The last few days, I have been completely absorbed in puzzling out some code for my analysis. As I work in an open office, I find that the times that I need to dive deep into the world of programming, I require a constant stream of sounds to isolate me from the distracting goings-ons of … More Music for coding
Hello lovelies! I am super excited to announce my latest project, which brings together two of my passions: bicycles and mental health. Why mental health? Mental health is an issue that touches all of us, no matter where we are in the world. Mental health crosses border and affects everyone. Whether in secret or out … More Pedalling for mental health
While I have been LOVING sharing all my lovely travel photos and stories with you (and don’t worry, I will be winging off to another destination soon), I have been in London for 4 months and figured it’s time to give you a tiny update on my #PhDLife. I am still in the honeymoon phase – I … More #PhDLife: 4 month update
In an inspired moment of intense procrastination a few years ago, when struggling to write my thesis proposal, I crafted the following fake thesis proposal, to delight my fellow grad students who were similarly miring in the slog. My research objectives included: To examine the cross-sectional association between viral cat video viewing and measures of … More Viral cat video viewing has a moment in the sun!
I still can’t believe it is happening! As bits and pieces start to fall into place, I am so excited to announce that I am heading off on a big, shiny, new adventure this fall. I have accepted a position to do my PhD at University College London, studying the social and spatial epidemiology of psychotic … More Sparkling new adventures!
I have been excited about this for months now! Almost a year ago, my prof announced he wanted us to work on a very important research project, aiming to be considered for publication in the Christmas edition of the British Medical Journal. Once the research approach was sorted out, and with the incredible Mila Kingsbury … More Published: CARTOONS KILL (Xmas BMJ)
One of the most surprising things on my MSc journey was my choice of musical companions to accompany the massive amounts of studying, stressing, sweating, and swearing. Two years ago, I knew Taylor Swift, but just in passing – bopping along to a few pleasant songs on the radio. Our relationship started gradually – a … More TSwift: My thesis-writing doula
In exciting Monday news, new research from the APEAL lab has been published in CMAJ and I am one of the co-authors! Check it out here: Time trends in symptoms of mental illness in children and adolescents in Canada Research finds that most #mentalhealth disorders are not increasing among Canadian youth http://t.co/3JdzKdLdyA pic.twitter.com/Hh3EWDnsfq — CMAJ … More Published: Time trends in symptoms of mental illness in children and adolescents in Canada
A dear friend celebrated his quarter century birthday today, so we took the chance to sample some of the best eats in the 613 and took a wander through the park. First stop? Cafe My House. Wonderful vegetarian, gluten-free eats, and AMAZING coffee. (Made with a Hario Ceramic Dripper. I may need expand my coffee science … More A quarter century? A walk in the park!
It might be said that I am a bit of a coffee snob. I like it black, I like it bold, and I like there to be swirls of oil on the top, indicating the oh-so-fresh goodness of newly roasted beans. This love for the black magical elixir sparked at debate on my recent travels. … More The “science” of coffee: The imPRESSions study