Since I am studying History, I spend most of my days behind my books or my computer. When I hear almost all my GradLife colleagues talking about «the lab», I feel this is a secret word full of mysteries. So I asked Sophie Cousineau to help me understand what she is doing exactly in her… Read More The secret life of a lab grad student
We held our first Fall 2018 Meaningful Science session last week, which began with the Values exercise. Each person was asked to bring a meaningful object and we took turns trying to guess i) whose item it belonged to and ii) why it was meaningful to them. Items ranged from photos and jewellery, to everyday… Read More Reflecting on our values
Winter is coming… it will be long and freezing and slippery… but it is not here yet! And while we are going back to classes and looking for our missing McGill toque or right-hand glove, it’s not a bad idea to look at the Summer offers that are about to end, and perhaps take advantage… Read More A bit of fun before the Winter comes: One day at La Ronde
In this interview with Let’s Talk Science McGill coordinators, read about their involvement in science outreach and how graduate students – of any field of study! – can get involved… Read More More Than A Student: an Interview with the Let’s Talk Science McGill Coordinators
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