The power of Art for Outreach- knitted birds!

The power of Art for Outreach- knitted birds!

For those that know me outside the academic world, know that I am a hobby-holic. If I can learn how to craft it, can it,…

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New Years Resolution for the planet and my progress

New Years Resolution for the planet and my progress

It’s 2018. It’s that time of the year where people, like myself, make those New Years Resolutions.What are the most common ones? Most common New…

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Coffee and a lap blanket; time to get reading

Coffee and a lap blanket; time to get reading

One struggle I have faced with graduate school revolves around reading; am I reading enough? Am I reading enough about the things I should be…

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Alive and Living Well

Alive and Living Well

Today is Oct 4th, and I’m sitting at a table in a loft apartment in Healy, Alaska, population 1,021 (est. from 2010 Census). One year…

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Life is too short to spend it counting red blood cells

Life is too short to spend it counting red blood cells

I wrote and successfully ran my first Macro….I have no idea what Macro means but I know it’s a piece of code used to perform…

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For a day when you're lost in your emails.....

For a day when you’re lost in your emails…..

Being a graduate student has it’s challenges. I’m finding most of my challenges are psychological; how can we get everything done we need to do…

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Out of the Office Reply

Out of the Office Reply

So the countdown is on. I have less than 24 hours before leaving Ontario, flying from Ottawa to Iqaluit- Iqaluit to Southampton and being dropped…

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The glory of snail mail: arctic connections

The glory of snail mail: arctic connections

So you’re leaving home for several weeks. If you’re doing research then time will likely fly and creep at various times. It’s those slow days…

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Heading to a remote camp? How much STUFF do you need to bring?

Heading to a remote camp? How much STUFF do you need to bring?

This post could only come AFTER my first field season to the Arctic. I’ve learned a lot about what to bring into a remote field…

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Gettin' Crafty: doing something other than grad work

Gettin’ Crafty: doing something other than grad work

Moving away from science and science-related topics, every once in a while you need to think about something other than your project, your grad work…

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