Getting Started in Academia
- Brian shares helpful advice with young researchers interested in finding a career in Academia, including pitfalls to avoid
Presenter: Brian Starzomski - University of Victoria
Brian is the Ian McTaggart-Cowan Professor of Biodiversity Conservation and Ecological Restoration in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. His research combines theoretical and empirical methods to examine the factors that determine species diversity in local regions. Most recently, the impacts of climate change on community composition and function have been a major focus of research. Brian completed his PhD at the University of British Columbia, and over the last few years has worked in tropical, temperate, and arctic regions.
This video is part of the International Polar Year (IPY) Early Career Research Symposium held in Victoria, BC, Canada from 4-8 December 2009. The event was a career development workshop that brought 100 international young Arctic and Antarctic researchers and mentors together for a series of career development training sessions to develop professional skills, work with senior mentors, and develop international and interdisciplinary collaborations.