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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 […]

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Revisiting Approaches to Research

Hello and welcome back to the Gradlife blog! I am happy you’re here. This week’s topic is one that I am sure many of you are familiar with: research. A huge part of many graduate degrees is a research project. Rather than sugar plums, it might be visions of dissertations and theses dancing in your […]

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Get a Hold on Winter!

Last week I posted a poll on the Gradlife facebook page asking what kind of things you’d like to see on the Gradlife Blog: helpful campus resources, or fun/interesting things to do around Toronto. We ended up with a 50/50 split! So in the spirit of compromise, I thought I would tackle an obvious subject […]

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Here’s the Scoop on Grad Escapes

You may have been seeing posts on the Gradlife Facebook page about Grad Escape events. Perhaps you’re curious about what happens, or you’re not quite sure what they are all about. So, here’s the scoop. Grad Escapes are activities that groups of grad students can do together to take a break from studying (or escape- […]

Monday, October 21st, 2019

I’ve Got 99 things Stressing Me Out, but my Supervisor Relationship Ain’t 1

Welcome back to another week on the Gradlife Blog! I hope everything is going well so far this semester. Anyone else feeling the pressure of all the things that keep piling up? (*Puts up hand and waves it wildly*). The stress is real. At this point in the semester, it is more important than ever […]

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

An Attitude of Gratitude

Welcome back to the Gradlife Blog!  We’ve made it to Thanksgiving weekend! I hope that the long weekend provided time for some rest, sleep and of course, yummy food.  I find it fitting that this holiday acts as a bit of a midway point in the semester, and that it is a holiday which emphasises […]