When I arrived in Quebec, it was incredible for me to see so many people from all around the world. I used to live in a relatively small town with only a few foreign tourists or residents, then listening to people talking in dozens of different languages just propelled my curiosity. “Where are you from?”… Read More Curiosity, Mistakes and Racial Microaggressions
Somewhere between now and forever. That sounds about right. Isn’t that the gist of your reply to family members and friends who just don’t get why you’re still a PhD student? So much has changed in the world, and you’re still at it. I mean, how long does it take to write a thesis? Just… Read More The Writer’s Toolkit: 14 things that could change how you feel about writing
In the last several weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of talking with prospective students who are interested in joining our lab here at McGill. When considering starting graduate studies, particularly when starting a doctorate, it is important not just to check out the website of your potential supervisor and future lab to see that your… Read More Future McGill Graduate Student?
You’ll never know if you don’t try. The biggest regrets you’ll have in life are risks you don’t take. There are a ton of cliché lines I can throw at you – but instead, I’ll share with you a little story about taking risks and receiving better-than-expected returns. I started my master’s only a couple of months… Read More Ask, and You Shall Receive
My mother always says that if you have a problem, you should voice your opinion and let yourself be heard, because you are rarely the only one facing that situation. However, I have found this to be a little tricky in grad school. Your peers are usually your best support group, and this couldn’t be… Read More Friendly support or expert advice?
As promised, here is part 2 of the two part series “the do’s and don’ts of choosing a lab/supervisor”