First week back as a doctoral student!

I had three or four orientations this week at two different departments – one at Politics, my home department, and the other at Equity Studies, which is where I’ll be TA-ing for this year.

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MScPl Year Two

It has been an interesting week “back,” even though I technically didn’t have the summer off as I was doing a reading course plus a TA-ship. My first few classes have brought into stark view just how lost and mentally checked out I was last year.

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MScPl Year One

It’s been really difficult. The mourning process is complicated and it ebbs and engulfs like the tide. I had to take a week off from school because I simply could not function.

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Lessons From A Laptop’s Death

I am nothing if not prepared. I have back-up plans, and back-ups to my back-up plans. I have become the kind of student who schedules the entire semester to the day, working with the way my brain functions and trying to make things easier for future-me.

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Why An English Major Wasn’t For Me

I am taking this summer off for the first time since January 2012. I’ve been at school nonstop from the semester I started, studying through the summers in an effort to finish as fast as I can – 15 months at Seneca College for the Joint Program with the University of Toronto, part time at UofT since […]

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