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Science Atlantic Sessions for All: The Adjudication of your Discovery Grant Application

Science Atlantic Sessions for All (SASA) makes its return, featuring an informative session that welcomes early career and established researchers alike!

Have you ever wondered what happens to your discovery grant application when it is finally adjudicated by the selection committee? Join Dr. Christian Lacroix (UPEI) and Dr. William Whelan (UPEI) on Friday, September 15, at 12:00 pm ADT*, to find out their perspectives on what constitutes a strong Discovery Grant application.

Bill and Christian have served on multiple evaluation groups and will share their insight on important elements to cover and highlight in your proposal.

There will be ample time for questions during the session.

Hope you can join us!

*Please note, seats for this talk are limited to 15 participants.

Date and Location:

Friday, September 15, 2023
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ADT)

The Adjudication of your Discovery Grant Application: Committee Member Perspectives


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Dr. Christian Lacroix

Chair of the Department of Biology, UPEI

Dr. Christian Lacroix

Dr. Lacroix completed his BSc and MSc at McGill, and his doctoral work at the University of Guelph. Currently Chair of the Department of Biology, he has been a full-time faculty member at UPEI since 1990. Dr. Lacroix specializes in Developmental Plant Morphology and teaches Plant Science related courses. His research highlights relationships between morphologically different structures that share similar developmental pathways. His current research interests include leaf complexity in seed-bearing plants, developmental aspects of floral organ identity, and the biology of the Gulf of St. Lawrence AsterHe is currently chair of the UPEI Department of Biology. He has served on grant review panels for NSERC (Biological systems and functions 1502) and Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT).

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Dr. William Whelan

Department of Physics, UPEI

President of the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP)

Dr. William Whelan

A graduate of UPEI’s physics program, Dr. Whelan completed a Ph.D. in Medical Physics at McMaster University in 1996 and joined the faculty at Ryerson University, now the Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), that year. He joined UPEI in 2008 as a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Optics. His research is focused on the design and development of optical sensors, based on Raman, optoacoustic, and near-infrared spectroscopy, for biomedical and agricultural applications. He was chair of the UPEI Department of Physics from 2015–2021 and also chair of the Faculty of Science Research Committee. He has served on grant review panels for NSERC (Physics EG1505), the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (Innovation/I2I Programs), and CIHR (Medical Physics and Imaging).