Grad Students of McGill, You Have Nothing To Lose But Your Chains

At the end of my third year as a doctoral student my funding ran out.  I have lived in a beautiful apartment in Villeray for 40 continuous months.  I didn’t want to lose my spacious digs.  Hardwood floors, an extra bedroom that I use as a ‘home office,’ newly renovated everything (including Ikea kitchen): this is the best place I’ve ever lived in.  It’s also the most rent I’ve ever had to pay by myself, but I’ve done it with the help of a few TA jobs on the side.  My funding package was modest, nothing special or elite, just some good hard headed budgeting and a lot of hard work and I was OK.

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