While lecturing is fun, it is also time taking and exhausting. I meant to write here about the process… but I am only writing now. As Sophie said, I had a crunch time. So, how was it to be teaching for the first time? Let’s look at the good, the bad, and the other stuff.… Read More Becoming a lecturer, part 2
Months ago GradLife McGill blogger Fannie wrote her post I found comprehensive exams… easy, and now that I have passed my comps as well, I’d like to echo her post with this one. My post will not be a list of recommendations—Fannie already did this very well, and I have little to add to her sensible… Read More I found compherensive exams… different
Ok, this is weird, or at least incoherent. I am the one who shared her annoyance caused by the people talking in the library quiet zones, and now I am preparing for my comps at the pub?! Well, let me clarify that I am not doing all the preparation for my comps at the pub—that would… Read More Preparing for the comps (also) at the pub
Crunch time: it happens to all of us! Since busier-than-usual times are inevitable, we may as well learn how to survive in the stressful periods that punctuate life as a graduate student.… Read More How To Survive Crunch Time
One of my best friends is Vietnamese. I grew up living, and eating, at her house almost half of the week. Her family cooks incredible food, and since I don’t go out often now (family, on a budget), I kind of miss those perfumes. But this week my colleague made me discover my new favourite… Read More Eating the best vietnamese on campus
As I wrote in Everyday differences between Italy and Quebec–Part 1 and Part 2, being an international student means being immersed in a different culture, and it’s amazing. In fact, for me it really is a dream come true. And like nightime dreams, sometimes it gets surprising, because no matter how much you prepare before moving to a different… Read More Everyday differences between Italy and Quebec–Part 3
Science diplomacy; a new buzz-word as of late that has combined two words that one does not usually see together. You may have heard the term and figured out what it means literally, but what exactly does it entail? Science & Policy Exchange‘s Student’s and Science Diplomacy 2-day workshop bought together the world’s of science, research… Read More So, what is science diplomacy after all?
It’s that time of year, spring cleaning! Join GradLife McGill in swapping your clean clothes, shoes and accessories with fellow graduate students in our first ever spring clothing swap. The event will take place at Thomson House on Friday June 8, from 4-7PM, swap your clothes and join us for a drink to kick off… Read More GradLife McGill presents Spring Clothing Swap
The grad student paradox (at least for me): a lot of time without strict schedule, vacations can be taken easily, but are not often taken. On the other side, when I worked, I was happily taking every day off I could in order to relax. I took, I think, eight days of vacations last summer.… Read More Vacations or no vacations, that is the question
Pint of Science is an international science festival that brings research outside the boundaries of universities by organizing speaker series in bars. This is a unique opportunity for scientists and engineers to share their work with a large audience of non-experts and for the public to hear about recent discoveries made in universities and meet… Read More Eager to quench your thirst for knowledge? Pint of Science is back in Montreal from May 14-16th!