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
What is the role of the ‘what-is-no-longer-there’ in shaping the present? How do anthropologists, and other academics, engage with residuals, traces, and artifacts? How do intrusions, differences, ruptures, and discontinuities speak to investigative areas of inquiry? Such questions will be addressed next Friday (March 21st) at the McGill Anthropology Graduate Student Association’s (AGSA) sixth annual… Read More Unconformity: the Sixth McGill Anthropology Graduate Student Conference
Three Minutes to Change the World “Fast paced” is practically the antithese of “Grad School.” When you think about explaining your research, doing it quickly is rarely part of the experience. Most of us are prone to panic attacks when our presentations are limited to 45 minutes, discounting the question period as optional. So what do you… Read More Event: McGill Gets Inspired by TED-Talks
by Tracey B Regimbal We’ve all heard of exam anxiety. We’re also familiar with puppy love. But have we heard of combining the two? Dalhousie recently raised a helping paw to facilitate their students during this stressful period. What did they do? A puppy room. Word: Puppy Room Def: noun A room filled with puppies.… Read More Dog Days
If you walk up University Ave to the Montreal Neurological Institute, you will see a stone plaque right outside the front doors with a quote by the famous Dr. Wilder Penfield – “The problem of neurology is to understand man himself”. That’s precisely what drew me to neuroscience in the first place. I’ve always imagined myself… Read More “To Understand Man Himself”
As grad students we are always looking for the perfect writing, reading, studying spot. The perfect spaces, places, and contexts in which to have our “aha” moments and get inspired. I’m one who likes change. I need transition. Sometimes I like a lot of white noise in the background. Sometimes I want absolute silence. Sometimes… Read More Boss Nova, an alternative to white noise.
The human potential is simply remarkable. When human go against each other they can create things like war. They can create the terrible circumstances that were the subjects of a few posts last week. But when humans work together, they can create wonders. At the Macdonald Campus, we created something of a small wonder this… Read More The wonders that humans are capable of
Choose Passion. Choose Dreams. Passion and Dreams. Two words that should be constantly circling in a loop in our minds. They should be the motor that fuels our daily lives, the oxygen we breathe and the philosophy we adopt. Simply because without them, life would be meaningless and flavorless. Follow your Passions. Doing a phD… Read More Choose Passion. Choose Dreams.
I go to McGill, but I do not live in Montreal! In fact, I never have lived in Montreal. That is because I go to the ‘other’ campus, the Macdonald Campus. Yes, I will get annoyed if you are from McGill and you spell it as MacDonald. 🙂 And no, it is not on a… Read More At McGill but not in Montreal
Why would you voluntarily commit to a project in which you have to make yourself sit with the computer for longer than you anyway do? Why would you write for the blog, as if you don’t do enough writing while trying to churn out a doctoral dissertation. And you don’t even get paid (when did… Read More Why Do I Write This Blog?