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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…
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…
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…
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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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…
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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