(1/2) “It was my friend Andrew Ward and I, we both wanted to pursue a career in healthcare, but we weren’t sure how to get started. When we realized that there was no infrastructure to support students to discover exciting projects in Atlantic Canada, we knew we should put something together. We spent a lot of time designing a model. It should accurately and objectively describe the research, and we wanted to highlight local researchers and to connect students with them. It was challenging putting an idea into action of building networks, creating a team, building a website, and much more. It has been one of the most rewarding difficulties we have ever undertaken. I learned a lot about myself, our team, how to create an organization and the publishing industry, as well as how to oversee a large project from concept to reality.”
Jeremy Slayter, co-founder and the current chair of The Atlantic Student Research Journal - a student-led initiative intended to facilitate knowledge translation, develop a student-scientists network, and create a central hub for research in Atlantic Canada.