Being a graduate student can be tough. A lot of your time is spent working solo in your lab, library, office. You have a lot less classes than in your undergrad so meeting other students can be tricky. Here at GradLife McGill we really try to create a sense of community and hopefully inspire you to get out of… Read More What is the biggest difference between grad and undergrad?
Don’t get me wrong, I love winter. Winter means snowmen, ice-skating, layers and Christmas! But it also means snow, ice and freezing temperatures. I just know that once the winter comes along I’ll be cooped up inside eating a lot of food and watching TV (and hopefully getting some work done). That’s why I want… Read More 5 Things To Do Before the Winter Comes
September is just around the corner and that can only mean one thing: the start of a new school year. So welcome back to the ‘ever-so rested’ returning grads and a huge warm welcome to new McGill graduate students! To celebrate, or not, depending on how you feel about the dreaded ‘rentrée des classes’, here… Read More What Made You Go To Grad School ?
Want to share your story? We are looking for grad students and post-doctoral fellows who are energetic, articulate and passionate about their studies and life outside of academia. Apply to be a blogger, video blogger and/or Instagrammer for our GradLife McGill Team. Deadline: September 15 Follow @GradLifeMcGill on Facebook and Instagram
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMoTHJ3gu3U So here it is. My first ever video. Actually, that’s only half true. I have made videos before but only the type you keep buried on one of your external hard drives in case the day comes when you want to show your children ‘what life was like when I was a teenager’. So… Read More A McGillian in Paris
Thank you for all the impressive applications you sent in to join our new #GradLifeMcGill Team! We cannot wait to introduce our new bloggers and Instagrammers to you! If you missed our first recruitment call, please keep an eye on our “Join” page for future opportunities. P.S. Follow GradLife on Instagram and Facebook to stay connected… Read More Thank you for your submissions!
Want to share your story? We are looking for grad students and post-doctoral fellows who are energetic, articulate and passionate about their studies and life outside of academia. Apply to be a blogger, video blogger and/or, Instagrammer for our new GradLife McGill social media platform. Deadline: June 15 – Apply here Follow @GradLifeMcGill on Facebook and Instagram
*** I just wrote a lengthy, thought-out post, then accidentally clicked on a link, and when I came back I had lost it all. I have no energy to write it again. Thanks, WordPress, for saying you have an auto-save function that doesn’t actually work. Aaaaaaarg. At least it’s not my thesis. Hm. Below is… Read More Tropical Tribulations, Final Episode: Small Fieldwork, Grand Finale.
Les dernières semaines n’ont, au niveau planétaire, pas exactement été joyeuses. Entre Gaza, la Syrie, l’Irak, le Soudan du Sud, et l’Ebola, on s’en retrouve à ne pas vouloir allumer les nouvelles. Mais, caché derrière les flash-infos sur avions perdus et terres débattues, il y aussi du bon! Des développements, souvent invisibles de par leur… Read More Tropical Tribulations, Episode 3: Time on Fieldwork Flies – but Brazil Flies Higher. [français]
According to rumours, something of importance came to end around a week ago in Brazil. Apparently. People still talk about it in the streets. It must have been a big deal. And indeed it was: after six weeks in Recife, the first half of my time in Brazil has come and gone! (Also: the World… Read More Tropical Tribulations, Episode 2: Half-Time. Fieldwork, fast and slow.