"Traditional fields of study are going to continue to grow, and, in so doing, inevitably they will meet and create new disciplines. In time all of science will come to be a continuum of description; an explanation of networks, of principles and laws. That is why you need not just be training in one specialty but also acquire breadth in other fields related to and even distant from your own initial choice." This is a quote from one of my favourite scientists E.O. Wilson. It's a quote that I relate to wholeheartedly. It's also a philosophy that I formed early in my scientific career, although I couldn't have put it quite so eloquently. I'm currently finishing up my MSc in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology under the supervision of Dr. Jules Blais at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I'm studying contaminant and carbon history in lake sediment cores from several regions near oil and gas activity in northwestern Canada. Check out the following link for more information about my research: http://mysite.science.uottawa.ca/jblais/index_files/Page672.htm or feel free to contact me through twitter or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details on my research.