Being a graduate student means you know A LOT about one specific domain. Knowing so much about one thing, or a few things, makes it hard to talk with other people about. Most people might not know the first thing about your research, while you know the first to the very last. That’s what McGill’s… Read More Support McGill’s 3MT!
Ever speak with someone and not understand a single word they say to you? Then their incomprehensibility leaves you feeling like an idiot, and the other person treating you like one. Trouble communicating is a failure of both parties, not just the confused one. Being a student at McGill gives me countless opportunities to interact… Read More Don’t Talk So Good, Not Dumb.
I never thought I’d wish that I were a bird, but by the end of this post you might also. I exercise quite frequently, and though I’ve never been a big fitness buff (pun intended) I still make time to keep fit and healthy. Interestingly, not all species have to do that. Imagine… Read More Fit As A Bird?
Finally, a graduate student. Bet that means I don’t have to study anymore, right? Bet that means I don’t have to know huge amounts of information by specific deadlines, right?. . .Right? Damn. Fine, but if I still have to know things then I should at least learn things the right way. I read a… Read More Study better, not harder.
Do you feel tired? I know I’m tired. Did you get enough sleep last night? I know I didn’t. So what’s there to do? Well, do you remember the days when you were a kid and you used to nap? (insert something about how awesome those days were). What ever happened to napping anyways?… Read More Proof you should be sleeping at work!
We occupy the most rapidly evolving age of human kind to date, technology has started to become obsolete or outdated faster than my wardrobe. Big-shots in the technological field predict a fast approaching singularity of technological advancement; expect that to happen when computers start to design computers for designing better computers. During the interim though,… Read More Paper or Not?
Well, that time of year has rolled around again. That’s right, we’re getting into flu season. School’s coming into crunch time, working hard to get papers written and experiments finished up before the holidays. What could possibly be worse than getting sick at a time like this? So, don’t forget to get the influenza vaccine.
Being a grad student, being any student for that matter, or just being alive usually means there’s a lot going on and a lot on your mind. There are a myriad of ways to take your mind off things for a little while, but personally I love to read. To me reading takes me away… Read More Taking Down Time: Tiny Escapes
Part of being a graduate student is liberation! Finally, free of from the shackles of introductory undergraduate classes that are accompanied by the colossus that is studying. Regrettably, being a grad student also pins you into the category of very cheap labor. I personally felt an annoyance of three parts the day I found out… Read More Smoothing Out The Grind.
So how much did you hate that title just now? That, my friend, is what they call click-bait, pure and simple. As unwitting participants and harbingers of the modern world, we have created an endemic distraction environment that is both disappointing and infuriating. When scrolling through Facebook, even I disappoint myself by way of where… Read More Guy writes article, what he did next will amaze you. . .