Why Montreal is Magnificent for Master’s Students

Photo by Aleks Budarick.

It’s official: Montreal was recently ranked as the best student city in the world.

I’m not surprised. While I’ve only been a post-secondary student in two other cities (one in Ontario and one in Australia), both of which I liked very much, Montreal is the perfect city for my life as a master’s student. Why, you may ask? Well, let me explain some of my reasons.

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International Endurance – Roots

Instagram @gradlifemcgill Photo by @d_of_echo3

Instagram @gradlifemcgill Photo by @d_of_echo3

Christmas is probably the best occasion to talk about roots. And no, I do not mean beets and parsnips, but those inner roots that characterize all of us, whether you recognize or deny them. I mention Christmas because that day, a few years ago, represented the first occasion I had to go back home from Canada. It also fell right in the middle of the period in which I finally realized how deep rooted are some ideas, values, prejudices, stereotypes too, that is, our cultural background. Without even noticing.
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