Quelling the Inner Critic & Social Entrepreneurship

This evening I had the pleasure of attending a Social Innovation Exchange event, hosted by the ASCent program out of Communitech. The program and tonight’s event are both aimed at fostering students with an interest in social entrepreneurship, and helping them to create companies aimed at advancing human health, prosperity, and happiness in this complex…

The Constant Evaluation of Self

These days, I tend to write all my blog posts at once and schedule them to publish daily Monday through Thursday. It’s a model that works, though it also means that I’m writing in advance of certain life events. Perhaps, since I’ve written this post on a Sunday, things will look differently from a Thursday…

A Qualitative Space Cadet

Although I no longer consider myself to be deeply inured in the academic system, there are still days where I spend a lot of time thinking about the nature of research and the processes which go into interpreting and communicating the world around us. My graduate days, after all, are still relatively close behind me….

Your Citation, or Mine?

Over the last two days, I have brought the final (or, at least, second-to-last) set of edits on my thesis to a resounding finish. I now feel much more confident about the coherency and readability of everything that I was trying to say throughout the roughly 165-page tome. In the first few versions of the…

Redefining the “Gap Year”

Perhaps writing this post will be superfluous, but it will make me feel better. Today I went to Conestoga College and interviewed as a candidate for inclusion in the Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) program. It’s a program that I’ve been silently fascinated with for some time now; I have the ruthless desire to take…