For a long, long time, I wanted to be a CEGEP or university teacher. Academia has many problems, but most of the time this is the place I feel the happiest (thanks to my friends) and accomplished (thanks to the work). But as you know, there are few jobs and many, many candidates who want… Read More Working outside Academia
“the beauty of the world […] has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.” ~Virginia Woolf November. Autumn rolls over and clocks fall back. Our scarves and collars creep up to our ears while our eyes squint in the dying light. November. Readings have swamped us in earnest, and writings… Read More Oh, For Art’s Sake! Find some Hygge.
Crunch time: it happens to all of us! Since busier-than-usual times are inevitable, we may as well learn how to survive in the stressful periods that punctuate life as a graduate student.… Read More How To Survive Crunch Time
On Friday March 9, I attended Survival Skills for Scientists. An all-day event with keynote talks, discussion panels and workshops all focussed on one thing: careers in science. Presenters with diverse professions, from academia to private-industry, all spoke about the career paths they chose and how they got to where they are today. Here are… Read More What I Learned at Survival Skills For Scientists
GradLife McGill is proud to present a 3-part, guest blog series by McGill alumni Dr. Christopher von Roretz as part of #AfterGradLife. In his second post, Dr. von Roretz describes how teaching excites him and how this led him to a career as a CEGEP instructor. … If I wanted to fulfill that goal, of… Read More Finding What Excites Me
GradLife McGill is proud to present a 3-part, guest blog series by McGill alumni Dr. Christopher von Roretz as part of #AfterGradLife. In his first post, Dr. von Roretz shares what motivated him to pursue graduate studies in the department of Biochemistry at McGill. Shockingly, as a child, I didn’t dream of doing graduate research.… Read More From Ghostbuster to Graduate School
Olivier Sulpis, PhD student in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and 2017 winner of Ma Thèse en 180 Secondes, reflects on the impact of the McGill wide Ma Thèse en 180 Secondes / 3 Minutes Thesis Competition. Olivier Sulpis, étudiant en doctorat au Département des Sciences de la Terre et des Planètes et… Read More 3 Minute Thesis at McGill: Disseminating Research / Ma Thèse en 180 Secondes à McGill : Vulgariser la Recherche
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”
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”?