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Queer History Month

The fourth annual McGill Queer Research Colloquium is taking place on October 24th and 25th at the Humanities and Social Science Library. It is a forum that shares research regarding LGBTQI2+ (more…)

Figuring out What to Do After Graduation

Graduation brings up many questions intermixed with feelings of accomplishment. The years culminate in walking on stage and receiving that much sought after piece of paper, the diploma. Still, questions persist: Where will I live? What sort of job will I find? Should I pursue a graduate degree? Where will my friends find themselves? These are all important to consider. After all, the process of becoming a fully-fledged adult is understandably nerve-wracking. Pondering these very questions is what led me to speak to Corey Dickinson, a master’s student(MSc) in Development Geography, here at McGill University about his journey.

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My Fave GPA Boosters ~Totally Subjective ~

My favorite GPA boosters down below, you’re welcome! Disclaimer: This post is mainly directed towards Arts students as I feel like I can’t provide proper advice for students outside the faculty but if you stumble upon this post there’s some interfaculty pointers as well that I feel everyone can profit from so don’t leave just yet. (more…)

A Career in GIS

GIS is a system used to manipulate and visualize geographic data. There are many applications ranging from environmental protection to emergency response. It is an incredibly helpful tool that allows users to “picture” data and further analyze it.

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The Best Things I Did During My Graduate Studies

This will be my last blog post for CaPS (at least for now :), so I thought I would leave with a short list of the best things I did while completing my master’s and doctoral degrees at McGill.

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McGill Reddit: Your go-to virtual community!

Hey friends! As the semester is underway and midterms are coming up, there are so many questions about academics, events, on-campus resources, and everyday living that we are faced with! From my experience, it can be pretty stressful when I needed some advice about course selection just days before add-drop, or when my hungry self doesn’t have the time to ask around for where the samosas sales are on campus! From my first year at McGill, there were questions that I wanted answers to but didn’t always know where the get the answer from. Since McGill is a large school, I always wanted some way of connecting with the greater student body, and the best way to do so is through Reddit! (more…)

The Perfect Roommate-ship

Roommates – love ‘em or hate ‘em, we all probably have to deal with them. We’ve all heard horror stories about roommates who are exceedingly messy, who don’t respect your boundaries, ones that keep you up all night or, alternatively, wake you up every morning, or those who you simply can’t get along with. That being said, great roommates are 100% worthwhile and can be such an uplifting experience. Great roomies get to spend time together, cook together, celebrate together etc. while respecting one another as well. I’ve been through it all and one thing I can say for sure is that the roommate(s) you have can often make or break your university experience and that taking a few extra precautions can do more good than harm in the long run. (more…)

Journalism, Law, and Teaching: Max Bell School of Public Policy Professor Mark Lloyd’s Insight

 Mark Lloyd, a professor of professional practice in the Max Bell School of Public Policy, is addressing how students think about issues. In his Coms 362 Communication Rights and Wrongs course, he wants us to understand the policies at play that directly impact our lives. Working in journalism, he witnessed firsthand how communication policy changes altered the news. What people wanted to see wasn’t suddenly different, the structures providing them were. Besides a long career in journalism, Professor Lloyd worked as a lawyer, at a private firm as well as the Federal Communications Commission, the FCC. He was part of the Clinton transition team at the White House, involved with thinktanks, and a visiting professor at MIT, USC – Annenburg, and Georgetown University. His career is marked by pursuing his interests and searching for why things are how they are.

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Focus

October is around the corner, and now is the time to focus in on what is important. Staying on top of course work will prevent feeling overwhelmed, especially if you are working and/or volunteering at the same time. Time management can help manage your day, and help you figure out what is the most important task to complete that day. Writing to-do lists the night before will help you have a clear understanding of what you will have to complete the next day, and they really help me stay organized. (more…)

Tips and Tricks

 The semester is starting to get serious–October is almost here. Midterms are lurking around the corner. The inevitable summer or post-grad job hunt is looming. It’s important to remember ways to decompress, tackle your studies, and work on that job hunt.

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