Grad Scientists And Where To Find Them

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Synopsis

The peer-unreviewed podcast that gives a voice to research students. Take a seat with us and listen to graduate (wannabe) scientists tell you all about their work, their projects, and all the good and bad things that constitute a young researcher's life. No supervisor, no thesis committee: just a casual discussion, hosted by Maël Mauchand in collaboration with PGSS at McGill.

Episodes

  • Mussels, Osteoarthritis and the Dark Side of Grad Research

    16/10/2019 Duration: 43min

    Guests: Mihai (Chemistry, McGill) and Haley (Pharmacology, McGill) In this episode, after Mihai and Haley tell us all about their research, we move on to the touchy subject of graduate research gone wrong. Workspace and relationships, pressure, time constraints, things do not always go the way we want. Haley and Mihai have had these experiences, but they also have some helpful advice and very good spirit! Checkout Santropol roulant: https://santropolroulant.org/en/ Checkout Win4Science: https://www.mcgill.ca/pharma/initiatives/win4science Audio Post-Production by Jacob Rosenberg. Artwork by Jenna McMullan. Intro music: Shimo - Dead Child [ 実際には悲しい歌 ]Excerpts from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and Spider-Man (2002). This podcast was created in collaboration with PGSS at McGill.

  • Speech Impairments, Speech Impairments and How to Be Both Researcher and Clinician

    20/05/2019 Duration: 46min

    Guests: Angela MacDonald (Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill) and Heather Reid (Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill) In this episode, after Angela and Heather tell us about their research, we discuss their particular situation, juggling between student research and clinical practice. Although, I mostly try to keep the episode together while they laugh uncontrollably in my microphone. And of course, a little game at the end! Audio Post-Production by Jacob Rosenberg. Artwork by Jenna McMullan. Intro music: Shimo - Dead Child [ 実際には悲しい歌 ]Excerpts from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and Spider-Man (2002). This podcast was created in collaboration with PGSS at McGill.

  • Food Intake, Depression and What Is Neuroscience

    06/05/2019 Duration: 46min

    Guests: Tal Slutzki (Neuroscience, McGill) and Malosree Maitra (Neuroscience, McGill) In this episode, after Tal and Malosree tell us all about their research, we talk about our field, neuroscience, how we got there, what it means to us, and why it is such a complicatedly diverse area of research. We also talk about our recent passing of our Candidacy Exam, one more step towards our Ph.D. degree! Audio Post-Production by Jacob Rosenberg. Artwork by Jenna McMullan. Intro music: Shimo - Dead Child [ 実際には悲しい歌 ]Excerpts from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and Spider-Man (2002). This podcast was created in collaboration with PGSS at McGill.

  • Gas Hydrates, Spray Freezing and Research with Supercomputers (+ 1st-ever Grad Student RPG)

    23/04/2019 Duration: 57min

    Guests: Samuel Mathews (Chemical Engineering, McGill) and Saad Akhtar (Mining & Materials Engineering, McGill). In this episode, Sam and Saad tell us all about their research and discuss what it is like to work with supercomputers, running simulations instead of collecting empirical data. Another perspective on scientific research, with its fair share of tribulations. And to conclude the episode, an attempt at making some sort of student-life-inspired RPG, which turned out to be a lot of fun!   Audio Post-Production by Jacob Rosenberg. Artwork by Jenna McMullan. Intro music: Shimo - Dead Child [ 実際には悲しい歌 ]Excerpts from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and Spider-Man (2002). This podcast was created in collaboration with PGSS at McGill.

  • Baby Cries, Neutron Stars and Being an International Student

    08/04/2019 Duration: 48min

    Guests: Yufang Ruan (SCSD - School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill) and Melissa Mendes Silva (Physics, McGill). In this episode, after Yufang and Melissa tell us all about their research, we talk about our experience as international students, the opportunities and obstacles we can meet, our cultural values... And we finish by a little game to recommend places in Montreal! Check out Graphos: https://www.mcgill.ca/graphos/ Check out the Women in Physics Canada event at McGill: https://www.facebook.com/WIPCanada2019/ Audio Post-Production by Jacob Rosenberg. Artwork by Jenna McMullan. Intro music: Shimo - Dead Child [ 実際には悲しい歌 ]Excerpts from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and Spider-Man (2002). This podcast was created in collaboration with PGSS at McGill.

  • Ultrasounds, Ultra-Fast Lasers and Our Ultra-First Steps in Research

    25/03/2019 Duration: 43min

       Guests: Josi Gold (Biomedical Engineering, UdeM) and Ben Dringoli (Physics, McGill) In this episode, after Josi and Ben tell us all about their work, we do a little summary of our (very) early research careers. We talk about classes, the development of our projects, our doubts and our hopes, Josi's issues with French and Ben's philosophical approach on learning. And of course, to keep on the "tradition", a little trivia game at the end!   Audio Post-Production by Jacob Rosenberg. Artwork by Jenna McMullan. Intro music: Shimo - Dead Child [ 実際には悲しい歌 ]Excerpts from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and Spider-Man (2002). This podcast was created in collaboration with PGSS at McGill.  

  • Foreign Accents, Diabetes and What to Do at Conferences

    11/03/2019 Duration: 45min

    Guests: Yondu Mori and John Jahchan In this episode, after Yondu and John tell us more about their research, we talk about scientific conferences, and all the good and less good experiences that come with it. We also discover what kind of researcher we are by taking a very complex personality quiz. The quiz in question: https://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=what-type-of-a-researcher-are-you To learn more about the IAT (that we forgot to explain): https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/iatdetails.html   Audio Post-Production by Jacob Rosenberg Artwork by Jenna McMullan Intro music: Shimo - Dead Child [ 実際には悲しい歌 ]Excerpts from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and Spider-Man (2002). This podcast was created in collaboration with PGSS at McGill.

  • Water Treatment, Sarcasm and How to Answer Questions

    25/02/2019 Duration: 42min

    With Konstantina Chalastara and Mehrgol Tiv. In this very first episode, after Konstantina and Mehrgol tell us more about their research, we discuss the various types of questions we often get as research students, and how to answer them. And we play a fun game! Intro music: SHIMO - DEAD CHILD [ 実際には悲しい歌 ] Excerpts from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and Spider-Man (2002). This podcast was created in collaboration with PGSS at McGill.