Archive for the 'School' Category

Random Happy and Sad Things

Yazan: Candace | 07 May 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Gardening, Happy, Life, School

It’s time for a check-in and one of those posts that I can look back on to gauge state-of-mind when one day in the future I reflect back to this time and wonder what in the world I was thinking. so: Some things that made me happy today: spreading dirt for a garden in the […]

A Strategy for Writing a Long Paper

Yazan: Candace | 23 April 2008 | 1 Comment
Categories: Academia, School

I’ve got a hideous paper due Friday and yesterday I realized (for reasons that I won’t go into now) that my topic is all wrong. Unfortunately, there’s no time to start over so I’ll have to make do with the research I’ve been doing all semester and salvage what I can when this semester is […]

zomg writing is hard (or: Beyond Footnotes)

Yazan: Candace | 22 April 2008 | 3 Comments
Categories: Academia, School, Technology

Forget asking how did people write before word processors — how did people ever write without hyperlinking? I’m going crazy trying to write my final essay of the semester without hyperlinks. Aaarrrggghhhh!!! It would be so sweet to go beyond footnotes, to be able to include a link to a photo or a text or […]

How to Procrastinate

Yazan: Candace | 21 April 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Canadiana, Food, Happy, Life, Relationships, School, Technology

When did a B become a bad mark? (omg I hope I don’t get a B on my assignment.) It seems this is what happens moving up into graduate studies. Everyone is stressing over grades. Nothing below an A is good enough and a B is required to pass a course. I hate having that […]

Always a Decision to Make

Yazan: Candace | 21 April 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Family, Feminism, Life, Relationships, School

I hate limbo. I like to have a general idea of where I’m headed, what’s next, where the groceries will come from next week. So I’m getting anxious because I haven’t heard yet if I’ll receive the funding I applied for to finish my master’s. I had planned to do this degree in one year […]

I Will Teach You

Yazan: Candace | 18 March 2008 | 2 Comments
Categories: Academia, Bodies, Canadiana, Culture, Feminism, Feminist Theory, Life, School, Sexism, Sexuality, Women's Studies

Last night I attended a talk held at the University of Windsor given by Dr. Shahnaz Khan. The topic of the presentation was entitled: Veil Talk: Examining the Many Facets. Dr. Khan is the author of Aversion and Desire; Negotiating Muslim Female Identity in the Diaspora and a professor in Global Studies and Women’s Studies […]

Pelee Spring Song

Yazan: Candace | 28 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Canadiana, Culture, Happy, History, Life, School

I want to go to this very very badly. I could even say it’s for school! And for people who like to take pictures/pictures of birds this is the perfect opportunity! More details here. Seeing as how Vincent Lam’s book about history and medicine (on my way to pick it up at the library now!) […]

Learning more about Citing: Vital Records

Yazan: Candace | 27 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Academia, History, School

Next week I have to hand in a comprehensive annotated bibliography for my major research project. I’m finding out there are trickier citations to write than books with editors but no authors, self-published books and websites with hidden authors. Until now these have been the toughest. Now I’m finding I need to cite primary sources […]

Happy Family Day

Yazan: Candace | 18 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Canadiana, Culture, Family, Feminism, Life, Relationships, School, Third Wave

Today is Family Day in Ontario. It’s a government initiative to help families with the crazy pace of life by giving everyone the day off so they can spend time together. Except Family Day isn’t retrospectively applied to court orders signed before today. If your kids go to their dad’s on Mondays you are out […]

Make a Difference this Valentine’s Day

Yazan: Candace | 14 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Bodies, Canadiana, Feminism, Life, Miss G_ Project, School, Sexism, Third Wave, Women's Studies

Want to know what to do for your Valentine this year? Call Kathleen Wynne, Ontario’s Minister of Education and ask when the already promised Women’s and Gender Studies course will be added into the Ontario Secondary School Curriculum. Kathleen Wynne’s Office: 416.325.2600 TDD/TTY: 1-800-263-2892 Today, February 14th 2008, between 9 and 5, pick up the […]

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