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Friday, March 27th, 2020

Social Distancing as a Graduate Student: 5 Things I’m Finding Helpful

Hello Fellow Grad Students! Today I had my second class with zoom since we all started doing physical/ social distancing.  It was a new experience, but I found that it brought a small sense of normalcy and routine back to my week that I had been missing. It was also nice to hear how my classmates […]

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Books on My Leisure Reading List

Hello Fellow Grad Students! It has been some time, and a lot has changed since I last posted. I am wishing everyone the best as we navigate these changes together. As I find myself with more time at home, I am not short of school work to do, but I have also been picking up […]

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

Meet Sepehr!

Hello Grad Students! Welcome back to the Gradlife blog. This week, I want to introduce you to a fellow graduate student, Sepehr Sa ! Sepehr is PhD student in Mechanical Engineering, and we met at one of this year’s Grad Escape events. I wanted to bring another voice to the blog, one from a grad […]

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Maintaining Relationships in Grad School

Hello Grad Students! Welcome back to the Gradlife Blog. Graduate school, as I am sure you are aware, takes up a lot of time. When we have so many demands coming at us it can be hard to maintain things outside of school. As I speak to students in my program and also at grad […]

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Hey Grad Students, Let’s Talk

Hey Everyone! Welcome back to the Gradlife blog. This week I wanted to focus on something we all have. Mental health. I felt it was an appropriate topic for this week, since today is Bell Let’s Talk day. Today, Bell will donate money to mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable […]

Friday, January 24th, 2020

What advice would you give yourself at the beginning of your graduate studies?

Welcome back my fellow grad students! I don’t know about you guys, but I have had a stressful couple of weeks. It’s been the kind of stress that I wasn’t expecting. Different commitments both school related and personal, have unexpectedly popped up over the last little while. As I come to the end of another […]

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

The Benefits of Having a Hobby

Hello fellow grad students and welcome back to the gradlife blog – 2020 edition!  I hope that things are off to a good start in your semester, and that your resolutions (if you made anyway) are holding up so far. However, I plan to talk about a lesser known association with the month of January: […]

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

My Recommendations for Activities in Toronto- Holiday Break 2020

Are you staying on or near campus over the holidays? Is Toronto a newer city for you? Winter can be tough in Toronto, especially once the temperatures really drop and we get a lot of snow. I have grown up here, so I am used to it, but I understand some of you who are […]

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

A Motivated State of Mind

It is that time of year where there are final papers and assignments to write and exams to mark. Compared to time spent writing or in the lab, it can be much more appealing to get cozy in bed as the holidays draw near or join in on the various holiday festivities. Anyone else having […]

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Grocery Shopping on a Student Budget

As the semester comes to a close, that means the holiday break draws near. Whether you’re looking to save some money or find cost effective activities over the break – this post is for you! The holiday break is a great time to relax and regroup after a busy semester. It is also a time […]