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Students who are parents

Rear body shots of 2 adults holding either hand of a toddler, walking away from the camera.

I joined the university’s mentoring program in my first year as an HDR student. I am so grateful I was assigned my mentor. She has stuck with me through all the disruptions during my Ph.D. candidature.

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Weekend wanders

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A guide of things to do on the weekends when you don’t know what to do.

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Electoral bombardment

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Flicking on the TV or scrolling through Facebook lately has been giving me an election information-overload headache.

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And action!

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Lights, camera, action!

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Unmasking

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In the name of safety and protecting those around me from COVID-19, I readily accepted the mask mandates in 2020 and have gotten pretty comfortable with them since. But maybe… a little too comfortable?

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Graduation speeches

view from below of 6 students in graduation gowns holding their fingers in v signs together in a group

I do love autumn graduations. What I’d love more is to one day be graduating myself!

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Everyday social anxiety

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My social anxiety can heighten when I am least expecting it.

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Background noise

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Background noise is a great way that I de-stress. My favourite form of background noise... the Food Network!

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The tricky ticks of time

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Something I've noticed the last few weeks is the malleability of time and how easily it changes with my headspace. It almost feels magical.

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Magic of a bookstore

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I haven't been to a bookstore all year due to the pandemic and I forgot how much happiness it brings me.

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