We have an annual tradition in our lab to head up to the Queen's University Biological Station over Reading Week for a two-day Research Retreat. We discuss all ongoing projects in detail and use our hive-mind to map out research plans for the upcoming year.
We also enjoyed sunny morning coffee on Lake Opinicon, playing Codenames by the wood-burning stove, and of course, sharing meals and good conversation.
I had the pleasure of visiting the Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa this week, where I was graciously hosted by my good friend and colleague Allyson MacLean. I toured the shiny new labs of Gendron Hall and CAREG, and of course the rooftop glasshouse where I learned about the legumes that Allyson's group studies. I presented our ongoing work in their Departmental Seminar series and shared a wonderful meal with Ottawa's newest plant faculty: Allyson MacLean, Liz Brauer, and Marina Cvetkovksa. Thanks for the great visit, and see you again soon.