It’s here! Finally, after much toil, tears, contaminated cultures and countless hours on the cryostat, my thesis seminar date is set. Should I be excited? Yes. Proud of the work that I’ve done to date? Yes. Terrified beyond reason? Absolutely.
Good morning. My name is Manjari, and I am a foodie. It started when I was 17, the age that I started exploring the culinary “scene” in downtown Ottawa – late, I know, but better than never, right? I discovered delightful little out-of-the-way bakeries and patisseries with to-die-for pecan date squares, tiny sandwich shops, tea… Read More Food therapy
One of the greatest things abut being a gradate student is the diverse spectrum of opportunities that are afforded to. you From racing around a mall in a wheelchair as part of study, to “washing” brains for high school demos, volunteer opportunities abound and can add a bit of fun to your graduate experience.
A couple of years ago, I took a keen interest in playing the guitar. With the help of my brother and some friends, I started to learn, and picked it up fairly quickly, in part because my training in the violin many years ago. That summer, to my delight, I received a guitar for my… Read More Rock star
As February nears its end, and we move ever closer to an invigorating Spring, I can feel the dreariness of winter grad blues lifting off of my shoulders. Another year gone, and the new year off to a running start – do I sense the desire to pursue doctoral studies budding in my mind? But… Read More Challenge accepted
Reduce to mere words, Heartache, heartbreak and success? Thesis, let’s be friends.
An ideal Saturday night: getting together with friends, listening to funky music, sharing lots of laughs, and dancing the night away…in a one-piece snowsuit? Welcome to Igloofest.
There is definitely something to be said for a lazy day on South Beach. The warm, salty air caresses your face, the hot Miami sun bakes your skin, and a sense of absolute relaxation permeates your being. The crowd around you is dynamic and energetic, but somehow you can retreat into the private cocoon of… Read More Sun-soaked and rejuvenated: high hopes for 2012
I must say, these holidays are a welcome break from the stresses of the past 4 months! The fall has been long (and I mean loooong), full of presentations, committee meetings, class work and, oh yeah, research, all culminating in a grueling 3 weeks of work and mad-panic studying. We are nearing the end of… Read More Holiday cheer
You think about them all the time. You text and email them constantly, and forgo evening activities to Skype for hours at a time. You plan trips to visit months in advance, and count down the days with anticipation that would rival that of a 3 year old at Christmas. You miss them terribly and… Read More See you in 4 months