November 5, 2018

A few weeks ago, I attended my Canadian citizenship ceremony. Applying for citizenship, learning the history and attending the ceremony, it was all a truly fascinating experience from so many different perspectives.

This blog seems particularly relevant at a time when T...

August 21, 2017

As a postdoc/grad student/ECR, have you ever wished that you could work from home on a regular basis? You have probably done this a few times, or perhaps you do it a couple of days a week. Do you find you get more done? It seems great, right? Many non-academic business...

July 15, 2017

It was back to the usual ‘new move’ routine – try to make friends, try to find collaborators, try to find funding sources, try to understand the system. It was hard coming back. Things had changed. I had changed. Going overseas and learning how other systems work leads...

June 30, 2017

That familiar twinge of excitement that comes with the prospect of starting a new position in a new institution was back! This time I was prepared, and I was a local so the process was far easier for me and probably much easier on my spouse! We got his 457 visa organis...