I can’t change the state of the sidewalks, so I reframed my walk to work as an outdoorsy adventure – all that’s missing is a ski lift!… Read More Hitting the Campus Slopes
Tell me about your favourite kind of timer, and I’ll tell you who you are:… Read More What your choice of lab timer reveals about you
Who knew that all this stuff was hidden away in Montreal snowbanks?… Read More Signs of spring in Montreal: the snow bank reveal
Did you feel it? The sun is warmer, the days are longer, the streets are busier. It is not already here, but there are finally some indications that at some points in the next month or so (ouf!), spring will finally arrive. It’s one of the best times of the year! Because: Going outside to… Read More Reasons why a grad student looks forward to spring
The TA is a mysterious creature. Multiple types of TA exist, TA in the lab, TA in the class, TA in the conferences. Here, I will talk about the TA in the conferences*. The TA in the conferences is actually a grad student who transforms as a TA for normally 80-150 hours / term. He… Read More The mysterious life of a TA
Being a graduate student is sometimes hard, with the conference, paper to write, TAship and grading. But sometimes, it is also a lot of fun. Free food Food is everywhere. In meeting with the department, after a friend’s oral defence or conference or during a lunch with a supervisor. I really like when I can… Read More The perks of being a grad student
I am not saying that this is my desk… But how about a list of items for a proper graduate student’s desk: An air conditioner that really should turn into a heater because weather on campus is about to get crazy A lamp that never works but with minimal effort could work (you know you… Read More A guide to a proper graduate student desk for fall semester
Being a scientist is tough. There’s no two ways about it. It has huge rewards, but also involves a lot of dedication, hard work and Lady Luck. Late-night endeavours are frequent and don’t always lead to results. The system is slow, and publications don’t come easily. As graduate students, we are constantly under stress and,… Read More An Ig Nobel before a Nobel.