Early Career Scientists often find themselves in vulnerable situations, so it's important to put systems in place for their voices to be heard. Danny Doucette explains how academic unions provide such a platform, but also how unionization is at times hindered by bureaucracy or lack of confidence.
Research can be incredibly rewarding, but there are a lot of hurdles along the way. Some of these relate to our environments and are difficult to overcome. In this post, Maria Sol Ruiz and Nalaka Wijekoon explain how to take matters into our own hands and step up to induce global change.
The difficulties faced by hard-of-hearing/deaf early career scientists not only come from physiological differences but also significantly from stereotypes that exist against us. What kind? Read about it in this article.
Science is difficult, but becomes even more so if you have a disability. In this interview, Dr. Mahita Jarjapu sheds light on her journey as a deaf scientist, sharing with us the biggest challenges in her career, and giving suggestions on how we can contribute to make science more accessible.
Lab bench too high? Lab jacket doesn’t fit? These common issues experienced by women in science may not come as a surprise after reading Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez. Here, we discuss our thoughts on this book and how scientific research has been built around the “Reference Man”.