Virtual Reality: Grad Student Perspectives on Taking Conferences Online

by Kayla Hamelin, Caelin Murray, Shannon Landovskis Advantages of Online Conferences – Shannon As a Masters student during the COVID pandemic, the majority of the conferences that I have attended have been virtual, excluding one in-person conference, the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research (CCFFR), in January 2020. As someone new to the world of conferences,Continue reading “Virtual Reality: Grad Student Perspectives on Taking Conferences Online”

On this Treaty Day, I commit to…..

By Megan Bailey Lab On Monday, September 28th, my son came home from grade 1 with an exciting announcement: his class had earned enough gems in their gem jar to be awarded a pajama day! He informed us we were to send him to school on Wednesday in his pjs. But actually the school hadContinue reading “On this Treaty Day, I commit to…..”

Reflections on the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research 2020

Guest Blog by Kayla Hamelin, PhD Student Less than two days after ringing in the new year (and new decade), I made my way into a meeting room to take part in my first conference as a PhD student – the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research (CCFFR 2020). After several years working outside of academia,Continue reading “Reflections on the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research 2020”

Fishy travel notes from Cabo Verde – guest post by Helen Packer

I recently came back from a small group of volcanic islands located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of West Africa where the sun shines everyday and rainfalls are celebrations, where landslides and volcanic eruptions are never too far in the future (at least in geological time), where the music isContinue reading “Fishy travel notes from Cabo Verde – guest post by Helen Packer”