Academic Bullet Journaling

Near the end of last summer I was beginning to feel that I was losing a battle with organization. There were too many projects to manage, constant updates to the courses I needed to teach, and increasing anxieties due to the state of our world. And then a friend introduced me to Bullet Journals. WhileContinue reading "Academic Bullet Journaling"

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Reclaiming My Time: New Rules For A New Year

In August I sat down and created a list of rules that I hoped would help me better manage my life-work balance and improve my practice of self-care. Given how I felt at the end of the semester, it’s safe to say that I have a lot of work to do in this area. TheseContinue reading "Reclaiming My Time: New Rules For A New Year"

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Reflecting On Fall 2020

As of Monday I submitted the last of the final grades for the fall 2020 semester, putting to an end one of the most bizarre teaching experiences I’ve ever had. While I’m normally happy to submit grades for courses I’ve taught, Monday’s emotional response was a mix of happy dancing, exhausted tears, and giddy laughter.Continue reading "Reflecting On Fall 2020"

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Congratulations Marshall

I am really excited to announce that Marshall Asch was recently awarded an NSERC scholarship in recognition of his academic accomplishments and his proposed graduate research. Marshall is currently completing his Master’s in Computer Science. While we’ve known about his award for several months, we weren’t allowed to celebrate it publicly until NSERC had releasedContinue reading "Congratulations Marshall"

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One Foot In Front Of The Other

It’s Monday, November 2nd. Today begins week 8 of the 12-week fall 2020 semester here at the University of Guelph. The exhaustion I felt four weeks ago has not let up. Everything, everything, absolutely everything is challenging in a way that I have never quite experienced before. I am raw and tired and drained, andContinue reading "One Foot In Front Of The Other"

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