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Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

This year’s Gradlife highlights

By: Georgia Maxwell, Gradlife Ambassador It’s hard to believe that I’m already writing my last Gradlife post–it feels like just yesterday that I started my MA, and now suddenly it’s April! While this year has not been, well you know, I had such a fabulous time being the Gradlife Ambassador and I’m so sad that […]

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

5 Things I wish I’d known before starting Grad school

By: Georgia Maxwell, Gradlife Ambassador In a few short weeks I will be done Grad School (and also being the Gradlife Ambassador). While my MA program was only one short year, I’ve definitely learned some things along the way. Since I can’t go back in time and share them with my slightly younger self, I […]

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Stress Scones! My favourite end of the semester baking recipe

By: Georgia Maxwell, Gradlife Ambassador It’s that time of the semester again where if you want to do any activity other than work you have to put the word “stress” in front of it. So in keeping with the tradition, here’s my special stress scone recipe that was passed down to me by my dear […]

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Some thoughts on our Grad Week

By: Georgia Maxwell, Gradlife Ambassador About the week Last week was Gradlife’s annual grad student week where we host a ton of events for grad students across departments. Our theme this year was “Optimize Your Grad Student Experience: Connect and Thrive as You Work Remotely” and our 7 fantastic events all centred around having students […]

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Little ways you can incorporate movement into your day

By: Georgia Maxwell, Gradlife Ambassador I have become a bit obsessed with watching those videos of chiropractors professionally cracking people’s backs, and this is definitely because my neck and shoulders are permanently sore thanks to my BFF laptop. While this post is sadly nowhere close to any sort of professional spinal realignment, here are some […]

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Grad Week 2021: Optimize your grad student experience

By: Georgia Maxwell, Gradlife Ambassador Our Grad Week is running from March 8th to 12th! Grad school alone can be overwhelming; grads work in high-pressure environments and have to juggle a lot… Research, TA responsibilities, jobs, relationships, children and maybe even job hunting! This year, it’s no secret that grad students are under more pressure […]

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

10 Breaks that take under 10 minutes—winter edition

By: Georgia Maxwell, Gradlife Ambassador Last semester, I wrote a post about the importance of taking breaks, no matter how busy you are. Even though this was a million years ago (but also somehow only 3 months?), I thought I’d revisit the topic because the advice still stands. This time around, however, I decided to […]

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

10 Tips for talking to new people

By: Georgia Maxwell, Gradlife Ambassador Last week Gradlife ran our Talking to New People Workshop for Grad Students, which for the first time focused on how to make connections in online environments. Even though I helped to facilitate the session, I was surprised not only by how much I learned, but by how many Grad […]

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

I’m Over It

By: Georgia Maxwell, Gradlife Ambassador This week marks my 18th Gradlife blogpost, and I’ve written a lot of “How-To” pieces so far: How to organize your life… How to get more sleep… and I was going to do the same for this one. It was going to be titled, “How to keep going even when […]

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

From PhD to TD: One alumni’s journey from academia to industry

By: Georgia Maxwell, Gradlife Ambassador For this week’s blogpost I interviewed Ryan Kealey, PhD, who is a Research Scientist, Design Research at TD. Dr. Kealey has a PhD in Human Factors from the University of Toronto, and we discussed how he moved from academia to industry and what tips he has for grad students who […]