Patrick Wu

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The 2019 Retrospective

Or: How I (Sort Of) Became Okay with Self-Employment Wow, I can’t believe another year has already gone by since my last year-end reflection. I feel like every year gets shorter and shorter. This past year has been incredibly exciting

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Four Alberta teams gathered for a photo at the 2019 aGEM competition.
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Alberta Teams Off to Boston for iGEM 2019

Ah, iGEM season. My favourite time of year. As I sit here in the airport waiting for my flight to board, I feel like I should take some time to share with you all what Alberta’s students have been up

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The Innovator’s Handbook

In March of 2019, the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research published the Innovator’s Handbook – A Guide for Graduate Students, in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. This was the result of over six

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A Sustainable Dinner of the Future

Innovative ideas are permeating the Alberta zeitgeist. You can see it in action at the recent INVENTURE$ conference in Calgary, which brought investors, entrepreneurs, and service providers together to create solutions for the world’s most pressing problems. Innovative ideas aren’t

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Neuro Nexus: A Brain Health Hackathon

It’s been a while since I published anything, so apologies for that! There were a lot of exciting projects that I was working on recently that took up most of my time. (Hopefully, I’ll be able to share some of

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Canvas Kit Review: Patience is a Virtue

I was really excited to get my Amino Labs Canvas Kit in the mail, which came as a Black Friday bonus with the purchase of a copy of Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero. It’s been a while since I’ve worked

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Reflections on 2018 (and What’s Next for 2019)

2018 was a year of (rather unexpected) self-discovery. I had just wrapped up a contract in March. But I didn’t have anything lined up afterward, so here I was again, unemployed and directionless. During a time where I was pretty

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