"I would like to see new ideas and enthusiasm"
The job involves using wheat plant genes as a defense against the pest the wheat midge. It is a pest that caused millions of dollars of damage annually in Western Manitoba. All midge resistant varieties do not require pesticide applications which benifot the environment. This work also involves many collaborators across Canada who are wonderful to work with.
AAFC is a very diverse and inclusive workplace there are all ages and many cultures represented within our organization.
At the beginning some tasks seem tedious however the longer you work with a program the more you see how important each step is in order to achieve results. Also even the things that are unexpected can turn out to be exciting in research.
I enjoy spending time with my family, our pets, walking, baking, photography and reading.
I would like to see new ideas and enthusiasm. I would like to learn what is current in what they are learning in their courses.