Federal Research Funding – How much do you know?

Do you know where your funding comes from? In the Life Sciences at McGill graduate students are guaranteed a stipend. Whether that comes from external scholarships, internal awards or directly from your supervisor’s grants depends on a lot of factors. But where does your lab get the money for your reagents, equipment, technical support or… Read More Federal Research Funding – How much do you know?

DNA and Me (Part 1)

We’ve all seen those commercials advertising personal genome sequencing. Companies like 23andMe and Ancestry.com will sequence sections of your DNA and be able to extrapolate tons of information including, as the name suggests, your ancestry as well as genetic disorders and health risks. But while it’s very cool to find out that you’re 65% Ethiopian… Read More DNA and Me (Part 1)

Connaître (plus ou moins) la destination, mais pas le chemin

Lundi dernier, 14h. Je termine un Skype avec ma directrice. Je lui montre un peu où j’en suis dans mes recherches, un peu où je pense me diriger peut-être éventuellement un jour plus ou moins lointain. Bref, je ne sais pas du tout où j’en suis. Encore moins où mes recherches vont se diriger. J’ai… Read More Connaître (plus ou moins) la destination, mais pas le chemin

Why Montreal is Magnificent for Master’s Students

It’s official: Montreal was recently ranked as the best student city in the world. I’m not surprised. While I’ve only been a post-secondary student in two other cities (one in Ontario and one in Australia), both of which I liked very much, Montreal is the perfect city for my life as a master’s student. Why,… Read More Why Montreal is Magnificent for Master’s Students