On a cold Sunday morning in September, I joined thousands of other runners in downtown Montreal to run my first ever half-marathon. During this race – the longest I had ever run, both in distance and in time spent continuously jogging – I noticed how similar a half-marathon can be to a PhD: They require… Read More 21.1 ways half-marathons are like a PhD
In this interview with Let’s Talk Science McGill coordinators, read about their involvement in science outreach and how graduate students – of any field of study! – can get involved… Read More More Than A Student: an Interview with the Let’s Talk Science McGill Coordinators
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
This winter break, I am faced with an evergreen question: will I work or not?… Read More Working over the break: points and counterpoints
Just over two years ago, I went to the Montréal SPCA with the goal of adopting a black cat (because black cats are adorable). As I walked around the cat room, a tiny dark tortie with huge eyes softly meowed at me from inside her cage. When the SPCA volunteer opened the cage to let… Read More 7 Reasons why getting a cat in grad school was a great idea
The topic of this blog is a most unpleasant one. When you are so caught up with work full time AND PhD full time, some things just slip away. Of course, you expect family to have your back. And mine does, with the exception of BRIDEZILLA. Here is the story: my niece, living in Vancouver… Read More When Grad School and Bridezilla are Incommensurate
Throughout my grad school experience working weekends has become more and more common place. What’s more is now I often feel guilty the weekends I don’t go into work, especially if the alternative is just relaxing at home. And I know I’m not alone in this. But my question is “Is that healthy?” And I… Read More What is a “week-end”?