2017

Get to Know Rob Currie

What positions have you previously held leading up to your current role?
  • 2011- Present: Professor and Head, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • 2009 – 2011: Professor, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • 1995 – 2008: Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • 1991 – 1995: Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • 1989 – 1991: Postdoctoral Fellow, Pollination, Chemical Ecology, Simon Fraser University, Biological Sciences (Supervisor: Dr. Mark Winston)
  • 1989: Lecturer, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • 1986 – 1989: Research Associate, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • 1987: Special Academic, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

 

What initially sparked your interest in the life science industry?

Always been fascinated with biology.

 

Which leader in life science do you most look up to? 

John Free.

 

What advice do you have for anyone pursuing a career in life science? 

Find an area that you love and stick with it.

 

What do you do in your spare time? 

Curling, coaching soccer, building cottage.

 
What's your favourite Canadian dish? 

Fish.

 
What do you most value in your friends? 

Trust.

 
Which superpower would you most like to have?

Time travel.

 
What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Family.

 
Which living person do you most admire?

My spouse.

 

BONUS: Have you ever visited Manitoba? If so, what's your favourite thing about it? 

Long hot summer days and the people (Friendly Manitoba)!

 

 

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