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!
When I was in high school, since I was in a very theoretical program, going to university and earning at least a Bachelor’s degree seemed the only reasonable option. Then, since I wanted to study a bit more, I decided to continue with a two-year Master’s, that in my home country–Italy–is seen as the most… Read More Is there a right age to be a graduate student?
Scientists (and all researchers), let’s be honest, the further and deeper we delve into our work, the less people we can talk about our research with. McGill Global Health Program‘s day-long workshop on April 27 Sharing Your Research and Telling Your Story (So People Will Hear It) reminded us that science matters, not just to… Read More Your Research is Your Story: Share it!
Life as a graduate student can be isolating, especially for those students who don’t need to physically stay in a lab to do their research, and thus end up spending most of their time alone. Luckily, there are many occasions to get in touch with some fellows, such as non-curricular lectures where you will probably find… Read More GradLife Friendly Moments: The Department Gatherings