Well-being

Falisha Karpati – Finding Your Place and Thriving in the AltAc Space

We always want to project into the future as the best possible version of ourselves. But we often fall into the trap of setting our goals based on what we’ve been told we should aim for, or what we see our neighbors aiming for. A big part of enjoying our time in graduate school depends…

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Inês Thomas Almeida – A Winding Journey From Biology to Musicology

We’re fresh into a new year, and this time of year is one of re-evaluation, decision-taking, and renewal for a lot of you out there. This week, you’ll hear Inês Thomas Almeida’s recount of 20 years starting in a biology bachelor’s and leading to a PhD project in musicology, with many twists and turns in…

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Drew Slack – Powering Through Change with Drive and Positivity

What happens when you have all your ducks lined up and the universe throws you a curveball? That’s the moment when you have to regroup, reflect deeply on what you want the new path that is opening up to you to look like and trace a game plan that will allow you to come out…

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Simon Moore – From Academia to Industry

In today’s life, your ability to pivot and to embrace new projects is key. You are actually expected to change employment on a 3 to 5-year cycle in the current job market. These pivots can happen between academic positions, between academia and industry, and between non-academic jobs. This week, we’ll be hearing from Simon Moore,…

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Filipa Carreira Barbosa – Navigating the International Student Experience

Many of us leave home for grad school, to another city or even to another country. Some end up staying after graduation, some end up coming back home. Being an international student can be an experience in freedom and independence, but the fact that you are far from family and friends may be challenging, especially…

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Fiona Robinson – Listening to Your Inner Voice

Imagine swimming 1.9 kilometers, then biking 90 kilometers through the hills of Mont-Tremblant, and then running a half-marathon. It may sound impossible or a task for super-humans… But people like you and me set out to do it, diligently train for months and months, and they do it – they complete an IronMan, or in…

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François Beaubien – Changer d’univers sans perdre le nord

En recherche, on apprend des techniques, des principes et un langage particulier. Dépendamment du type d’études que vous suivez, ce langage et votre domaine d’expertise peuvent devenir très pointus et quasiment hermétiques. Ce n’est pas pour autant que vous êtes pris au piège et que l’accès au marché du travail non académique vous est barré….

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