My master’s thesis is about 95 pages long. That’s a lot of information to reduce down to a two-page script that can be read in three minutes. But that’s what I did, along with 11 of the most inspiring young researchers I have ever had the chance to meet at McGill. It all happened on… Read More 3 minutes to summarize 2 years
As spring approaches, so do some important deadlines for graduate students. For many of us, we’ll be submitting an initial draft of our thesis in April, which is (eep) less than a month away! As I putter on, editing my manuscripts, polishing my introduction and conclusion, I can’t help but notice something I truly didn’t… Read More Formatting: An unexpected challenge of thesis-writing!
I’m sure it’s bound to happen to most graduate students during their thesis-writing days. It’s a feeling of deep discouragement. One that gets you to your bones, and makes you feel tired in a way that sleep cannot suppress.
After being offered an internship position at McGill’s Institute for Health and Social Policy (IHSP), I wondered what made my interview successful. To get a behind-the-scenes perspective on that question, I interviewed Ms. Denise Maines, the Student Affairs Administrator at the IHSP. Denise Maines was on my interview panel. Here are her thoughtful answers to… Read More Interview tips for landing your dream internship
The kitchen was packed with friends and family. The cat had just attempted, quite bravely, to jump onto the counter and eat the turkey. My mom was trying to dazzle her guests with anecdotes and drinks as my father rushed this way and that with charred ovenmits tending to gravy and potatoes and other piping… Read More There and back again
About a month ago, I wrote the first post of a two-part guide on how to prepare a good conference presentation. I had asked my colleagues to give me their best advice, as I had never presented in a panel session before. Well, now that the presentation date has come and gone, I thought I… Read More Preparing a conference presentation: Part 2
For those who are completing a master’s degree, a PhD, or a Post doc, and are passionate about teaching, working at a CEGEP might be a viable career strategy. Going to CEGEP is a rite of passage for Quebec students hoping to go to universities in Quebec before the age of 21. Established in 1969,… Read More Teaching at CEGEPs: How to apply and what to expect
How can women foster a work-life balance in their research careers? How do we make tough career decisions? Why do we sometimes feel we’re not good enough to be here? These are some of the questions that were tackled at McGill’s 2nd annual In her own words 2: Stories from Distinguished Research Careers. The speakers… Read More Concerns of women in research
Part 1: The Dos and Don’ts In approximately 21 days I will be presenting my first ever oral presentation at a conference as a graduate student. I have presented posters before but this is new, exciting territory. Instead of 3-5 minutes of floor time, I have 15-20! Instead of a single poster, I’m generously allowed… Read More How to prepare a great conference presentation:Part 1
Classics buffs and economics enthusiasts rejoice! There is a play on at the Theatre d’Aujourdui that is well worth your attention, and quite relevant to stigma and graduate research. Set in 2008 as the US markets begin to crash, the play tells the story of hedge fund agent (Luc Picard) and his relationship with a… Read More The risks and benefits of universal narratives