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A PhD Update (June)

It has been a little while since I last wrote a PhD update (read the one from over 6 months ago here) so I thought it was about time I wrote another one. I also really enjoy writing PhD update blogposts as they let me reflect on what I’ve achieved (and also freak me out about how much I need […]

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Dr.ofwhat’s top 7 posts of all time.

As you may be aware, this little blog turned 2 years old last week! So I thought I would share my most popular (views wise) posts from the last 2 years, you know, just in case you missed them.   The Shack by the Sea: A peek into the sweetest Airbnb. (682 views)   What happens when one event changes everything? (492 views)   How are you…really? (205 views)   Featured ‘day in the life of’: Steph, a PhD student & manta ray researcher. (194 views)   Featured ‘day in the life of’: Angela, member of the Watershed Stewards Program & soon-to-be masters student in the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. (179 views)   My journey to understanding the importance of self-care. (169 views)   A PhD update. (163 views)

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What is great about the scicomm community !

As I have been part of the scicomm community for two years now, I really wanted to celebrate what is so great about it. I thought what better way than getting some of my favourite scicomm influencers to say what they like about the community.  Beyond.the.ivory.tower “I love being part of this scicomm community particularly because of the connections I’ve made with other passionate scientists” Lisaellenjones “I love the scicomm community for how supportive and inspiring everyone is, we acknowledge and celebrate each other’s successes and are there to help when things get tough!” Nina.draws.scientists “I love being a part of the science community on Instagram because of the scientific conversation it stimulates and the knowledge I learn from the dynamic people within it!” Someblondescientist “I love this community for the support! Everyone is so encouraging and supportive of one another, such a privilege to be a part of” Naomikohbelic “Being a part of the online science community provides me with a sense of belonging. I am constantly overwhelmed by the support, and grateful for all the friendships I’ve formed with fellow scientists from across the globe. Scientific research can be particularly isolating, but the online science community continuously motivates me to persevere” Science.sam “I love that we’ve been using social media to help make science more open access, build communities of support, and explore each others’ voices. It takes time to be online but it energizes me more than […]

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2 Years of Dr.ofwhat!

Dr.ofwhat is officially two years old, which is actually really hard to believe as it feels like the longest and quickest two years of my life simultaneously. I was so nervous to start a blog. I always knew that I wanted to because I really enjoyed writing and loved reading other peoples blogs. But I was terrified, and I didn’t […]

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Yes, its easy to do nothing.

*Written by Tegan* Yes, its easy to do nothing. Yes it would have been easier not to write this. Yes it would have been easier not to expose myself. Yes it would have been easier to not to deal with the comments other people may throw at me. BUT BORINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG. If I didn’t write this the endless cycle just continues. […]

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