Our colleagues at StatisticsViews recently interviewed Professor Lehana Thabane about mentoring.
Professor Thabane was born and raised in Lesotho and educated in both the UK and Canada. Currently, he is a professor of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics and the director of the biostatistics department at McMaster University‘s Centre for Evaluation of Medicine.
He is a passionate advocate for mentoring as a way for experienced biostatisticians to pass on professional skills to students and new graduates. In the interview, he explains how he began mentoring students, the struggles of preparing young students with the necessary soft skills, and his proudest moments.