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 […]
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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 […]
Science Resists Communication
There’s a stark difference between how universities and other scientific institutions handle the dissemination of their knowledge. To me, universities are often like dragons sitting on top of heaps of gold in remote mountainside caves. Who would make the fucked up voyage to Smaug when down […]
Becoming a Real Scientist & Returning to Canadiana
Hail and well met, blog readers! It’s been a while. One whole month to be precise. Which I spent working in the field collecting data for my Master’s research on weta, those crazy giant nocturnal crickets I like to think about! I unfortunately was not […]