Hello, Darkness

This is a response to an article sent to my class: Graduate School Can Have Terrible Effects on People’s Mental Health It is December already. There is no time to thinkingly daydream, in these early-to-nightfall-darken-the-doorstep days. Instead, to dispel the darkness that thickens the blood like a Canadian plague, I will hang here a series of lines to ‘light/en’ the load… Read More Hello, Darkness

More Than a Student: an Interview with the Science & Policy Exchange VP Member Relations

In this second installment of the More Than a Student interview series, we explored what the Science & Policy Exchange does; what are some perks of getting involved; and how grad students and postdocs can get involved with this student-run nonprofit organization.… Read More More Than a Student: an Interview with the Science & Policy Exchange VP Member Relations

Everyday differences between Italy and Quebec–Part 4

We are at the end of the Fall term… many new international students moved here a couple of months ago to start their first term at a Canadian university, and other new international students will soon move to Montreal to start their studies here in the Winter term. And sooner or later, they will compare… Read More Everyday differences between Italy and Quebec–Part 4

How to Co-operate with Co-supervision

Not many students consider co-supervision for their graduate experience. Indeed, 2x the supervisors seems like 2x the work. But that is not necessarily the case. Being a co-supervised student, I’ve come to appreciate co-supervision as it benefits both my supervisors and me. Here are some tips and tricks I’ve accumulated over the past year on… Read More How to Co-operate with Co-supervision

The Liberal Arts under the spot this Saturday!

You are a student in philosophy? History? Literature? Or more generally in Liberal Arts? But though you have developed competences that are valued in many academic and professional fields, you may lack a concrete sense of available opportunities that lie ahead of you. If it’s the case, come to the 2018 Canadian Liberal Arts Fair… Read More The Liberal Arts under the spot this Saturday!

It’s OK to Compare Ourselves with Others – IF WE DO IT RIGHT

We’re constantly told not to compare ourselves with others. Conventional wisdom has told us time and again that comparing is bad for our self-esteem, our relationships, a waste of time… the list goes on. Challenge! Comparing ourselves is a natural process that we all engage in, and it can make us feel better and motivate… Read More It’s OK to Compare Ourselves with Others – IF WE DO IT RIGHT

Thinking about the future… with some help from CaPS!

It’s never too early to think about the future. Academia, industry or something else? Teaching, research, both, or neither? Same field, neighbouring field, or different field? The questions are countless, and if on the one hand we don’t have to have clear, immutable answers, on the other hand many graduate degrees are meant to train… Read More Thinking about the future… with some help from CaPS!