One semester later, it’s time to revisit those Academic New Year’s Resolutions – just in time for the Actual New Year!… Read More (Academic) New Year’s Resolutions Revisited
October 2017 is a pretty exciting month, no doubt! Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A) – the research partnership I am a fellow of, based at McGill University, York University and the University of Vermont – and the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) are about to hold their joint conference: ECONOMIES IN AN AGE OF LIMITS: A… Read More Human-Earth relationships: Let’s talk about them, here in Montreal!
I love to make New Year’s resolutions. It feels cheesy to admit it, but there’s something about starting a new year that feels auspicious, that motivates me to start new habits and hobbies. Beginning a new academic year gives me a similar dose of motivation and optimism, a desire to make new goals and meet… Read More Academic New Year’s Resolutions
As I said, I started a PhD with a 5-months baby at home. I thought I was alone in the world (ok, on the campus), but no! Last year, I don’t remember how, I learned that McGill has just created the Family Care Program. Because students parents are maybe not a big part of… Read More Yes, they exist! McGill’s resources for students parents
Somewhere between now and forever. That sounds about right. Isn’t that the gist of your reply to family members and friends who just don’t get why you’re still a PhD student? So much has changed in the world, and you’re still at it. I mean, how long does it take to write a thesis? Just… Read More The Writer’s Toolkit: 14 things that could change how you feel about writing
One aspect of our graduate student life at McGill that truly stands out as exemplary to me is the sheer number of resources in place to buttress our burgeoning professional careers. I am amazed that, even as a senior PhD student, I am constantly finding out about organizations, workshops and tools that I did not… Read More You’ll never walk alone: Valuable resources for graduate students at McGill
Another academic year has begun – offices and labs in our department are populated again, classrooms are actually being used, and there is a pretty good chance that you will have to wait in line for the photocopy machine (and, of course, the washroom). Despite the fact that, come September, our department is filled with… Read More All in one room: A day just for PhD students