Olivier Sulpis, PhD student in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and 2017 winner of Ma Thèse en 180 Secondes, reflects on the impact of the McGill wide Ma Thèse en 180 Secondes / 3 Minutes Thesis Competition. Olivier Sulpis, étudiant en doctorat au Département des Sciences de la Terre et des Planètes et… Read More 3 Minute Thesis at McGill: Disseminating Research / Ma Thèse en 180 Secondes à McGill : Vulgariser la Recherche
I was in middle school, and the teacher was explaining what a diary is, highlighting the total freedom we have when we write on our personal diary: we can write, draw, use some slang, attach pictures, have a spontaneous handwriting, and choose the cadence of our entries. Someone raised the hand and asked, in a… Read More That yearly diary entry
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
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!
“This will be the last year I TA” I’ve been saying this for the last two or three years. Yet every year I fill in the application to be a teaching assistant (TA) for the departmental undergrad laboratory course and submit it right on the deadline. And then I’m back. Why does that happen? Once… Read More This will be the last year I TA
Seven. Six. Five. Four. Three. Two. One. Zero. An open hand appeared, stopping people from crossing the street. Green circles let cars moving on, red ones blocked them behind the line. Finally I could reach the other side. On my way to a café where a friend of mine was hopefully waiting for me, hopefully… Read More Our story: “Coffees”
I was attempting to zoom up Peel the other day, going from the metro up to the Faculty of Education. There were McGill students everywhere, going up and down the hill. I was in a crazy rush, trying to move through the hordes of students as quickly as possible. And I kept having to move… Read More Brain Hacking
He had just got out from the twenty-five floors building when he realized that he did not care much about the outcome of that interview. He stepped forward towards the railing of the terrace in front of the entrance of the building. He was looking at his feet. How was it possible that he did… Read More Our story: “Traces”
No work Finally…I have declared a retreat from all activities involving lab work, school work or any associated word relating to “work.” This is indeed a surprise coming from a workaholic like me (if I say so myself…) The story behind Winter semester 2010 was particularly a hard one. With writing my thesis, editing and… Read More WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO DO THIS SUMMER?