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!
To get the most out of your time here at McGill, I always recommend our MyResearch series of workshops, designed specifically for graduate students. Here are just five good reasons to attend McGill Library MyResearch workshops this fall: You will advance your research: MyResearch is not a one-size-fits-all series. We use our subject-specific knowledge to… Read More Your time is so precious, why spend it with librarians?
Being an international student, I feel shamefully ignorant when it comes to the Indigenous peoples who live in Canada. When I moved here, I did not even know that their struggles are not just history, but a complex, unsolved problem that is still present nowadays. Also, I had no idea that the Canada 150 celebrations for… Read More The Indigenous Awareness Week
As Laura and Sophie wrote about (and as you are certainly aware), it’s the beginning of a new academic year! I like to try, at least, to prepare myslef for the term. I want to be able to manage research, my TAship, extracurricular activities and have family time. Here are my few tips for that: I always… Read More Some tips to start a new academic year
Well maybe panic is a bit strong, but you gotta love alliteration. In any case, it’s that time again when my boss pops by almost daily to ask me where we are on my current paper. In many ways it’s a good thing, meaning that this one part of my research is almost ready to… Read More Paper Prep Panic
In the modern world, food has become a source of anxiety, identity, distrust and confusion. In our endless crusade for longevity, optimum health, better sleep, reduced levels of anxiety, improved cognitive performance, weight loss, self-fashioning, and eschatological ethics, we have become susceptible to a plurality of diets and curious eating habits. In general, diets tend… Read More Why Is Nutrition So Confusing? — Part I: The War on Saturated Fat
Summer is ending and fall is just around the corner. As Laura mentioned in her last post, it is time again to tackle the chores and be productive for school. However, I wanted to add how volunteering and doing new activities are also great ways to start the fall. This week, I began my semester… Read More New year, new ant-ventures!
One of the best things about summer is the ability to take vacation, one of the hardest is coming back to work after that vacation. About a month ago I told you I was off on an adventure. Now I’m back to work and off to a bit of a slow start. This is my thing… Read More And I’m Back!