Mentoring Papers in Science

McDonnell, J.J., 2017. Paper writing gone HollywoodScience, 355(6320): 102-102. DOI: 10.1126/science.355.6320.102.

McDonnell, J.J., 2016. Orchestrating a powerful group. Science, 352(6283): 378. DOI: 10.1126/science.352.6283.378.

McDonnell, J.J., 2016. The 1-hour work day. Science, 353(6300): 718. DOI: 10.1126/science.353.6300.718.

McDonnell, J.J., 2015. Creating a research brand. Science, 349 (6249): 758. DOI: 10.1126/science.349.6249.758.

McDonnell, J.J., 2017. The sustainable scientist. Science, 357 (6356): 1202. DOI: 10.1126/science.357.6356.1202

Post Doc Mentoring Lunch

Join Jeff McDonnell as he leads discussions around post doc and early career issues, including topics such as academic writing, grant applications, creativity, applying for jobs, research communication and creating a work-life balance. The event is held in Saskatoon, SK, Canada, but members abroad can attend via WebEx. Details in links below. 

2017 Schedule: September 19October 24November 21December 5

R Seminar Series Recordings

R is a powerful program for all types of scientific data analysis. Because R uses scripts, and is free, open source software (FOSS), it is also a very useful tool in doing reproducible research.

Global Water Futures and the Centre for Hydrology hosted a 5-part R Seminar series introducing the R program and how to use it. Below are recordings of these seminars.

  • Part 1: Introduction to 'R' - coming soon
  • Part 2: R Basics I - Working with Data - coming soon
  • Part 3: R Basics II - Automating your Analyses - no recording available due to technical difficulties

Other Early-Career Networks

The Young Hydrologic Society (YHS) is a bottom-up initiative to stimulate the interaction and active participation of young hydrologists within the hydrological community. Their website hosts a community-authored blog with varied hydrology-themed topics posts, interviews and research highlights.  They also have a very useful repository of “How to write a paper” presentations. More information about the Canadian branch can be here

YESS, the Young Earth System Scientists community, unifies international and multidisciplinary early career researchers in a powerful network, providing a voice and leverage for a better future to serve society. Join the network online to have access to the communities’ resources. They also maintain a list of conference and workshop, job list and awards. 

The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) is an international and interdisciplinary organization for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, early faculty members, educators and others with interests in Polar Regions and the wider cryosphere. They compile workshops, courses, funding opportunities, as well as opportunities for an early-career representative on various committee and scientific roles. There is even a Canadian branch!

Keep an eye out for university-based student group who also organizes awesome events:

Global Institute for Water Security (U. Sask)


For more information, visit their website here!