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Researchers and Their Stories

Like many others who have traversed academia before me, my journey includes a lot of grappling with my own mental health. It is no secret that life as a graduate student…
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  • January 25, 2019
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No one prepared me for the worst possible outcome of a dissertation defense: Failure. Yet, after waiting outside in the hallway for over 90 minutes, I was certain of it…
I started my PhD at my host University. Like anyone starting anything new, I was excited! I thought I would be making a ground-breaking discovery in two years and…
Let’s be honest; getting published is not typically a walk in the park and it might require a lot of extra work. You might think that you have already put enough time…
I was first introduced to coding when I attended an introductory bioinformatics workshop in 2014. Little did I know that this was the beginning of my transition from…
Doing a dissertation is an emotionally draining process - a known fact! Despite having several different ways of coping, I sometimes find myself crying. And I am not…
This story has been shared by Sikander Shirazi, Visiting Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Karachi, Pakistan. Here, he talks about some of the most…
As I often do when I have an important day, I woke up with butterflies and nausea. I arrived at the building I’m going to be based in feeling very nervous and sweaty…
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  • November 27, 2018
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At the beginning of my grad school career, I would relax the entire Saturday and save all my work for Sunday. But this did not work for me. I would spend too much time…
I wanted to write about my experience of simlutaneously being a PhD student and a parent. There are sacfricies - my children and partner see a little less of me but I am…
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  • February 7, 2019
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