《Science, Séance and Red Herring: Reflections on a life in microbial science II》__ Yiu-Kwok Chan

Easing into Public Service in Scientific Research 

As a public servant at the Research Branch of Agriculture Canada in Ottawa, I had little direct communication or contact with the public, which was handled mainly by management made up of administrators who had various previous research experiences.  Because of bureaucratic reasons, I was soon sent to take full-time French classes to fulfill the bilingual requirement (at the intermediate level) of the specific position.  Luckily, I satisfied this requirement on passing the first exam in the shortest possible time. …..

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