1. Trying all the cafeterias on the Downtown Campus Options are not lacking in terms of food availability on our downtown campus. In addition of being affordable, the variety of food will definitely meet the diverse tastes of the McGillian community. So far, I’ve enjoyed Subway in the arts building, Tim Hortons near the Redpath… Read More 5 Top things I’m looking forward to this semester at McGill
Differing extensively from one other, classification of supervisors has remained a tedious task for most graduate students. Though some fictitious categories have been discussed in this article, your contribution to complete the list is more than welcome. The types are as follows: 1. Dr. Perfect – Neither too much, nor too little Supervisors categorized as… Read More Gradschool: Supervisors Theorem 101
It was 13:30 when I entered Centennial Centre and rushed to pick up my gown and academic cap. I was supposed to be there at 13:00 and couldn’t believe that I was so late on the most important day of my life. When I saw a long line of students waiting for their turn and… Read More Convocation ceremony at Macdonald Campus
Most often, fantasy books share common plots with evil forces raging and courageous, supernatural individuals battling to save the world. The characters are mostly vampires, zombies or wizards and in the long run it gets tiring and boring. After reading numerous pale imitations of J.K. Rowling and Anne Rice, I long gave up on fantasy… Read More Robin Hobb: A fantasy writer out of this world
No work Finally…I have declared a retreat from all activities involving lab work, school work or any associated word relating to “work.” This is indeed a surprise coming from a workaholic like me (if I say so myself…) The story behind Winter semester 2010 was particularly a hard one. With writing my thesis, editing and… Read More WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO DO THIS SUMMER?
The art of reading has always been my grand passion and varies from magazines, scientific papers, encyclopaedia and blogs to books (mystery, adventure, romance…). Over the years, I’ve developed a distinctive taste for a few authors, whose work I read religiously. After a hard fruitful day in the lab, or during insurmountable difficulties with lab… Read More Reading Susan Wiggs’s books – No Bookmark required
Being a TA forms an integrated part of my life as a grad student and has been one among my best and most cherished memories at Macdonald Campus. Though some considered doing the same course repeatedly over semesters boring, every semester felt like a completely new and enriching experience for me for a number of… Read More Gradlife: Being a Teaching Assistant (TA) at McGill
The language of love is well spoken among humans, especially on St-Valentine’s Day, but has remained hidden for certain creatures – particularly our pets and other animals. Whether this is because they lack speech to communicate or because we are oblivious to how to listen to them, the reasons remain unknown. However, some articles I… Read More When animals speak the language of love…
Being highly digestible with low anti-nutritive factors, it is not surprising that corn is known as the golden feed in the animal industry. However, since the new era of the corn-ethanol industry for biofuel production and increasing human population, divergence of corn to these users has been proliferating. The fear of animal nutritionists that corn… Read More Will Canadian Hybrid Pearl Millet be the new golden standard?
While 7000 years ago, cats were worshipped and believed to be signs of fertility and protection, in the medieval times they were labelled as creatures of doom, bad luck, evilness and associated with black magic. These contrasting phases of history still loom over us today and deeply influence our conceptions of cats as suitable pets.… Read More Cat Miracles: Can our misconceptions be unclouded?