GradLife Best Moments: The Lab Retreat

I don’t know who invented them, but lab retreats are awesome. This month¬†my research group had its annual¬†Winter retreat at McGill’s Gault Nature Reserve, I absolutely loved it, and I think these retreats will be some of the warmest memories of my years as a graduate student. To me, the term¬†lab retreat means three things:… Read More GradLife Best Moments: The Lab Retreat

6+1 reasons why a graduate student should consider 3MT/MT180

It’s January, and this means several things: The weather is cold, the Montreal Island is covered in snow and ice, the Winter term has begun… and it’s Three Minute Thesis/Ma Th√®se en 180 Secondes time! As it is explained here¬†and here, Three Minute Thesis/Ma Th√®se en 180 Secondes¬†(3MT/MT180) is a competition in which graduate students… Read More 6+1 reasons why a graduate student should consider 3MT/MT180

I wish I could read a whole book without being distracted by the ideas I get

I just read Fannie’s post on how she struggles to find the time to write her thesis, and I couldn’t help noticing some similarities with my situation, in spite of the fact that we are at two different stages of our research‚ÄĒshe is writing her thesis, I am defining and planning mine. Last year I… Read More I wish I could read a whole book without being distracted by the ideas I get

Six reasons why an international student should visit Quebec City

Being a student in Montreal is an amazing experience, and it is definitely pleasant to see that our beloved city was named the world’s best city for students last February. As an international student, I am really glad to live here, but I also feel that my experience wouldn’t be complete without some visits to… Read More Six reasons why an international student should visit Quebec City

The first time a graduate student… lives a conference

Wow. This was such a great experience! This is the second post of my blog series¬†The first time a graduate student… and, as I anticipated here, it is going to be on my first conference experience, here. Well, technically I already had some little experience of this kind, but this was my first “serious” conference… Read More The first time a graduate student… lives a conference

Human-Earth relationships: Let’s talk about them, here in Montreal!

October 2017 is a pretty exciting month, no doubt! Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A)¬†‚Äď the research partnership I am a fellow of, based at McGill University, York University and the University of Vermont ‚Äď and the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE)¬†are about to hold their joint conference: ECONOMIES IN AN AGE OF LIMITS: ¬†A… Read More Human-Earth relationships: Let’s talk about them, here in Montreal!