In continuation of our SCRC Journal club seminar series this year we
will resume our weekly meetings starting Friday November the 9th, 2018
just after SFN.
Please find the schedule for the 2018-2019 SCRC Journal Club series below.
You will notice we will have some invited speakers in addition to trainees.
Please, note our new time and location - it is 11am to noon on
Fridays in room 405 of Brodie Centre.
In our view the main objectives of having a journal club are:
Develop and hone critical thinking skills.
Develop a breadth of knowledge in the sciences related to spinal cord injury.
Creating a platform for the trainees and PIs to interact and get to know some possible collaborators.
To meet these objectives, and increase the possibility of interaction we thought of tweaking the format.
The presentation should be about a recent journal article or more relevant to the students' project.
When presenting a paper, questions that can be addressed by the student are:
Why this paper is of interest?
How is this paper relevant to your project?
What did this paper add to the field?
What are the shortcomings of the work?
What can be done differently or be the next step from this paper?
The presenter can use the paper to segue into their own data and techniques.
The journal club may be used to present data to get feedback on the
direction of their work or alternative understanding of their results
if the need arises.
It is expected of each trainee to be prepared to present in their allotted time.
In case of unavoidable circumstances,
trainees can arrange to switch their scheduled talks with another
presenter and inform us of any changes as soon as possible.