academic confessions

Academic Confessions: Engineering an opportunity

A co-worker asked me one day, “Why mechanical engineering?” I ummed and ahhhed for  a minute and realized that I had no answer. I had no idea why I chose…

Lessons on learning

The end of semester is full of paradoxes—the light at the end of the tunnel can be easily overshadowed by the remaining to-do list. Weeks seem to fly by, but…

Decolonizing questions, de-quantifying blood

In this article, I want to discuss a question that I have been asked more times than I can count: “How much Aboriginal are you?” Just writing the words, my…

Raising your hand

Unleashing your inner Carrie Bradshaw

Running circles around a packed schedule

Being a varsity athlete has taught me how important it is to stay organized and on top of things. It has definitely been a learning curve and even in my…