Do you have many things to do instead of doing thesis work? Clothes to wash? Walk to take? Pen to buy? I personally did meta-procrastination by going to the event « Writings Strategies for Procrastinators » last Wednesday at Thompson House. It was organized by two graduate students in Educational Psychology. I learned there some… Read More Do you need help to write?
I had the privilege of being part of the “What I Wish I’d Known When I Started Grad School” panel for the incoming 2018 graduate students in late August along with GradLife editor-in-chief, Saima. The panel, as the name implies, was to provide new graduate students with information as well as tips and tricks about… Read More Peymon’s McGill Hacks for GradLife
Ah! The campus full of students after a quiet summer. The orientations, free food, nice weather. The meeting of old friends and new people. The slow time as a TA. The empty agenda (full after a day). Ah! The “back to school” time. It is the 24th year (!) I am living that, and it… Read More This is (I hope/sadly) my last back to school
New Academic Year. If you were thinking of making big changes, chances are you are making them now. If you are a new student (welcome!) and you are not a Montrealer (yet!), chances are you spent the last weeks looking for a place to live. And if you are a returning student, there is still… Read More The academic year is beginning: Do you have a roof over your head?
There are altruistic reasons to become a GradLife contributor – but let’s be honest, I’m probably not the only person who finds self-interested reasons more compelling than selfless ones. If you’re also someone who 1) wants to write and 2) finds selfish motivations persuasive, here’s why you should consider becoming a GradLife blogger: Because you’re… Read More 9 Good Selfish Reasons To Blog For GradLife
“Ad fontes” said humanists a couple centuries ago. They want to see the real sources, the real old-written works they were working on. In this age of digitalization, maybe we should claim the same, because so much can be hidden on an Internet copy of a manuscript. I discovered that this summer, when I went… Read More How to see the real manuscript (and not digitalization) highlighted my summer
I was looking forward to the Summer so much. Having a post-comps break, and then working on my thesis while enjoying the Summer on the island of Montreal: The festivals, the Paddle Mac, the many tourist attractions. Maybe also going swimming, or doing some one-day solo trips to Quebec City or Ottawa, or to some… Read More The joy of a Summer flu–or whatever disease this is
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Summer. The period of the year in which Canada isn’t mostly covered in snow and ice. The period of the year in which you generally need light clothes, and thus you can fit three weeks worth of clothing in your suitcase or backpack, while in every other season you would fit only three days. The… Read More Reflections of a solo traveller
Almost a month passed after the June summer term officially end. Even if I know that I will never teach the same class again, I wanted to make a list of the things that I would change, if that even happen in another world. On the syllabus, making crystal clear, like limpid like Fidji water,… Read More Being a lecturer : part 3