Hello my friends! Wow, I apologize that it’s seriously been almost a whole ding-dang year since I last posted on here. It has been a very busy time. I did various things: Finished an internship at the Calgary Zoo, which was an impeccable time! Was […]
Studying Marmots Using…Taxidermy?
Check out my latest adventure in the wildlife research world: helping the Calgary Zoo with a study on Vancouver Island Marmots! If you need motivation to click that link, just look at them:
Behind the scenes: wētā eating its moult!
A little video I cut together showing one of our adult male wētā eating his old moult! When they’ve just moulted, wētā appear a pale/white-ish colour. After a few hours, this male will turn brown again.
Biodiversity Blogging for Le Beagle
This project has been about 8 months in the works, and I can finally announce it now! I have been working for the Québec Centre for Biodiversity Science with a team of three other fantastic women to revive the student blog of the QCBS, Le […]
Dear New Grad Student.
Dear New Grad Student, I noticed my first gray hairs at 23 years old. Not coincidentally, the same year I started my Master’s degree. Grad school is touted as a monumental time of self-discovery, pushing your limits, meeting new people, and enriching your mind (for […]
An Unhealthy Obsession with Foxes
Whenever I draw anything lately it ends up being foxes? Maybe this is all part of my journey to find a very specific niche of art that needs to be filled: lupine cartoons. Oh, who am I kidding, for all your cute animal doodle needs […]
Small Aircraft: the Final Frontier for Civilian Transport Safety
Five years ago, my cousin Lauren Sewell died in a small airplane crash. Some accidents like these are just that: purely accidental, purely tragedies, purely blameless. But the surviving family members who do the work to understand what went wrong will tell you that these true […]
Guest Blogging on ZMEScience!
Check it out, I am finally publishing elsewhere than my homegrown free wordpress account! I wrote a guest feature for the science blog ZMEScience about the phenomenon of bachelorhood in the animal world. Why do bachelors exist? Why doesn’t natural selection stop this madness? Can […]
Your hobbies are your greatest assets.
There’s this weird story we tell ourselves that somewhere around the age of 20, we need to “grow up” and “buckle down” and “get serious” and “put in that hustle” and “find that thing” that’s going to define our careers and our lives. Around this […]
Vectorized Dragon Doodle
Trying my hand at using the vectorized drawing program InkScape…so far so dragon?
Pioneering a genre: where environmentalist films like Okja need to go next.
Last week Netflix released the unusual hit Okja, a film laden with environmental messaging and directed by Snowpiercer’s Bong Joon-ho. The film centers on a young girl named Mija (Ahn Seo-hyun) who has spent most of her life in the mountains of Korea raising a […]