6+1 reasons why a graduate student should consider 3MT/MT180

It’s January, and this means several things: The weather is cold, the Montreal Island is covered in snow and ice, the Winter term has begun… and it’s Three Minute Thesis/Ma Thèse en 180 Secondes time! As it is explained here and here, Three Minute Thesis/Ma Thèse en 180 Secondes (3MT/MT180) is a competition in which graduate students… Read More 6+1 reasons why a graduate student should consider 3MT/MT180

I wish I could read a whole book without being distracted by the ideas I get

I just read Fannie’s post on how she struggles to find the time to write her thesis, and I couldn’t help noticing some similarities with my situation, in spite of the fact that we are at two different stages of our research—she is writing her thesis, I am defining and planning mine. Last year I… Read More I wish I could read a whole book without being distracted by the ideas I get

Why grad school is like training for a (half) marathon

April 15 is fast approaching, which means it’s almost thesis submission time for many of us. The process of putting the final touches on your thesis can be overwhelming, because you want to make sure that every detail is perfect, and that you’re very prepared. On the other side of things, as April 15 approaches,… Read More Why grad school is like training for a (half) marathon

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