Robyn Roscoe, blogger of the month
Robyn Roscoe
Director of Management and Administration, BC Cancer Agency Genome Sciences Centre

Blog Posts by Robyn Roscoe

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Come Together

Waiting for the elevators at the BC Cancer Agency Research Centre, I see the plaque commemorating the Jambor-McCarthy gift to the BC Cancer Foundation. It includes their family motto: work hard, live well, give back. I’ve adopted this for my own mission statement, and try to exemplify these in my work at the BC Cancer Agency. Every day, I work hard to provide effective and motivational leadership to staff at the Genome Sciences Centre and throughout the Cancer Agency. To me, this means leading by example in all of my own tasks, but also working to create pathways for success for everyone...

We Can Work It Out

Over the past 13 years at the Genome Sciences Centre, I have led the development of teams of professional leaders, managers and coordinators, with the overall goal of enabling the best possible science and research and the maximally effective use of available resources. To maintain our vision and focus amidst the noise that research administration can sometimes involve, we have a mission statement: science, timeliness, respect. Dr. Marco Marra wrote the statement, and the management and administration teams at the Centre have adopted it as a set of guiding principles: Science and Excellence...

A long and winding road

Like most people, I’m sure; I had no idea when I finished school what I would be doing today. I’ve been fortunate to find opportunities to learn and contribute to science and research for many years now. When I came to Vancouver from Winnipeg in 1990, I worked for nearly 10 years in the field of environmental assessment, before moving into research, specifically the field of genomics. In 2003, I was very fortunate to be one of the first project managers at the Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre. My first day was April 1 st , just days prior to the publication of the genome sequence...

Research Enabler

I’m delighted to be this month’s blogger for the BC Cancer Foundation. Over the next month, I hope to share with a bit about myself and my enthusiasm and commitment to the incredible research work being done at the BC Cancer Agency. Currently, I’m the Director of Management and Administration at the BC Cancer Agency Genome Sciences Centre, where I’ve been a project manager since 2003. I’m originally from Winnipeg, but I’ve lived in Vancouver for more than half my life, arriving in 1990 shortly after finishing my BSc at the University of Manitoba. Most of my immediate family eventually...