Once in a while, I read a book that stays with me for months after I’ve finished it. This was one of those books.… Read More Book Review: City of Stairs
Being a graduate student is sometimes hard, with the conference, paper to write, TAship and grading. But sometimes, it is also a lot of fun. Free food Food is everywhere. In meeting with the department, after a friend’s oral defence or conference or during a lunch with a supervisor. I really like when I can… Read More The perks of being a grad student
Being a student in Montreal is an amazing experience, and it is definitely pleasant to see that our beloved city was named the world’s best city for students last February. As an international student, I am really glad to live here, but I also feel that my experience wouldn’t be complete without some visits to… Read More Six reasons why an international student should visit Quebec City
There are many milestones in grad school, from the day you get your acceptance letter and you write your first scholarship application all the way up to the big one, writing your thesis and your eventual defense. Several bloggers have touched on their experiences on various evaluation milestones, such as Fannie’s take on comprehensive exams… Read More Grad School Milestones
Dreams of NaNoWriMo I first found out about NaNoWriMo – short for National Novel Writing Month – just over a decade ago. I was in high school, and secretly dreamed of writing novels about all kinds of strange situations and characters (some examples: a society living on the branches and roots of a World Tree in… Read More From NaNoWriMo to #AcWriMo: learning from failure
Wow. This was such a great experience! This is the second post of my blog series The first time a graduate student… and, as I anticipated here, it is going to be on my first conference experience, here. Well, technically I already had some little experience of this kind, but this was my first “serious” conference… Read More The first time a graduate student… lives a conference
Have you ever considered changing up your grad life routine for a year? How about moving somewhere you’ve never been, where people speak a language you’re not entirely comfortable speaking, and somewhere you don’t know anyone? If you see a graduate exchange from that perspective, it might be difficult to say yes to any of… Read More International GradLife: from Brazil to McGill!
October 2017 is a pretty exciting month, no doubt! Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A) – the research partnership I am a fellow of, based at McGill University, York University and the University of Vermont – and the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) are about to hold their joint conference: ECONOMIES IN AN AGE OF LIMITS: A… Read More Human-Earth relationships: Let’s talk about them, here in Montreal!
As it was Thanksgiving, and hopefully the last Thanksgiving I’ll spend as a grad student, I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on the things grad school has made me thankful for. I figured I’d try and find 7 things, one for each Thanksgiving I’ve spent as a grad student! The People: This is… Read More Thanks Grad School!
In the lab, nature can throw surprises at you and sometimes you can surprise yourself too. When a student comes to me with a sullen face and tells me they messed up or their results don’t make any sense; the first thing I tell them is that “mistakes happen” (as long as they didn’t burn… Read More Mistakes are OK