A few months ago I wrote about two distinct ways of reading your pile of papers for your seminars: using an e-reader or printing everything out. After starting as a hi-tech reader, I experimented with the paper solution last semester and in this post I will explain some of my feelings about this experience and the… Read More I am a hi-tech reader!
The topic today is not about taking a break of your grad life activities and going out to have some fun and forget about your frustrations. Today the topic is ‘gamification‘, which is a kind of a buzzword that gained in popularity during this past year. While a whole industry is developing around the concept… Read More Can you make your grad life more fun?
So you just arrived in Montreal a few months ago and you’re overwhelmed with the amount of stuff you need to read, write and do for your grad studies. And it is starting to get cold outside (not today in particular, but still…). And you realize you barely had time for some fun. Don’t panic,… Read More Jumpstarting your social life in Montreal
I signed up for Movember and for the first time I’m growing a moustache, or a Mo. While grad students usually have a hard time donating (everyone tells me: “I’m broke”), you can still participate by letting your Mo grow and spreading the word. As for the girls, or Mo Sistas, there are also a few ways… Read More Movember
Reading is one of the main activities performed by a grad student and academics in general. In my PhD program in management, i have to read between 12 and 15 papers a week for my courses this semester, let alone all other readings such as book chapters, leisure books, blogs, e-mails, tweets, facebook news feed,… Read More Are you a high-tech or a low-tech reader?
Last week we had the screening of the movie PhD Comics at McGill University. For those of you not familiar with the characters, it is based on the comics of the same name created by Jorge Cham, himself a PhD from Stanford University. Although most of the jokes in the movie were extracted from the… Read More PhD Comics – the movie
Starting this year, the Desautels Doctoral Student Society (DDSS – Faculty of Management), has decided to will help in the organization and the funding of Intramural Sports. Their goals are threefold: “(1) to increase the feeling of kinship between PhD students, (2) to have fun and purify our bodies and mind, and (3) to improve the… Read More Life beyond books and papers