Educate Me: Surviving and Thriving in Graduate School

Educate Me, hosted by Brit Paris, is a podcast all about surviving and thriving in graduate school. Each week we talk with a graduate about their experiences in graduate school, their greatest challenges, and how they overcame them.

This week's podcast guest is Carey Viejou, an MA student at the University of Lethbridge studying children's agency in medical decisions. We chatted about starting grad school and establishing grad school habits.

My guest this week is Becca Mayers, PhD Candidate in the School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC. Becca studies cycling infrastructure and is also host of Dense City Podcast where she breaks down articles and books on the topic of cities with the researchers who write them. We chatted about selecting supervisors, managing timelines, and avoiding all the pitfalls that can keep you from completing your degree.

This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Julia Imanoff, PhD Student in Nursing at the University of Calgary, about the many hats she wears - mom, nurse, student, entrepreneur, student leader - and how she makes time and space for it all. 

Join me and my guest Viraj Muthye, Post Doctoral Fellow at Iowa State University, as we chat about how asking for help early on helped him to overcome imposter syndrome, how he created balance as an international student, and finding a love for teaching.

My guest this week is Ali Watts, PhD Candidate in Higher Education at Penn State University. We chat about transitions to and from graduate school and the importance of creating community.

This week I chatted with Jacob Lamb, a PhD student in Engineering at the University of Calgary. We chatted about life as an international student, a student volunteer, and the pros and cons (mostly pros) of being in a long term relationship while in grad school.

This week I chatted with Willem Klumpenhouwer, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto about balancing finishing a dissertation while serving as the VP External of the University of Calgary's Graduate Students' Association. We also chat about the writing process and how to get down to writing even when you have a busy schedule.

My guest this week is Viraji Bandara, a PhD student in the School of Architecture, Landscape, and Planning at the University of Calgary. We talked about what it's like to be a new mom in grad school.

This week I chat with Master's student Tori Arau about their experience of suffering a traumatic brain injury at the beginning of their program, how they're recovering, and what the future looks like now.

My guest this week is Dimas Adiputranto, a Master's student in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria. We talk about what it's like to return to school after being in the workforce.

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