Lawson Scientist Expands His Field of Research
When we think of “field research,” we picture scientists gathering samples and specimens from their natural environment. For Lawson’s Vivian McAlister, the field is a battlefield. In 2007, McAlister joined the Canadian Armed Forces. “I joined to assist in the endeavor overseas as a surgeon,” he says. “I believe that if soldiers are in harm’s way they have to have surgeons available to help in the medical care.” Since then, he has deployed to Afghanistan four times, and once to Haiti.
BENCH TO BEDSIDE. "Lawson Scientist Expands His Field of Research" 2012