THE SUM OF ITS PARTS

THE SUM OF ITS PARTS

As a person who sometimes feels that they are forever in a state of ‘studentness’, there has come a time (or many) that I have…

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What are you doing after grad school? How about be an astronaut?

What are you doing after grad school? How about be an astronaut?

We all as graduate students get asked this question a lot; by family, friends, future employers, grant committees, scholarship committees, colleagues: “What do you want…

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To get to the other side: finishing the doctoral thesis

To get to the other side: finishing the doctoral thesis

I am 1 year and 3 months away from my thesis dissertation and defense deadline; the finishing of the PhD. For those in pursuit or…

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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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The Importance Of Outreach

The Importance Of Outreach

Policeman, doctor, lawyer, astronaut, accountant, teacher; while each of these professions are not all equally exciting to a child, there is some understanding about what…

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Being Left – A Guide To Staying Home When Someone You Know Is In The Arctic

Being Left – A Guide To Staying Home When Someone You Know Is In The Arctic

When your loved one takes off for the Great White North, there are a lot of emotions, worries and fears. However, as with any difficult…

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2016 East Bay Mainland Camp Letters are Here!

2016 East Bay Mainland Camp Letters are Here!

It’s year three of my field season for the PhD and I’m completely excited. I have confidence in myself more so than previous years; I’m…

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You know you love your job when.....

You know you love your job when…..

Being a biologist is awesome. You get to travel to fun places, admire wildlife and work with people who are just as passionate about nature…

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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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