The Tech-Savvy Luddite: Living Without a Cell Phone for 23 Years

*credit goes to Emilie Wapnick of Puttylike for her delightful self-description as a "tech-savvy Luddite", which I identified with immediately! You've probably seen them at some point. Articles on your Facebook feed, or popping up in internet searches. "How to Live Without a Cell Phone", "Life Without a Smartphone", "I Survived Without a Cell Phone … Continue reading The Tech-Savvy Luddite: Living Without a Cell Phone for 23 Years

Indigenous Languages and Comic Books: A Walkthrough of My Honours Thesis

I've had a lot of fun telling people about my honours thesis this year. Most of the time, when you ask a student about their thesis, you get a description of a research project or a study or, most likely, a big long paper they're writing. That's the standard for a Directed Reading/Honours Thesis; it's … Continue reading Indigenous Languages and Comic Books: A Walkthrough of My Honours Thesis

New Creations Festival 2017: Affirming Our Right to Experiment (Part 2)

Friends, the final New Creations Festival concert was by far the weirdest. On Saturday the 11th we were treated to a whole array of compositions, including a selection for harp and strings performed by The Madawaska Ensemble (inspired by both East Coast folk songs and contemporary pop music), a really hypnotic piece called Round by … Continue reading New Creations Festival 2017: Affirming Our Right to Experiment (Part 2)

New Creations Festival 2017: Celebrating The Alive and Weird (Part 1)

For the past week, I have been taking myself on dates to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Sounds bougie as heck, doesn't it--I don't know many people my age who are a) interested in concert hall music (one reason why I'm taking myself) and b) able to afford that sort of leisure. Usually anything that you're … Continue reading New Creations Festival 2017: Celebrating The Alive and Weird (Part 1)

On Finishing What You Started: Thoughts From a Soon-Enough Graduate

It's March now, meaning there's about one month left of classes. Then there are exams, and then--that's it. Graduation comes along, and I exit Glendon with my degree and in making that exit, I remove myself from the educational system for the first time since I was three years old. It's pretty hefty stuff. It's … Continue reading On Finishing What You Started: Thoughts From a Soon-Enough Graduate

Redefining ‘Work’: Thoughts from Glendon’s Leadership & Career Summit 2017

Last week was the 2017 Glendon Leadership and Career Summit. Every year around January/February, the Glendon staff and students work together to plan and organize a massive conference centered around leadership in life and in career. There are sessions about everything from resume-building to effective body language to building your personal brand to the philosophy … Continue reading Redefining ‘Work’: Thoughts from Glendon’s Leadership & Career Summit 2017

Sunshine for The SAD Girl: In Which I Combat Seasonal Depression With A Gratitude List

Today marks another full week without sun. It's been like this since January, which was apparently the darkest January on record for over a decade. We had about half a day's worth (12 hours) of sunlight in the entire MONTH of January. February looked promising, what with the dazzling first four days and their gleaming … Continue reading Sunshine for The SAD Girl: In Which I Combat Seasonal Depression With A Gratitude List