While spending almost a year teaching and researching about digital citizenship in the education sector, I have come across many interesting facts and recurring issues related to this matter. In the 21st century, we are irrefutably living in two worlds that are closely connected: the virtual world and the non-virtual world; however, for many, these two worlds are strongly bound and make up one ultimate reality.
After ample quality time with paint, I am much more confident about painting walls, wood, and large metal objects. Keeping the paint away from smearing all over my clothes? Not so much. (more…)
I cannot believe it is June already; summer is passing by so fast! I got a new project for the summer at my lab, centered around myofibrillar myopathies. For the project, I will be working extensively with mice (I will be removing specific muscles and various parts of the brain), which is why I spent 2 mornings this week in an animal workshop. In order to work with animals at McGill and the MNI, you have to get certified through a written test and participate in a designated workshops relevant to the techniques you will be using for the experiment.
Three cheers for the weekend! I’ve finished the second week of work. For the past two weeks, I’ve woken up at around 6 am, ate breakfast, and have gone to work for 7 am. At 3:30 pm, I leave work, get home, do some exercise, eat, shower, and eat some more. (more…)
So I just finished the last Campus Connect event last Friday, so this mean my role as a “McGill student ambassador” has come to an end… well, until next year! I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and highly recommend the position to anyone looking for a temporary, fun, on-campus job. Despite the fancy sounding position title of “student ambassador”, the tasks entailed are pretty straightforward.
Considering Grad School? It can be one of the most challenging and concurrently, rewarding experiences you can ever undergo. For some, grad school is an event that has been planned way ahead of time, and for others it is something you just find yourself falling into in between that period of graduation and finding your career. While everyone has their own reasons for applying and completing a graduate degree, going into the program for the right reasons is a major factor to consider.
As the end of semester has abruptly come to a close and summer classes have quickly started approaching, I have begun my ritual end-of-session reflecting. As mentioned in my bio, I am at the very end of completing my M.A. in Educational Leadership and am a few credits away from graduation. Grad school isn’t as terrifying as I thought it would be, in fact, it has actually been quite enjoyable so far! Is it for everyone? Definitely not. Throughout my future posts, I plan to share with readers both the highs and the lows of being a grad student, along with an abundance of advice and guidance regarding graduate studies.
So as you all know, I just finished my second year here at McGill in the Neuroscience program. But what you probably didn’t know was that for the past 2 months, I have been contemplating switching into the Psychology program. I have already applied for an inter-faculty transfer, but I have not been approved yet, so for now, I am still in Neuroscience. Honestly, I suck at decisions. I’m not the type that can just decide on something and move on. (more…)
So, today was my first day at my summer job. I’m working as a summer student as part of the summer lottery program in my hometown. Students apply, and are chosen by random draw. Around 1000 students applied, and about 120 students received jobs (more…)
It’s hard to believe that only a little more than a week ago, I was slaving over my notes, studying and cramming like every other student preparing for their final exams.
I am so glad those few weeks are finally over. Fast forward (more…)