The most recent Friday the 13th was an especially unlucky one. Here’s what it’s been like to deal with the disruption of having my building literally catch fire:… Read More How the McIntyre Fire Affected my PhD
Science diplomacy; a new buzz-word as of late that has combined two words that one does not usually see together. You may have heard the term and figured out what it means literally, but what exactly does it entail? Science & Policy Exchange‘s Student’s and Science Diplomacy 2-day workshop bought together the world’s of science, research… Read More So, what is science diplomacy after all?
Pint of Science is an international science festival that brings research outside the boundaries of universities by organizing speaker series in bars. This is a unique opportunity for scientists and engineers to share their work with a large audience of non-experts and for the public to hear about recent discoveries made in universities and meet… Read More Eager to quench your thirst for knowledge? Pint of Science is back in Montreal from May 14-16th!
Scientists (and all researchers), let’s be honest, the further and deeper we delve into our work, the less people we can talk about our research with. McGill Global Health Program‘s day-long workshop on April 27 Sharing Your Research and Telling Your Story (So People Will Hear It) reminded us that science matters, not just to… Read More Your Research is Your Story: Share it!
Last night marked the final lecture of Mini-Science 2018. This year’s topic of Women in Science at McGill (and beyond) featured some of the best of what McGill has to offer. The seven week public lecture series kicked off on February 28 with a quick history lesson on women in science at McGill by Elsbeth… Read More Women in Science at McGill (and beyond): Diversity Matters!
Scientists do research and governments make laws. Although these entities might not seem interdependent, grand challenges such as public health require efficient communication between researchers and the government, leading to evidence-based science policies. For almost 10 years, the goal of Science and Policy Exchange (SPE), an entirely student-run organization, has been to help bridge the… Read More Young researchers in science, bring your expertise to international diplomacy!
Is science broken? If so, how can we fix it? On Monday March 19, I attended the Science and Skepticism symposium at McGill, which aimed to answer this very question. As of late, there has been an increase in the lack of reproducibility of published studies within the field. Why is this? The current structures… Read More Science and Skepticism
On Friday March 9, I attended Survival Skills for Scientists. An all-day event with keynote talks, discussion panels and workshops all focussed on one thing: careers in science. Presenters with diverse professions, from academia to private-industry, all spoke about the career paths they chose and how they got to where they are today. Here are… Read More What I Learned at Survival Skills For Scientists
Being a fellow of the Economics for the Anthropocene project, I spend a lot of time reading and reflecting on the Anthropocene, i.e. the current epoch in which human activities are significantly impacting the environment (see, for example, here). I think about this most of the time, both as a graduate student, and as a human being: Our species… Read More When newspapers talk about your field… and confirm your worries
GradLife McGill is proud to present a 3-part, guest blog series by McGill alumni Dr. Christopher von Roretz as part of #AfterGradLife. In his much anticipated last post, Dr. von Roretz outlines four critical life lessons he learned from graduate school. Now that I’ve already stretched my introduction into 2 blog posts, I want to… Read More Be Responsible, Understand, Learn and LIVE YOUR LIFE