
- A sustainable work-life balance
Read McDonnell's recent peices on this topic and come prepared with all your questions about life as an academic:
- The sustainable scientist
- Paper writing gone Hollywood
- The 1-hour work day
- Creating a research brand
A panel of Concordia experts will join McDonnell, in conversation with participants, to discuss on how we can implement Jeff’s advice operationally in our day-to-day work at Concordia.
Join Jeff, Ali and the panelists for refreshments following the event in EV 2.309.
This eventis free but registration is required for.
About the speakers
Jeffrey J. McDonnell is Professor of Hydrology and Associate Director of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan. Jeff is an internationally recognized scholar in hydrological science and has made fundamental contributions to measure, understand and model streamflow generation processes. He has co-authored ~250 articles on watershed hydrology and currently acts as the president of hydrology section of the American Geophysical Union. He is also a member of Royal Society of Canada.
Mourad Debbabi is Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies in ENCS and a professor with the Concordia Institute in Information Systems Engineering. His work is focused on cyber security, cyber forensics and privacy. Mourad holds the NSERC/Hydro-Québec Thales Senior Industrial Research Chair in Smart Grid Security and the Concordia University Research Chair Tier I in Information Systems Security. He currently serves as president of the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) Canada.
Paula Wood-Adams is the dean of Graduate Studies and a professor in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering. She has been an active member of provincial and federal funding agency peer-review committees including, the National Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ). She has also contributed numerous articles to scientific journals on her research focus: viscoelasticity, polymer science and crystallization, and has received over $2.5M in grants to support her research. Paula serves as a board member of John Abbot College.
Ali Dolatabadi is a professor and graduate & PhD program director in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering. Ali holds the Concordia University Research Chair Teir 1 in Multiphase Flow and Thermal Spray. He has been involved in a number successful international partnerships that bring together researcher and industry from across Canada and Europe to develop icephobic coatings for the aerospace industry.
Dominique Michaud is director, Research Development, in the Office of Research at Concordia. Before joining Concordia she served as institutional liaison for social sciences, humanities and creative arts in UQAM’s Service de la recherche et de la création. Dominique is vice-president of the Canadian Association of Research Administrators and a past president of the Association des administratrices et des administrateurs de recherche universitaire du Québec.
Ali Nazemi joined Concordia’s Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering in August 2015 as an Assistant Professor. His research focuses on water security and climate change, in particular understanding complex interactions between human and water systems under changing conditions.