Thanks for your interest. Here is what you can expect in the lab:
I truly care about people, and I love doing science. Likewise, grad studies and postdocs are demanding, but extremely rewarding endeavors. I aim at favoring the rewarding aspect over the demanding one by keeping the communication lines open, and remaining available to discuss any issue that could obscure the "fun" part of grad studies. As a supervisor I will help you develop your scientific skills as well as other soft skills (e.g. writing, giving oral presentations, networking), and will favor collaborations between the lab members as well as with other academic and extra-academic institutions. My goal is to provide a stimulating learning environment that will allow you to acquire a complete set of skills that you will need for your long-term carreer goals. Likewise, I expect students to be good team players within their lab and their department, recognizing that being involved in all spheres of grad studies is as important in obtaining a complete training than just "doing science". This means that lab members should contribute at build a stimulating environment by maximizing opportunities for day to day interactions.
Before we discuss, here are a few things to ponder;
What got you interested in grad studies? What are the main research ideas that you are interested in and how do they fit in the lab? What are your carreer goals? What particular skills did you develop that will help you in your future project? Did you identify potential sources of funding? Are you aware that Université de Montréal is a francophone institution, and that at least understanding some level of French would ease your stay in the lab? Please send me a letter of motivation addressing the above questions (and whatever other things you think are relevant!) and a CV and we can discuss potential opportunities.