We’re constantly told not to compare ourselves with others. Conventional wisdom has told us time and again that comparing is bad for our self-esteem, our relationships, a waste of time… the list goes on. Challenge! Comparing ourselves is a natural process that we all engage in, and it can make us feel better and motivate… Read More It’s OK to Compare Ourselves with Others – IF WE DO IT RIGHT
Who is Suzanne Fortier? We know the name, we’ve seen her at events and receive emails from her office on a regular basis, but, what is she really like? After five years as Principal and Vice-chancellor of McGill, she remains inspired, motivated and excited to learn and help students learn. In an exclusive sit-down interview… Read More Exploring New Paths : An Interview with McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier
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”
Finally. The first day after I-do-not-remember-how-much time without feeling the need to wear my cap-and-scarf kit. That Sunday Parc la Fontaine was crowded, although the prevailing color was still brown. The warm sun and the barren surface were emerging from the last layers of snow that was melting because of the desire of the people… Read More Our story: “Paint”
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”
Last week I was talking to a fellow graduate student. This particular graduate student and I do not meet very often. Yet we share the bonds and camaraderie of ones going through their PhD programs. During the conversation we both realized that we do not know too many details of one-another’s lives, yet we could… Read More Reflections. And then some.