I love attending conferences, yet, rare are the instances in which I find myself paying attention—being fully present, in the moment—to any speaker for the entire time that they are on stage. Perhaps it’s just me; perhaps it’s a symptom of something larger—that, as academics, we are never really taught how to present our research… Read More Breaking the mould to become a better presenter
I don’t know if it was a day per se, or a slow gradual decline. There were days I thought I could do it. The despair would seem far away – like just one of the normal ups and downs that accompany normal grad life. But then weeks of broken machines, inconclusive experiments and unsolved… Read More the day I quit
Are you mentoring a summer student? Here are some tips to get you started!… Read More Are you Mentoring an Undergrad? Start Here
One of the perks of being a McGill graduate student is the variety of workshops that are offered throughout the year. I once heard that there is a workshop to help you manage all the workshops! As we all know, graduate students have a lot on their plate – lab work, literature reviews, industrial meetings,… Read More Don’t miss MyResearch series at the library
Not many students consider co-supervision for their graduate experience. Indeed, 2x the supervisors seems like 2x the work. But that is not necessarily the case. Being a co-supervised student, I’ve come to appreciate co-supervision as it benefits both my supervisors and me. Here are some tips and tricks I’ve accumulated over the past year on… Read More How to Co-operate with Co-supervision
It’s never too early to think about the future. Academia, industry or something else? Teaching, research, both, or neither? Same field, neighbouring field, or different field? The questions are countless, and if on the one hand we don’t have to have clear, immutable answers, on the other hand many graduate degrees are meant to train… Read More Thinking about the future… with some help from CaPS!
Since I am studying History, I spend most of my days behind my books or my computer. When I hear almost all my GradLife colleagues talking about «the lab», I feel this is a secret word full of mysteries. So I asked Sophie Cousineau to help me understand what she is doing exactly in her… Read More The secret life of a lab grad student
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!