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Do you know where your funding comes from? In the Life Sciences at McGill graduate students are guaranteed a stipend. Whether that comes from external scholarships, internal awards or directly from your supervisor’s grants depends on a lot of factors. But where does your lab get the money for your reagents, equipment, technical support or… Read More Federal Research Funding – How much do you know?
While travelling for my research, I discovered something interesting: the notion of a «library» (aka, my second home) is not the same thing everywhere. By living in Québec all my life, I had this vision of a library as a place where anybody, adult or kid, can go and consult books. With a card, those… Read More A story of libraries and travels
Classes are over (for the moment), and summer is just around the corner. And now, a chance to take a deep breath and recuperate from the frenetic pace of the fall and winter terms. Time to waste long moments of time (moments, not hours or days). A chance to hit the road, find a beach,… Read More Summer Plans
It’s convocation time and I’ve been watching (in a non-creepy way) all the recent graduates running around lower campus in their caps and gowns. They all look so happy and their parents so proud. It was especially meaningful to see pictures of so many of my first batch of students graduating this year. (Congrats guys!)… Read More The Revolving Door of Grad School
Every year when I began to work on my home garden, I am reminded of the most amazing project that I initiated at the high school where I teach. A couple of years ago, a fellow teacher and I decided to start a community garden. It seemed like a great way to introduce a bunch… Read More High School Community Garden – An Epic Failure
You will say that I don’t know what I want, and maybe it’s true. A few weeks ago, I wrote about how having children is sort of slowing me in my studies. And it’s still true, since months away from school when I was on maternity leave definitely didn’t help me to read and write.… Read More Children and productivity : for the better or the worst?
Marie Currie, Albert Einstein, Watson and Crick, Banting and Macleod (and Best), Alexander Fleming, Linus Pauling, Planck, McClintock. The great ones who came before. This past week in Los Angeles, I was lucky enough to chaperone The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. At IISEF this… Read More Future Nobel Prize Laureates
I just had my last lab meeting, so that’s it. My two years of master’s work have come to an end, and it’s time for me to move on to my next chapter. Amidst the goodbyes with my lab mates and friends, my supervisor asked if this experience was everything I had hoped it would… Read More Pre-graduation thoughts
If you read my last post, you will know I attended a Public Forum on Genetic Testing last week, hosted here at McGill by the Science Policy Exchange (SPE). Firstly, I would like it say congrats to SPE for putting on a great event! I’m not sure I mentioned before, but SPE is a group… Read More DNA and Me (Part 2)
The term is over, classes are done. So, what is next? It’s time for a holiday. My list of reasons why I know a holiday is overdue, are the following: You get nervous when your computer is out of sight (what if someone steals it!!!). Your idea of going for a quick coffee includes a… Read More You know it is time for a holiday when…